Education: Stronger Catholic Position

In their campaign for federal aid to parochial schools, Roman Catholics have so far demanded only low-cost building loans. But last week a top Catholic tactician proposed a bigger package: not only loans but direct grants to parochial schools, such as would be given public schools in the Kennedy education bill.

Taking up this new position, Msgr. Frederick G. Hochwalt, education director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, argued that the Administration's recent equating of loans and grants to parochial schools as unconstitutional gave Catholics a reason to claim both as—in their view—equally constitutional. He agreed the new stand probably would block...

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