Religion: Faith Is the Center

A slight, white-maned old man with large, dark eyes was working steadily last week amid masses of congratulatory mail, which had come to him from all over the world on his 78th birthday. His three-room apartment in the quiet Munich suburb of Bogenhausen is a center of Roman Catholic intellectual life in Germany, with an almost equally strong attraction for many Protestants. Just out of the hospital (where he underwent surgery for an ailment described only as neuralgia), Monsignor Romano Guardini again presided over his "Laboratory of Ideas," with its long refectory table,...

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