Religion: Catholic Keynotes: 1952-53

Each November, the 190 Roman Catholic bishops of the U.S. hold a meeting in Washington, D.C., and afterward issue a joint statement. The statement is for practical purposes the voice of U.S. Roman Catholicism, commenting on the moral state of the nation and key-noting issues which the church believes deserve special attention in the coming year. This year's statement, released this week, explores the relations of church & state. Excerpts:

U.S. Religious Traditions. "In the beginning of our own nation, at the very time when the revolutionary movement on the continent of Europe was planning to destroy all influence of religion on...

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