Roman Catholics: Victory of C.U.

Five, days after their walkout protesting the dismissal of Theologian Charles Curran (TIME, April 28), the 7,200 students and faculty members of Washington's Catholic University returned to class last week— following the total capitulation of their trustees. Before a crowd of strikers gathered outside the campus library, the university chancellor, Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle of Washington announced that the board— composed of 33 U.S.Roman Catholic prelates and eleven laymen— had decided to rehire Father Curran. More than that, the trustees agreed to promote him to the rank of associate professor.

Curran had been...

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