Religion: The Real Big Shots

Jesuit Father John LaFarge, editor of the weekly America, wrote last week: "When the Cardinals are in the headlines, people have sometimes spoken of them ... as 'the big shots' of the Catholic Church. . . . But the term applies to the Cardinals only in a limited way. In the Catholic Church the real 'big shots' are vast numbers of people whose lives are known only to God.

"They are young people of every race and nation, workers or students or service men and women, who are fighting to lead clean lives close to Christ in the midst of terrific temptations,...

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