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Catholic Church / Boston, Massachusetts / Church Closings #771249

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) An innocent plea from an elderly man accused of trespassing in his church noted.

(Boston: Sharyn Alfonsi) Boston parishioners’ resistance of orders to close Catholic churches because of a shortage of priests & fallout from the sex abuse scandal featured; scenes shown of a group of grandmothers camping out in their church. [Parishioner Gina SCALCIONE†- states her view.] [Boston College Stephen POPE†- says you can’t take someone’s devotion and throw it away.] [Council of Parishes Peter BORRE†- says this is about the money.] [Archdiocese of Boston Rev. Bryan HEHIR†- says you keep talking until we find our way to common ground.]

Rather, Dan;
Alfonsi, Sharyn

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