The Press: Take a Pencil ...

"There is great goodness in the world," Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen told an Associated Press interviewer, "but it is unsung and unheralded. To get into the papers these days, all you have to do is break one of the Ten Commandments."

Like many another churchman, Msgr. Sheen was convinced that the press gives a false picture of U.S. life by overplaying crime, lust and violence, "prints mainly the bad, seldom the good." Said he: "Take a pencil and go through the papers. On virtually every article you can put a number . . . [to] represent a broken Commandment, the breaking...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!