Quote of the Week: Bernard Doering

Quote of the Week: Bernard Doering July 16, 2010

In 1958, when Maritain’s friend Cardinal Montini, archbishop of Milan and later Pope Paul VI, became painfully aware that the church was losing the workers of Milan to the Communist labor unions, Maritain advised him to consult Saul Alinsky on methods of community organization and the training of leaders, and Montini brought Alinsky to Milan to do so.

Bernard Doering, “Maritain and America — Friendships,” in Understanding Maritain. ed. Deal W. Hudson and Mathew J. Mancini (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1987):

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