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Thomas Reese
Editor (resigned)
America -- Roman Catholic journal
San Jose, CA

Santa Clara University
San Jose, CA 94000

editor resigned under pressure from Vatican

EXCERPT FROM: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/05/10/editors_ouster_wo rries_catholic_publications/

The announcement Friday that the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, an oft-quoted commentator on the workings of the Catholic Church, has been forced to resign after seven years as editor of America magazine has sent shock waves through the worlds of Catholic journalism and academia. Reese was ousted after facing five years of criticism from the man who is now Pope Benedict XVI for publishing articles that questioned the Vatican's writings on issues such as same-sex marriage, stem cell research, and salvation for non-Christians.