Religion: Words & Works

¶Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo. conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities on Lydia H. Niebuhr, 82. Her qualifications: "A long life of service to religion and church education," and three extraordinary children—Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr of Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary, Theologian Richard Niebuhr of New Haven's Yale Divinity School, Theologian Hulda Niebuhr of Chicago's McCormick Theological Seminary.

¶ At ceremonies attended by 15 cardinals (including three of the four in the U.S.) and more than 200 U.S. archbishops, bishops and priests, the Pope dedicated the new $4,000,000 building of the 94-year-old North American College in Rome, which will accommodate 369...

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