Faithful Catholicism Simply Not An Option For CBS's Pelley

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Scott Pelley's liberal bias got the better of him on the 11 March 2013 edition of CBS Evening News as he interviewed three American seminarians studying in Rome. When one seminarian expressed his hope that next pope continues the "beautiful legacy of John Paul II and Benedict XVI," Pelley replied incredulously, "But you mentioned two popes who have a reputation for being doctrinally conservative. And this is something you'd like to see carried on?"

The transcript of the relevant portion of the interview:

TOM MCDONALD, SEMINARIAN, PONTIFICAL NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGE: I'd like to see a pope continue the beautiful legacy of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

SCOTT PELLEY: But you mentioned two popes who have a reputation for being doctrinally conservative-

MCDONALD: Well-

PELLEY: And is this – this is something you'd like to see carried on?

MCDONALD: The Church's mission is to transmit a message – to transmit a gift it received from Christ. So, it – it's not in our job description, as it were, to change that message.

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.