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Latin Mass #24234

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 24, 1973
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(Studio) Pope Paul VI celebrates midnight mass in Vatican City. Ferment in Roman Catholic Church occurs over Latin mass.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Monroe, Connecticut) Vatican discontinued Latin mass 3 years ago. Orthodox Roman Catholic movement clings to Latin mass. [Father Francis FENTON - believes to preserve faith, mass must be preserved.] Worshippers react to new mass. Father Francis Fenton breaks vow of obedience by refusing to give up Latin mass. [Father Francis FENTON - believes faith is greater virtue than obedience.] [Monsignor Charles McMANUS - thinks Latin mass cuts worshippers out of today's community.] Questioned about Roman Catholics still practicing Latin mass. [McMANUS - says they're cutting themselves out of society.]

Reasoner, Harry;
Young, Bob

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