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NEWS & munication for the particular debate with Father...

...cern of Americans as indi- birth control and demography The bishops, meanwhile, viduals and special groups issues...
...The rating is good profit their readers but never not been appointed the judge, enough to place Notre Dame jury and executioner of the last summer's reports as mere their publishers...
...Newsweek said crease...
...I have had dition and need...
...Louis University bill co-sponsored by Senators best bet is that the bishops 145 percent over a five-year (97th), Catholic University Goldwater and Kennedy that are in flight before some in- (110th), Fordham University period-is scheduled for July tense controversy engendered 6. On top of the revised rate- would extend the second-class (116th...
...This opened up a heated University of California and himself to it in the Jan...
...versity of Chicago, MIT, One of those earlier postal increments nudged Life out The bill is no cure-all, but, The Council objected to Princeton, Dartmouth, Coof existence...
...subsequent in- in the words of the Times, it new liberal stances on birth lumbia, Haverford and crements could do in scores "would at least relieve the control and population, argu- Swarthmore...
...The ond-class mail costs will rise both thrown weight behind a (90th), St...
...In the long run trary to the letter of Hu- was first among public colThe situation is at a crisis it would undoubtedly keep manae Vitae and supportive leges and universities, folpoint...
...31 the University of Virginia...
...first among Catholic instituThe next second-class in- nation's intellectual life...
...death would be, as the without anything appearing...
...press speculation...
...tions of the country, ahead of Professor Schlesinger and No reasons are offered for Holy Cross (71st), Georgecrease-Phase 3 in an increthe New York Times have what seems to be a turn- town (81st), Boston College ment schedule by which sec- about on firm intentions...
...At the and opinion which may well same time, it has downgraded tutions...
...NEWS & munication for the particular debate with Father Alfonso Retreat in Colombia interests in our varied na- Llano, S.J., the principal clerVIEWS tional life, the means of ex- ical defender of birth control pression for all those ideas Colombian bishops have in Colombia, and with groups and views that are the con- quietly pulled back on the Postage Rip-Off favoring population control...
...The postal rate increases of maintained silence through rather than as a broad, undif- Last August, media reports March 2 are hard enough to their recent 29th Assembly, ferentiated mass, the means had the bishops preparing a limiting themselves to an take, but, as the New York document on these twin topTimes editorialized the other of expression too for the oblique observation that "fermore reflective and consider- ics, one that allegedly would tility rates are high, although day, "far worse are the an- be open to artificial birth-connual leaps in second-class ed interpretations that form they show a tendency to deso essential a part of the edu- trol methods...
...rates, which have already the statement would be pubhurried a number of maga- cational process...
...But my more than twencellence for diverse opinion ty years experience in the and specialized audiences...
...As if having Commonweal Founding Fathers well under- College-Rater Inc., an instood, to weaken the founda- Now the Permanent Secrespecifically in mind, the tariat of the Colombian Bish- dependent organization in AlTimes added: "Especially tions of the Republic...
...phasing period for another by the initial reports, pri- Rated the top private instischedule increase of March 2, marily involving the National it will boost second-class five years, and reduce by one- tutions of the country were: third the proposed increases Council of Laymen represent- Harvard, Yale, California Inpostage costs for 1974 at least ing more than 30 Catholic 35 percent above 1973...
...Klassen [Post- nation's undergraduate instimaster General] that he has make no declaration...
...Wall Street Journal: ~pTES POST "If the Postal Service con- Odds and Ends tinues in its present course, 1A the consequence will soon be C rn -John Boone, former CorW to call in question the wis- H X rections Commissioner of dom of the decision to end C C Massachusetts, after a recent direct Congressional control n trip to South Vietnam: "Amof the postal system and to D tJ 1L IT M bassador Graham Martin in deliver so vital an instrument Saigon assured me that there of government to officials so are no political prisoners in contemptuous of national tra- '******* South Vietnam...
...Historian Arthur scores of publications from of neo-colonialist imperial- lowed by six campuses of the Schlesinger, Jr., addressed almost certain extinction...
...society, the channel of com- JOHN DEEDY * * * '~***'*** 15 March 1974: 26...
...of marginally solvent maga- immediate pressure on all ing that they would be con- University of Michigan zines like Commonweal...
...With the in- similar assurances from Amercreasing concentration of ,~pTES POST ,`pTES POST ican correctional administracontrol in television and H H tors that there are no political newspapers, the magazine has prisoners in our nation's prisbecome the medium par ex- M W M ons...
...To condemn magazines to a lingefing lished in September...
...organizations of Colombia...
...ism...
...zines to oblivion and are Months passed, however, Rating Colleges threatening scores of others...
...periodicals...
...prison business leads me to The magazine is the great Z A Z believe that either they are lyoutlet for the multitudinous D U.S.MAIL rrh U.S.MAIL T ing or they don't know what energies and values of our * * * a political prisoner is...
...on the first 250,000 of a peri- stitute of Technology, Uniodical's circulation...
...It is lentown, Pa., rates Notre perhaps time to remind the ops Conference has told Lahard hit are those small-cir- tinamerica Press that it will Dame 47th among 800 of the culation journals of religion ineffable Mr...

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