Religion: Jesuit Jubilee

Fifty years ago this month scholarly Father John J. Wynne, editor and publisher of the Catholic Encyclopedia, gathered a group of fellow Jesuits around him in Manhattan to launch a new magazine. They called it America, the National Catholic Weekly Review, and made it a reflective, sobersided account of broad, cultural trends viewed in the long-range perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 2,600 weekly issues that have slid off the presses since then, America has changed with America, reflecting not only a turbulent half-century but the turbulent views of a...

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