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Focus (Priestly Misconduct) #577232

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 16, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Henry Champ) Topic of Roman Catholic Church and sexual abuse of children featured; details given of pending legal cases that are causing the church to consider new reforms. [Churchgoing mother Gloria GOLDFADDEN - comments.] [Disguised PRIEST - comments.] Resignation of Father Bruce Ritter and charges against 30 Canadian priests following allegations of sexual abuse recalled. [MAN - testifies about abuse.] [Attorney Jeff ANDERSON - talks about cases against priests.] [Catholic church chief counsel Mark CHOPKO - says issue must be confronted.] Issue of priestly celibacy and pedophilia detailed. Way in which church deals with offenders reviewed.

Champ, Henry;
Utley, Garrick

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