National Affairs: Fuss in Puerto Rico

The one charge in the argument over church-state relationship that Jack Kennedy has worked hardest to beat down is that the Roman Catholic Church has a moral right to interfere in political decisions—telling its members how to vote, or its communicants what to do in office. Last week the point was abruptly revived in sharp specifics—not by evangelical circuit riders spreading bigotry, but by the Roman Catholic bishops of Puerto Rico, two of them born and raised in the continental U.S.: San Juan's Archbishop James Davis (Tucson); Bishop James McManus of Ponce (Brooklyn)....

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