Religion: Kennedy & the Confessional

In the darkness of a Washington confessional, the priest hears through the opaque screen a certain Harvard-trained Boston accent. The President of the U.S. has some problems to discuss with his confessor: "Would it be immoral for me to resume U-2 flights? May I or may I not support another invasion attempt by Cuban exiles? Am I offending God by my position against federal aid to parochial schools?"

Thus last week the Rev. John L. Reedy, editor of the Catholic weekly magazine Ave Maria, imagined himself involved in a scene whose possibilities have bothered...

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