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Catholic Meeting / Birth Control #440620

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 11, 1968
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(Studio) 200 American Catholic cardinals, abps. and bps. begin meeting in DC. To discuss Church authority and birth control. 10,000 laymen there in support of 54 priests who dissent from Pope Paul's birth control encyclical.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Catholics gather in hotel for rally supporting 54 priests. [Senator Eugene MCCARTHY - says not here to report forming of 3rd party or 2nd Church. Recites poem with regard to church's problems.] [Reverend John E. CORRIGAN - speaks of role of conscience in family planning.] National Council Catholic Bps. holds meeting Issue of birth control to be decided.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Washington, DC priests who dissented remain suspended. Pope refers to fidelity to Church as it is not as some would have it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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