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Eye On America (Roman Catholic Church: Priests) #350704

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Conrad, WI: Frank Currier) The shortage of priests in the American Catholic Church featured; scenes shown from a church in rural Conrad, WI, that switched to being Episcopalian after the Catholic Church closed the parish. [PARISHIONER, Episcopal priest Reverend Paul WALTER - comment.] The scandal of child sexual abuse by priests mentioned. [PRIEST, Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Joseph BERNARDIN, author Father Andrew GREELEY - talk about the priest problem.] Clip shown from "Going My Way". [Former monk turned Episcopalian minister Harry WAKSH - comments.] Marketing strategies tried by the church to attract new priests reported; scenes shown. [Chicago archdiocese Father Hal STANGER, retired doctor turned seminarian Dick WARD - talk about a new priesthood.]

Reporter(s):
Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:20

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