Religion: On the Attack

U.S. Roman Catholics have long felt the need for a central agency where the church could express its official views on social, economic and moral questions. Rather than set up a new agency, they decided on the reorganization of an old one: the ten-year-old bureau of information of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Washington.

The rejuvenated bureau, explained Bishop John F. Noll of Fort Wayne, Ind., head of the reorganization committee, will "send out publicity releases [and] answer questions by secular papers regarding Catholics."*

Last week the reorganization committee announced the appointment of a new bureau director: the Rev. Thomas J. McCarthy,...

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