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Dissenting Priests / Washington, DC #441909

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1968
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(Studio) 51 Catholic priests in Washington, DC publicly disagreed with Pope Paul on birth control. Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle ordered them to retract. Most have not and he hasn't done anything to them.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) 1,000 Catholic laymen hold rally supporting priests. [Suspended priest Jospeh O'DONOGHUE - says difficult being suspended, but proud to take burden to be able to say what he believes.] [Lay spokesperson Jack MANION - asks crowd to think of priest not being able to perform priestly duties. Cardinal can't believe priests mean what they say. We admire priests.] [Reverend John E. CORRIGAN - tells story of sick man who demanded to know before he was anointed if the priest was 1 of dissenters. He was for the priest.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) O'Boyle has not said what he will do.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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