ISSUES: Church & State (Contd.)

Jack Kennedy's forthright statements of his views on church-state relationships have been aimed at Protestants who are wary about Vatican control over a Roman Catholic President of the U.S. But they have had an important effect on U.S. Catholicism as well. Many a Catholic clergyman and layman has been moved to think through his own views, with the result that the 1960 campaign has brought the clearest definition of American Catholic church-state beliefs in the history of the U.S. Catholic Church.

Last fortnight the Rev. Gustave Weigel, a distinguished Jesuit theologian, backed Kennedy's interpretations in...

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