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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 27, 1977
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(Studio) Pope Paul VI's affirmation of Catholic ban on women priests and support from 8 United States cardinals noted. Today women opposing stand hold prayer vigils.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Chicago, Illinois) Service at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral noted. Pope's statement not only banned women from priesthood, but said they couldn't mirror image of Christ. [Prayer vigil organizer Sister Delores BROOKS - says that's slap in face to most women.] 1 woman who would like to become priest is Sister Georgine Wilson. [Chicago archdiocese chancellor Monsignor Richard ROSEMEYER - says church doesn't feel it can break with tradition begun by Christ and Apostles.] Others argue against women priests on basis of study by University of Chicago. [U. of Chicago spokesperson Rev. Andrew GREELEY - notes percentages for and against proposal in rank and file of church.] Organizers of women as priests movement admit time may not have come for such action, but is rallying point to get attention from church leaders
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Studio) In Paris, France, followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre stage sit-in at Left Bank church saying they'll stay there till they get church of own. Group is traditionalist 1; says masses in Latin rather than own language as decreed by Vatican.
REPORTER: Morton Dean


(Studio) Jordan's King Hussein tells "Newsweek" magazine there were secret CIA payments to his country but weren't for own personal use. REPORTER: Morton Dean

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Dean, Morton

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