Religion: Words & Works

>The Senate Finance Committee voted to extend social-security benefits to clergymen on a voluntary basis. They would have two years in which to elect coverage. The committee voted against coverage for professional groups such as doctors and lawyers but considered the clergy a special "hardship" case.

>The fortnightly Episcopal Churchnews called upon Congress for censorship of all forms of mass communication to combat "moral and ethical subversion." Admitting that "to many Americans . . . any mention of censorship is considered closely akin to treason," the magazine held that "a much greater threat lies in the incitements to crime, violence and immorality...

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