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In Depth (Catholic Church) #731015

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Phoenix: George Lewis) The arrest in Arizona of Phoenix Bishop Thomas O’Brien in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident featured; photo shown of victim Jim Reed††; details given about previous charges against O’Brien of covering up sex abuse by priests; scenes shown of O’Brien in custody. [Maricopa County attorney Rick ROMLEY†- says O’Brien will not be treated differently.] [Priest sex abuse victim Sharon ROY†, parishioner Mark KENNEDY†- comment on the Church’s pattern of behavior & attitude.] [On June 2, O’BRIEN – says he serves as bishop at the pleasure of the pope and not the county attorney.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former Church investigative panel chairman Frank Keating’s criticism of bishops in America mentioned.

(Washington: Anne Thompson) A look at the state of the Catholic Church since the sex abuse scandal erupted a year ago presented. [Boston priest Robert BOWERS††- says the laity is white-knuckling their way through their faith.] [US Conference of Catholic Bishops Wilton GREGORY†- says the bishops intend to respond accordingly.] [Notre Dame University Father Richard McBRIEN†- comments on bishops’ lack of cooperation.] [Voice of the Faithful president Jim POST†- comments on the disconnect created by bishops’ words and attorneys’ tactics.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Thompson, Anne

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