Religion: The Advancement of Science

World comment on the Pope's Christmas message naturally concentrated on his call to the United Nations to oust Hungary's puppet government from membership and his reiteration of the morality of defensive war. But another, less noted passage met with confirmation at an unexpected place—the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

"Modern man . . . thinks that man can be scientifically and technologically understood and controlled," said Pius XII. "But this is a false concept. Man's dignity and limitation consist in his being a spiritual being who can...

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