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United States Catholics / Dissent #547779

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Abernethy) Controversy among United States Catholic bishops over Vatican's stripping of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of powers due to his position on various soc. issues discussed; details given, scenes shown. United States bishops said possibly registering their dissent with Vatican in selection of Archbishop John May as conference president and Archbishop Dan. Pilarczyk as vice president [Archbishop Rembert WEAKLAND - explains basis of bishops' letter criticizing government economy policies.] Letter outlined, quoted on screen. [WEAKLAND - responds to claims that bishops favor socialism.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Wallace, Chris

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