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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 10, 1977
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(Studio) Reverend Marcel Lefebvre brings fight with Vatican to Dickinson, Texas, instead of usual battleground with Pope in Europe.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Dickinson, Texas) Lefebvre travels to Texas from Switzerland, to dedicate Queen of Angels Church, because no other bishop would dedicate church to traditionalist movement Bishops in Houston diocese described as dismayed to learn intermediary had bought church for Society of Saint Pious X. Later, Lefebvre denies movement threatens split of Roman Catholic Church. [LEFEBVRE - says if there's division in church now, it's from Vatican.] At mass, archbishop says Vatican council has transformed Catholics into Protestants. [LEFEBVRE - says bishops and council don't serve Catholic church now.] Basic disagreement with regard to language in which mass is to be celebrated.

Dean, Morton;
Rabel, Ed

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