Letters: Mar. 9, 1970

Courage to Remain

Sir: The Catholic exodus [Feb. 23] is also its genesis, its truth, its maturity. Out of this clerical Zeitgeist will emerge the pilgrim church of love, humanity and creativity, and on the final day of judgment I shall embrace every priest and nun who left for giving me the courage and the hope to remain.

JAMES HESSEL HAYDEN San Francisco

Sir: Catholics the world over have had a bellyful of the question of celibacy. Nobody twists a priest's arm when he takes his vows. If I have to go to confession to...

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