Religion: Era of Good Feeling?

A new era of good feeling between Protestants and Roman Catholics in the U.S. was sighted last week by one of the nation's top Catholic theologians. The Rev. Gustave A. Weigel of Maryland's Jesuit Woodstock College. School of Sacred Theology, told the 48th annual convention of the Catholic Press Association in Richmond that "the Catholic is now interested in the Protestant as a Protestant and the Protestant is even more interested in the Catholic as a Catholic."

The Protestant interest, said Father Weigel, is the result of three factors: "numerical increase of Catholics (see below), the loss of Protestant inviolability, and the...

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