Religion: A Catholic America?

The debate about "a Roman Catholic in the White House" continues against the background of a significant fact: U.S. Roman Catholics have greatly increased both in number and influence during the past 50 years. The prospect of Catholics' becoming the majority group may once have horrified U.S. Protestants. To what extent that climate of opinion has changed is demonstrated by the New Republic with a symposium of three experts: Congregationalist John C. Bennett, dean of Manhattan's Interdenominational Union Theological Seminary; Unitarian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., professor emeritus of history at Harvard and Pulitzer-prize-winning...

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