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Catholic Church / Scandals: Arrest, Priest Sex Abuse #730950

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Vince Gonzales) Two reports of troubling news for the Catholic Church featured; details given about the arrest of controversial Phoenix Bishop Thomas O’Brien†† in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident and about the resignation of Frank Keating as head of the Church’s internal investigation of pedophilia among priests; Keating’s statements to the “Los Angeles Times” concerning his frustration with bishops, including Cardinal Roger Mahony†, quoted. [Los Angeles district attorney Steve COOLEY†- comments on Mahony’s refusal to release documents.] [Archdiocese of Los Angeles spokesman Tod TAMBERG†- says the Church is composed of good people.] [Survivor group spokesperson Mary GRANT†- says it’s not about protecting kids.] NOTE - Local weather bulletin on screen.

Rather, Dan;
Gonzales, Vince

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