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Pope / Chicago #260913

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1979
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(Studio) Report in progress; Pope John Paul II's previous visits to Chicago as cardinal recalled; pontiff's reaffirmation of positions on birth control and abortion noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) John Paul's statements to bishops with regard to birth control, sex, divorce-marriage, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality outlined, quoted; films shown. Fears that pontiff's continued ban on birth control, considered ignored by large number of Catholics, will further divide church reported [Bishop John DONOVAN - comments.] [Bishop Matthew CLARK - comments.] Unnamed bishop quoted with regard to Pope's remarks.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Largest crowd of his United States trip noted greeting Pope in Chicago; continued opposition noted. Noted theologian and NOW speaker at Los Angeles mtg. quoted with regard to anticipated response to papal statements
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Impact of Pope's statements at NOW convention examined. [NOW spokesperson Mary Jo WALSH - comments on birth control.] [NOW Reproductive Rights Committee spokesperson Carol KING - responds to pontiff's stance on abortion.] Response by Los Angelels chapter of Dignity, organization for gay Catholics, outlined. [Dignity spokesperson Jim HIGHLAND - notes precedent set by John Paul's distinction between homosexuality and homosexual acts.] Resolution passed with regard to John Paul's sexism noted 1st order of business at NOW mtg. today.
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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