Religion: Aid for Emotional Ills

Perhaps 2,200 of the Episcopal Church's 9,000 ministers are in need of pastoral counseling because of frustration in their jobs, estimates the Rt. Rev. Chandler W. Sterling. Properly appalled by this gloomy statistic, Bishop Sterling is now planning what he hopes will become a nationwide rehabilitation program for troubled clergymen, to be known as PARDON.* A dropout from the diocesan ministry himself, Sterling, 57, resigned last October as Bishop of Montana because he felt "completely frustrated in my work." A zealous Christian activist, he was discouraged by the failure of Montana Episcopalians to support such measures as laws against racial discrimination...

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