Religion: Movies & Morals

Churchmen have long been concerned about the influence of sexy movies on U.S. morals. This week they took a hard look at the private lives of some of the people who make movies.

Featured in the March issue of Motion Picture, a fan magazine which normally confines itself, to rhapsodic accounts of the stars' daily routines, is a triptych of articles on "Divorce in Hollywood." The authors: famed churchmen of three faiths —Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, Rabbi Sidney E. Goldstein, and the Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick. All three agree that 1) the true strength of a nation rests on the family; 2)...

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