The Press: Catholic Editors & the War

Ninety percent of the Catholic priests in the U.S. oppose 1) "a shooting war outside the Western Hemisphere," 2) aid to "the Communistic Russian Govern ment." This was the result, announced last week, of a poll taken by the Catholic Laymen's Committee for Peace, an organization of out-&-out isolationists. Although the results were undoubtedly loaded by the form in which the questions were put, the trend of the results was vouched for by the attitude of the Catholic press.

Its 317 newspapers and magazines, which reach a Hearst-sized audience of over 8,000,000, bespeak the Church's mind more directly and potently than any...

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