Roman Catholics: Reform in the Seminaries

Few students are more pious, humble and industrious than the young men who study for the Roman Catholic priesthood. And perhaps no archbishop in the U.S. is more sympathetic to the plight of the meek than Boston's mercurial Richard Cardinal Gushing. Now students from St. John's Seminary,* barely a stone's throw from Cushing's residence, are rebelliously demanding reform. Cushing, suddenly stiff-necked, has expelled eight of them. The battle between liberal prelate and freedom-seeking students symbolizes one of the unresolved problems of the new spirit of freedom in the Catholic Church: reformation...