Religion: Words & Works

¶ Speaking at a symposium on "Man's Right to Knowledge" at Columbia University, the Very Rev. Francis J. Connell of the Catholic University of America defended Roman Catholic censorship and authority to decide what books are fit reading for Catholics. "Whatever advantages may accrue to one through the use of his personal freedom," he said, "they have no real value if they impede or imperil the attainment of his eternal destiny. Hence it is not an evil but a good when those in authority . . . regulate the use of liberty by those...

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