Religion: Movie Morality

One of 36 Jesuits who will be ordained in the Roman Catholic priesthood at New York's Fordham University next week is Avery R. Dulles, 37, youngest son of Presbyterian John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State. In the current issue of the Jesuit weekly America, Convert Dulles turns a well-honed mind to the 22-year-old National Legion of Decency, the Catholic agency for screening and grading movies for their moral content.

The movie ratings published by the Legion of Decency (AI unobjectionable for general patronage; A-II, for adults only; B, objectionable in part; C,...

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