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Catholic Church vs. Curran #311562

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Controversy within United States Catholic community over Pope John Paul II stripping theologian Charles Curran of his authority examined; background to issue reviewed. Scenes shown. [Archbishop James HICKEY - cites Vatican's ruling.] Curran's position on several issues listed on screen. [April 22, 1986, CURRAN - feels he makes church's authority more credible.] [Reverend John CONNERY - disagrees.] Concern of many United States Catholics over Vatican's regression from liberalization begun by Pope John XXIII noted. [Reverend Richard McBRIEN, Reverend Edward BRANCH - questions church's security in face of change.]

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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