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Birth Control / Controversy #539

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 15, 1968
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(Studio) Dissension with regard to Pope Paul's birth control encyclical still exists. Dissenting bps. hold news conference
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Washington, DC priests, disciplined by Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, recognizes that letter not fully on their side. [Reverend John MCGARRAGHY - says clear that bps. affirm encyclical. They also affirm right of responsible dissent under some circumstances. Our position vindicated. Look to O'Boyle to lift penalties on 41 priests.] Controversy to continue.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Vatican source says letter seems to diminish responsibility of Catholic couples to obey encyclical. Doubtful Pope to approve letter.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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