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National Conference of Catholic Bishops / Pastoral Letter #243298

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1976
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(Studio) Washington, DC meeting of National Conf. of Catholic Bishops reaffirms church's traditional teachings in adoption of pastoral letter 3 years in writing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of letter noted; conference president Archbishop Joseph Bernardin says little new ground broken. Lay conference held in Detroit, Michigan, last month noted; delegates then adopted proposals for liberalizing church teachings on moral issues. [BERNARDIN - says document is reaffirmation of traditional moral values.] [Baltimore, Maryland, Auxiliary Bishop P. Francis MURPHY - cites reservations with regard to document.] [Newark, New Jersey, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph FRANCIS - says document is soft in area of racism.] Letter faces opposition from forces in church who want change and believe they have power to achieve it.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal
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