This is divided into two main sections:- The Position of the Church and The Censorship Controversy in the United States, and includes Appendices quoting articles and statements by leading exponents on both sides of the debate (John Fischer of Harper's, Father Courtney Murray, the American Civil Liberties Union spokesmen, and the National Organisation for Decent Literature). Here in this book the literary editor of the , America, undertakes to discuss the matter of censorship, understood as non-legal (not the same thing as illegal) criticism and control, in its connection with cultural affairs, as manifested in printed material and motion pictures. Especially he with the subject concretely involving the Legion of Decency and the National Organisation Decent Literature, as ""the most prominent and active organs of Catholic censorship"". The first section is philosophical and explains clearly and with rational argument. The Catholic viewpoint. The second section involves matters of practical application of a highly nature, where there are many factors to be considered that allow of several possible Catholic viewpoints. By the information he supplies, the clarification of terms he insists upon, the arguments he offers and the general spirit of good-will he manifests, the contributes a great deal to the cause of rational and temperate debate as a highly versial subject. All who are interested from whatever may be their point of view of this pressing issue should find this book indispensable.