Religion: Island Missionary

Competently but without any heart for it, Father Edward J. Moffett worked in a suburban New York office, contributing to the Roman Catholic Foreign Mission Society's Maryknoll Magazine. Writing accounts of missionary work constantly sharpened a question in his mind: What spot on earth might most desperately need the help of a selfless missionary? As an old China hand (he spent almost a year in a Communist jail in 1950-51), Moffett knew what part of the globe to study. At length he chose the barren, wind-whipped Paeng Yong Islands, South Korea's farthest outpost...

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