Religion: Words & Works

¶ "It no longer can be said today that the United States is a Protestant country," said Samuel Cardinal Stritch of Chicago, as he visited Venezuela on his way home from the International Eucharistic Congress in Rio de Janeiro. "The Catholic Church is forging ahead, growing day by day and becoming stronger."

¶ Six members of the twelve-man Soviet agricultural delegation visiting Iowa (TIME, Aug. 1) attended Sunday services at a Presbyterian church in Jefferson, fanned themselves with church programs, let their attention wander only occasionally as the Rev. Henry Needing preached on "Life Can Be Beautiful." The Russians bought new...

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