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In Depth (Roman Catholic Church: O'Connor Death / Priesthood) #634752

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) The death of Cardinal John O'Connor reported; details given of questions about O'Connor's possible successor; scenes shown of Mass in New York. [PERSON - says O'Connor's death is a loss.] [Catholic League president William DONOHUE - says O'Connor gave Catholics moral confidence.] [Catholics for a Free Choice Frances KISSLING - criticizes O'Connor.] [The Christophers director Monsignor Thomas McSWEENEY - says the pope is responsible for choosing the successor.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Declining numbers of American Catholic men joining the priesthood reported; details given of concerns about the shortage of priests; television commercial shown. [Father Shaun ERNO - says the rest of his seminary class did not enter the priesthood; says the culture does not focus on faith.] [Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis GEORGE - talks about recruiting ads.] [Author Father Andrew GREELEY - says there are attempts to move the church back about 30 years.] [TEACHER - explains the appeal of Catholic inner-city schools.]

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Ellis, Rehema

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