× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Segment 3 (The Faith Healer) #495673

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Despite skepticism, faith healing garners rapidly growing interest. Roman Catholic priest in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, believes he and faith are instrument of healing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Report on ministry of Reverend Ralph DiOrio. [DiORIO - recalls work with poor and sick in Ontario, Canada.] DiOrio is charismatic priest; not all he blesses get well, but there have been enough instances of mysteriously recovered health to confuse skeptics. [WOMAN - cites experience with priest and knows she's healed.] Charismatic movement is fastest growing movement in Catholic Church; details noted. [DiORIO - cites reasons he believes movement is catching on so fast.] Reporter notes numbers of people coming to DiOrio's church. [DiORIO - cites exs. of miracles that have occurred.] [Dr. Theodore ROSEN - notes he is physician and that wife Dorothy's bursitis was instantly cured from being at DiOrio's service. Also cites example of own patient who was in wheelchair and was cured. Has no answers for it.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

Brinkley, David;
McCarthy, Lee

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.