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February 24, 1967
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San itizhd, Appr v9d.For Release : CATHOLIC REVIEW I CPYRGHT 17EEKLY- 41,789 2 d iS67 rz) WASHINGTON-NC-Lead- ers in Catholic youth and stu- dent groups, professed no knowledge of links between their organizations and the Central Intelligence Agency. The National Newman Club ederation and the Interna- tional and North American Secretariats of Pax Romana, international organization of Catholic students and intellec- tuals, were listed among those alleged to have received C.I.A. 2unds from agency-connected sources. The widening controversy over the connection of private organizations and foundations with the intelligence agency was stirred by the admission of the National Student Asso- ciation (N.S.A.) that it had re- ceived funds since 1950. Fr. Raymond Kelly, M.M., executive secretary of the Pax Romana North American, Sec- retariat, said that to his knowledge the secretariat 'had never received funds from the C.I.A. FATHER KELLY? said the organization has accepted grants and contributions from various foundations, but at no time 'were there any condi! tions? attached. 1 1 1 Fr. Thomas Carlin, O.S.F.S., assistant director of the youth department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. (now U.S. Catholic Confer- ence) from 1952 to 1960, de- clared that at no time during his tenure was. he aware of any connection between the National Newman - Student Federation or the National Federation of Catholic College Students and the C.I.A. Father Carlin, now at Allen- town college of St. Francis de Sales, said he was directly concerned with the handling of funds received in the form of grants or contributions. He said that ' at no time were there ever "strings" attached. A Catholic lay leader form- erly close to Catholic student .and youth organizations, who wished to remain anonymous, i said funds received from such quarters as the N.S.A. or the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs could have been drawn from many sources. HE . STRESSED ' that such organizations derive income from several directions, , in. eluding private donations, either contributed voluntarily or through solicitation. He said it would be impossible to .pinpoint the?,specific -origins of money contributed to in- dividual groups by the foun- dations. . Meanwhile,- the ' National Council of Churches (N.C.C.), .disclosed that it.had received "minor" financial assistance from foundations allegedly linked with the C.I.A. Dr. it. H. Edwin Espy, the council's general? secretary, said that the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs' contributed between $200 and $ 1965 toward expenses of a conference of the N.C.C.- related National S t u d e n,t Sanitized - Approved For R le iaxOI R P75-00 FOIAb3b