Religion: New Outlook for Spam

Liberalization of the hidebound Spanish church seemed to get strong backing last week from Pope Pius XII. In a speech that sounded like an endorsement of Spain's liberal, fast-increasing Opus Dei organization (TIME. March 18), the Pope urged a group of newly ordained Spanish priests to foster a "higher grade of generous catholicity" and to incorporate the church "more and more resolutely in those currents of mutual cooperation in which many persons today see the future and salvation of the world." He reminded them that Spain, "although placed in a corner of this old Europe, is conscious that today already...

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