CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1977
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(Studio) National Conf. of Catholic Bishops tries to bridge gap between church and Catholics who have divorced and remarried; these people have also been working toward reconciliation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Chicago, Illinois) Religious and emotional plight of divorced Catholics, many of whom have remarried, noted. [N. American Conf. of Separated and Divorced Catholics spokesperson Reverend James YOUNG - cites neighborhood reactions to divorced Catholics.] [Divorced Catholic Marilyn ROEDELL - says people have to realize divorced Catholics not 2nd rate.] Divorced Catholics have begun organizing and have mtgs., like 1 in Toledo, Ohio, to work for change in attitude of church to selves. [Chicago Catholic Marriage Tribunal spokesperson Reverend John DOLCIAMORE - cites difference in church' s view of divorced people and remarried ones.] Procedure of annulment in order to remarry noted. [Joan BEARD - talks of emotional drain of annulment.] Both sides seem to be coming closer together.
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint
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