Protestants: A Worshiper in the White House

When Lyndon Johnson attended Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral recently, Washington's Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle referred to the President in his sermon as "the chief ecumenist in this ecumenical age." Although a member of the Disciples of Christ, Johnson has worshiped at Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Christian and Lutheran churches as the spirit moves him. Religiously speaking, things will not change much in January. Richard Nixon belongs to the Society of Friends, but he has spent his Sunday mornings at a wide variety of Protestant churches.

Nixon was brought up in a strict and remarkably devout Quaker home. Each morning at breakfast, he...

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