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Catholic Church / Priest's Secret Son (Part II) #953852

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 2009
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(Studio: Erica Hill) The story of the secret son of a Catholic priest introduced. {See November 12 story}

(Superior, Wisconsin: Gary Tuchman) The search for Henry Willenborg, the Franciscan priest who fathered Patricia Bond's son, Nathan, who is now dying of cancer, featured; details given about recent allegations about Willenborg's behavior. [Former Franciscan provincial minister Rev. Robert KARRIS†- says we will do what is best for Nathan; comments on the realities.] [Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests Barbara BLAINE†- opposes the church keeping secrets.] [BOND - denies the church is concerned about her son.] [Priest's son Nathan HALBACH†- comments on his life & his father.] [Superior, Wisconsin, diocese Bishop Peter CHRISTENSEN†- comments on the priest's suspension.] Willenborg's statement to the "New York Times" about the church's generosity & a letter from the Franciscans about paying for Nathan's care & funeral quoted. Nathan's death today noted & recent contacts with lawyers for the Franciscans & the lack of moral responsibility on behalf of the church discussed.

Hill, Erica;
Tuchman, Gary

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