On October 19, the CBS program, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, aired a segment that raised the eyebrows of the Catholic League. Printed below is a transcript of the offending exchange.
REVEREND: Your godparents must be very, very special people indeed. You understand they do much more than step in, in case of tragedy.
DR. QUINN: I must admit, Mr. Morel, a sudden death did prompt our decision. Has he spoken to his wife yet?
REVEREND: No, not yet. I’ll offer her a plot in town cemetery but I doubt she’ll take it.
DR. QUINN: Why not?
REVEREND: Because, she’s Catholic.
DR. QUINN: Well I thought we were all Christian.
REVEREND: Well there are some people who could argue that point….
Why this quip was made is not known. But surely the writers didn’t just throw it in without a reason, and surely it was not done to endear viewers to Catholics. We are asking CBS for an explanation.