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Bishops' Meeting / Birth Control / Wright #538

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 15, 1968
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(Studio) Roman Catholic bps. approve pastoral letter with regard to birth control.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Bps. say artificial contraceptives always objective evil but circumstances may reduce moral guilt. Implies Catholic couple shouldn't feel cut from Church and sacraments.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Studio) Frank Reynolds talks to chairperson bishop's committee , Bishop John J. Wright. [WRIGHT - says there's always conflict between freedom and authority. Couples not free to reject Pope's teachings; it's authentic Church teaching. Moral guilt can only be decided individually. Couple must make moral judgment according to level of Catholicism in light of Church's teachings. Letter representatives consensus opinion of American bps. Binding in sense that teachings of bps. are authoritative. Other questions involved in letter besides birth control. Sins not to be considered different in any different location.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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