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Birth Control / Catholic Controversy #442141

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1968
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(Studio) After Pope Paul's birth control statement, 52 priests in Washington, DC diocese sign statement disagreeing; citing freedom of conscience. Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle suspends priest because he preached on birth control and disagreed with Pope.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Archbishop Washington, DC O'BOYLE - says attack on birth control is attack on authority.] [Reverend Joseph O'DONOGHUE - says people have right to know what other cardinals and bps. besides O'Boyle said. Not attacking Pope's authority.] [O'BOYLE - cites religious artifacts in his home as boy. Says we've become so humanistic and secularistic, that we're losing values with regard to eternal life.] [O'DONOGHUE - says Gallup Poll says 80% Catholics in 20s feel birth control morally permissible. 1/2 United States population under 29. Expect American bps. will begin spking. out as Europeans do.] [O'BOYLE - says bishop of diocese is 1 that determines what is what.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Other 51 priests say if O'Donoghue suspended, they should be too.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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