From Our Own Correspondent
Commonweal, the only Catholic weekly in America edited entirely by laymen, changed editorial control with the transfer of ownership from the old staff to a new one headed by three young Catholic journalists, Harry Lorin Blume, Philip Burnham and Edward S. Skillin.
Messrs. Burnham and Skillin, have both been actively interested in the co-operative movement, the trade union movement, the liturgical movement, and in other circles of Catholic Action and activity.
The background, interests and activities of the new editors seems to indicate a more concrete and constructive policy for the Commonweal.
What has been learned thus far of the new policy bids 'fair to win for the Commonweal the support of many progressive-minded Catholics who are still searching for a weekly magazine that will be courageous enough to blaze a constructive trail through the wilderness of all the various attempts at social reform now being carried on over here.
They Disagree, But Support It It is interesting that Commonweal has the support of many friends, though they disagree with not a few of its opinions, because they feel the importance of maintaining a Catholic review edited only by laymen. Such a review, many believe, should be maintained as a free forum for Catholic opinion, since it serves to air views which are not likely to be aired in many other Catholic publications.