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Catholic Church and Marriage #262060

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) Growth in divorce rate in recent years noted. Report is on efforts of one Catholic diocese to strengthen pre-marriage ties.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Phoenix, Arizona) Impt. of marriage in traditional Catholic lifestyle reported Phoenix area diocese leader, Bishop James Rausch's announcement re: waiting period for engaged couples prior to marriage detailed. [RAUSCH - comments.] Plans for encounter sessions with couples outlined. Reaction of young Phoenix-area Catholics reported [WOMAN - comments.] [Bill CUTLER - comments.] [Michael MAZA - comments.] [Father Thomas DeMAN - comments on opposition to plan.] Expected increase of similar plans in Catholic churches around country noted.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Mudd, Roger;
Petersen, Barry

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