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Catholic Church / Priest Sex Abuse / Pope #962399

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 04, 2010
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Rome: Allen Pizzey) The crisis in the Catholic Church over the priest sex abuse scandal featured; scenes shown of Easter Mass at the Vatican where Cardinal Angelo Sodano†† defended Pope Benedict XVI; details given about the impact of the issue on the pope's health & a priest's comparing of the attacks on the church to attacks on Jews. [Catholic pilgrims Steve TERENZI†, Cornelia WILLENSEN†, Patricia CALLIGARO†- offer views on the church's handling of the issue.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) CBS News poll findings on American Catholics' views on the pope's handling of the abuse scandal cited.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The American view of the Catholic Church featured; scenes shown from Easter at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC; details given about the case of Father Lawrence Murphy, a molesting priest of the 1960s who died as a priest in 1998. [Worshipers Raul VIDAL†, Jean ROZANKSY†, Tara LIBERT†- offer views on the church, faith & abuse.] ["National Catholic Reporter" Tom ROBERTS†- outlines what the pope should do.] [Former ambassador to the Holy See Raymond FLYNN†- offers perspective on the pope.] [St. John de LaSalle Father Michael KNOTEK†- comments on the view of the priest today.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Pizzey, Allen;
Reynolds, Dean

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