Puerto Rican and the Legion of Mary: A Study of the Legion's Work at Blessed Sacrament Parish, With Emphasis on the Social Service Implications, Manhattan, New York City, 1955-1957
All modern societies suffer changes due to their dynamism and evolution. These changes are developed as a result of such factors like trade, scientific discoveries, inventions, immigrations, and migrations. The Catholic Church, as a nucleus of community life, has been affected and its views and practices have had to be altered in order to cope adequately with these changes. There was a time, as we all know, when the Church was an essential part of human living. In those days art, literature, architecture, even the common recreations of the people had a religious background, with the priest moving familiarly about as a well-beloved father. Modern conditions have changed all that. In recent years, comfort of all kinds have been so multiplied that the people seek the things of the world better than the religious ones. The materially minded leaders of the day have pushed themselves so successfully forward that they now control the various mediums of communication, such as the radio, the press, and to some extent even the government and the school.
Vasquez, Nora, "Puerto Rican and the Legion of Mary: A Study of the Legion's Work at Blessed Sacrament Parish, With Emphasis on the Social Service Implications, Manhattan, New York City, 1955-1957" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557706.