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Roman Catholic Church / Celibacy / Nuns Break With Rome #9461

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Roman Catholic Church gets demands for change. Vatican orders priests everywhere to make annual public re-affirmation of vows of celibacy and obedience; there may be trouble with Dutch Catholics.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Amsterdam, Holland) Inside Church, revolutionary things going on. Young seminary students feel priests have right to get married and if celibacy rule not relaxed, many won't enter priesthood. Pope Paul says celibacy cardinal rule of Church, but times are changing even if Pope isn't.
REPORTER: George Watson

(Studio) Here in US, group of nuns decide to break with Vatican but continue their work.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Sisters of Immaculate Heart, always been lively order; own and operate Catholic girls college. 1967 Sisters decided to discard black habits; now break completely with Rome. [Sister Helen KELLY - says times have moved on, so will Sisters.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.;
Watson, George

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