Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

In and about This Volume

Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

In and about This Volume

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SLASHING AWAY at a church he said has "kept men guilty, frightened, docile, loyal and silent," Fr. James Kavanaugh. author of A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church, renounced his priesthood before 400 people at the University of Notre Dame.

CHANTING, "HELL, NO, we won't go," demonstrators from Oakland, Calif., to New York warmed up for a massive anti-draft rally in Washington, D.C.

JOSEPHITE FR. PHILIP BER-RIGAN and artist Thomas Lewis fasted in a Baltimore jail after they and two others were arrested in October 1967 for splattering blood on Selective Service records in a protest against U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

AN OFFICIAL of the American Jewish Committee said Kansas City, Mo., is the worst city in the United States for discrimination by men's' clubs against Jews, after inquiries at I three prestigious clubs turned up no evidence of any Jewish members.

THE SISTERS of the Immaculate 14 Heart of Mary. who started on the I' road to renewal with a modernization program, are having a head-on clash with Los Angeles Cardinal James McIntyre, 81.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for Pastoral Renewal, which has sponsored surveys of priests' views on celibacy, announced that it "accepts the bishops' affirmation that the discipline of celibacy remains in force."

NEW YORK CARDINAL FRANCIS SPELLMAN, who symbolized the church in the United States to many people around the world, died Dec. 2, 1967, at age 78.

A LOCAL GROUP of independent-minded Catholics formed the Los Angeles Association of Laymen in early 1968. …

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