Religion: MacManus' Scheme

U. S. Catholics publish 330-odd newspapers and magazines, with a total circulation of more than 7,000,000. Many owned by dioceses, with editorial staffs appointed by and directly responsible to bishops and archbishops, they range from Father Coughlin's Social Justice to the liberal Michigan Catholic to the conservative New York Catholic News (circulation: 229,000, 40,000, 55,000 respectively).

Once a year Catholic editors gather to discuss their problems. Last week, meeting at Detroit's Hotel Statler for the 30th annual convention of the Catholic Press Association, 150 leading Catholic editors had something to buzz about.

The man that set them buzzing was neither an editor...

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