Religion: Substitute for Pollyanna

One of the bright young men of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in the U.S. is the 44-year-old Bishop of Worcester (Mass.), the Most Rev. John J. Wright, D.D. Boston-born Bishop Wright has had plenty of opportunity to acquire historical perspective: he studied for the priesthood in Rome, earned his doctorate there, and taught philosophy and theology at Boston's St. John's Seminary before becoming secretary to the late Cardinal O'Connell. In last week's Commonweal, he put his perspective to work in a timely reminder to Christian doom-croakers.

"Less than a decade ago men were talking of a 'brave new world,' a world of...

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