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Catholic Church / Sex Abuse / Priests / Pope-Cardinals Meeting / Allen Interview / Cozzens Interview #700067

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Rome: Connie Chung) The two-day meeting of American cardinals with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican to discuss sex abuse by priests featured; scenes shown; details given of the pope's statement. [Archbishop of Detroit Cardinal Adam MAIDA - reacts to the pope's message on conversion.] [US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Bishop Wilton GREGORY - comments on the priesthood issue.] [Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis GEORGE - outlines Cardinal Bernard Law's admission of a mistake.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with National Catholic Reporter Rome correspondent John Allen about the meeting at the Vatican. [From Rome, ALLEN - says there is a sense of relief among the American cardinals that now the pope and the Vatican are engaged in the problems within the American Catholic church.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "The Changing Face of the Priesthood" author Father Donald Cozzens about gays in the priesthood. [From Minnesota, COZZENS - expresses concern about the number of celibate gay priests and the church's views that homosexuality is "objectively disordered"; suggests the time is right to reconsider mandatory celibacy.]

Brown, Aaron;
Chung, Connie

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