Religion: Creeping Forward?

Roman Catholics have not moved forward so far or so fast as many Catholics and Protestants think, and they have damaged their cause by needlessly rubbing non-Catholics the wrong way. So said reports last week to the American Catholic Sociological Society convention at Chicago's Loyola University.

Loyola Sociologist Gordon C. Zahn cited, as an example of tension, Catholic groups which "singlehandedly force the cancellation of a 'B' or 'C' movie" and thereby give ammunition to those who think Catholicism has "adverse effects" on the U.S. Dr. John J. Kane, head of Notre Dame's sociology department, quoted some disturbing surveys. They show, he...

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