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    ABOUT 500 ROMAN CATHOLICS WALKED OUT OF MASS AT ST. MATTHEW'S CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY?

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    ABOUT 500 ROMAN CATHOLICS WALKED OUT OF MASS AT ST. MATTHEW'S CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AS CARDINAL PATRICK O'BOYLE READ A PASTORAL MESSAGE ON THE CONTROVERSY TAKING PLACE IN AMERICA ON POPE PAUL'S ENCYCLICAL ON CONTRACEPTION.

    THE PEOPLE RETURNED TO THE CATHEDRAL AFTER THE CARDINAL HAD COMPLETED THE MESSAGE. THE MESSAGE URGED ROMAN CATHOLICS TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND ACCEPT POPE PAUL'S OPPOSITION TO ARTIFICIAL MEANS OF CONTRACEPTION.

    THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED OUT OF THE SERVICE REPRESENTED ABOUT HALF THE ATTENDANCE AT THE SERVICE.

    THOSE WHO REMAINED TO HEAR THE MESSAGE GAVE CARDINAL O'BOYLE A STANDING OVATION.

    AS THE DISSIDENT CATHOLICS WALKED FROM THE SERVICE CARDINAL O'BOYLE GAVE THEM NO ATTENTION, AND CONTINUED READING HIS LETTER. HE WAS, HOWEVER, INTERRUPTED ONCE BY A WOMAN WHO WALKED TO BENEATH THE PULPIT AND ADDRESSED SOME REMARKS TO HIM. SHE WAS THEN ESCORTED FROM THE CATHEDRAL BY USHERS.

    FORTY-FOUR ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS IN THE WASHINGTON DIOCESE HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE PAPAL RULING ON BIRTH CONTROL. THIRTEEN OF THEM HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINED BY CARDINAL O'BOYLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5N9BGC7MXR4QW9NGP3TTQJ8VJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5N9BGC7MXR4QW9NGP3TTQJ8VJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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