Universities: Crisis at Catholic U.

Catholic University in Washington, D.C., has a high aim—"to search out truth scientifically, to safeguard it, and to apply it"—qualified in practice by a timid feeling that now and then some of the truth has to be suppressed. The newest case of suppression has the school's faculty in revolt and deeply worries many of the 239 Roman Catholic bishops in the U.S., who are C.U.'s guardians.

Barred from a student lecture series at C.U. last month were four eminent Catholic intellectuals, including two of the nation's top Jesuit theologians, Fathers Gustave Weigel...

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