Religion: Words & Works

¶ The liberal Protestant Christian Century headed its editorial page last week with a blast from the Rev. Charles Duell Kean of Washington's Episcopal Church of the Epiphany against the U.S. Navy for attaching a St. Christopher medal to its successful Vanguard satellite-bearing rocket. "Would it have served just as well." demanded Dr. Kean, "if along with the countdown routine, a man had been assigned at each stage in the process to cross his fingers and say 'Muggles'? Had anyone thought of attaching a four-leaf clover to the missile somewhere? The fact that...

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