Religion: Reasoned Optimist

John LaFarge, S.J. has worked out for himself the well-balanced combination of faith and reason which St. Thomas Aquinas made the Roman Catholic ideal. He holds deep religious and social convictions but has seldom been known to raise his voice in argument. As a religious journalist, in a field overripe with invective, he has kept his arguments lean, prudent and confidently patient. As he once wrote, "I am not so much trying to persuade people to walk on a certain road, as I am to show them the road that I am convinced they are sooner or later going to walk...

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