Religion: Reconversion

When a Communist gets religion, that's news. Last week a Communist did.

The converted Communist was the managing editor of Communism's U.S. mouthpiece, the Daily Worker. Louis Francis Budenz, 54, ten years after becoming a Communist, announced that he had rejoined the Roman Catholic "faith of his fathers." He forthwith attended the baptism and confirmation of his ex-Unitarian wife and his three children, and was off to Notre Dame to be assistant professor of economics. As a teacher he hopes to "show up Communism in theory and practice." Said Budenz: "Communism, I have found,...

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