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Catholic Church in United States / Hispanic Leader Controversy #255473

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Report to National Conf. of Catholic Bishops with regard to problems in church-state relations outlined. Church problems from within own structure reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Riverside, California) Heavily Hispanic Catholic Church member in southwest United States noted. Protests of Hispanic Catholics in San Bernardino-Riverside diocese of California with regard to lack of Hispanic church leaders reported Ex. given is demonstration at ordination ceremony for bishop of new diocese near Los Angeles. [Hispanic leader Armando NAVARRO - compares Hispanic oppression in United States to that of Polish people. Says they need important symbolism of leader within church.] Hispanics' mtgs. with church leaders at ordination ceremony stated. [National Conf. of Catholic Bishops spokesperson Archbishop John R. QUINN - says they will work in that direction, but sees no easy solution.] [Catholic dissident Mary GUILLEN - comments on situation.] Dissidents' recognition of dangers in their minimal opposition to church leaders in southwest and pledge to press on for better Hispanic representative among leaders detailed. Mexico and new Polish pope mentioned.
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Mudd, Roger

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