Religion: Un-lnternational Catholics?

U.S. Roman Catholics are not sufficiently interested in the rest of the world. So says a distinguished Catholic layman, General Alfred M. Gruenther, onetime head of NATO and now president of the American National Red Cross. In Manhattan last week, he told 1,400 Catholic high school teachers: "In my experience Catholic groups have been less international-minded than groups of other religions. Interest in international problems is no longer a luxury; it is a must."

Replied New York's Cardinal Spellman pointedly: "We are aware of our brothers in other lands." But he conceded: "The children must become international-minded just as the church is...

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