Religion: Clerical Columnist

For the first time in many a moon Dr. Joseph Fort Nerwton did not have to get up at 6 o'clock on weekday mornings. After eleven years the Philadelphia Episcopalian rector had given up his syndicated daily newspaper column, Everyday Religion. The flood of readers' letters that had put him to work at dawn's crack was beginning to subside

Tall, 63-year-old Dr. Newton had high blood pressure. Doctors had given him his choice. He might run his column or his parish (St. Luke and the Epiphany) but not both. He chose the parish,...

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