The Press: The Right Word

William J. Dorvillier, 53, editor and publisher of Puerto Rico's San Juan Star, is a Roman Catholic. But last fall, during the Puerto Rican elections, he had angry words for three bishops of the island's Roman Catholic Church. Said Dorvillier in a front-page editorial: "The Catholic bishops who signed the pastoral letter forbidding Catholics from voting for the Popular Democratic Party have transgressed grievously against the people of Puerto Rico, against their country and against the Catholic Church." Last week Dorvillier's uncompromising fight for separation of church and state won him the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Even though the Star is...

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