NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 09, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pasadena, California: Bob Abernethy) United States Catholic Church's growing first generation Hispanic population in United States and unique political, soc. and religious problems associated with it examined; details given, scenes shown. [Father Luis OLIVARES - cites church's need to make Hispanics feel they belong.] Incr. conversion of 2nd generation Hispanics to fundamentalist churches such as Sonny Arguinzoni's Victory Outreach Church discussed. [ARGUINZONI - explains his church's attraction to Hispanics.] Archbishop Roger Mahony mentioned, shown. All future priests such as Dario Miranda said required to be bilingual. [Monsignor Tobias ENGLISH - feels language problem is pressing.] [OLIVARES - notes style of traditional Anglo Mass alienates Hispanic Catholics.] [PARISHIONERS - praise diversity within parish; acknowledge separation between Anglos and Hispanics.] [ENGLISH - recalls he was once an immigrant as well.]