Letters, Jan. 10, 1949

Resignation in Phoenix

Sir:

The story of Rev. Emmett McLoughlin [TIME, Dec. 13] will shock many more than the residents of Phoenix . . . Fortunately, however, such apostasies as Father McLoughlin's are rare, and we still have our Ronald Knoxes and Fulton Sheens to compensate.

Questions I would like answered: 1) Will Phoenix have as much respect for "Mister" McLoughlin as it did for "Father" McLoughlin? 2) Will St. Monica's Hospital (which sounds Catholic enough) favor the idea of having an "ex-priest" on its board of directors?

Methinks that ere long Emmett McLoughlin will...

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