Religion: Reward for Father Rowan

The Roman Catholic press in the U. S. numbers 139 newspapers, 197 magazines, a total circulation of more than 7,000,000—a big orchestra, with plenty of brass and percussion. Though the tunes change, the rhythm does not. One Catholic journal with a different rhythm has been the liberal, forthright New World, official weekly of the archdiocese of Chicago. Last week the New World got in beat with the rest of the band.

During the 14-year editorship of tall, handsome, grey-haired Father Timothy Rowan, the New World increased its circulation from 37,000 to 55,000. Anonymously Father Rowan conducted a...

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