Religion: Red Bounce

Oldest Episcopal church in California is San Francisco's Trinity, to which the State's wealthiest pioneer families used to belong. With changing times, Trinity was left stranded in a district of middle-class apartment houses. But with some old parishioners remaining, the old church still maintains an air of conservative respectability. For more than a year Trinity has been looking for a rector. Its vestry scrutinized the qualifications of 60 Episcopal ministers in 16 states. Finally, last August, the vestry issued its call—to a young man who is an enrolled Socialist, a vice...

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