In Response to: God and Man at Princeton

Hugh Halton (I cannot bear to accord him a clerical appellation) was a brilliant, arrogant, egotistical proselytizer who delivered sermons (ranging from tedious and self-aggrandizing to pure pap) with an elegant, Oxonian-accented, mellifluous baritone.

As a Catholic freshman in 1954, I acquired my first Chapel credits at Mass celebrated by Halton. His ministry (if one cares to call it that) furthered my education because, by graduation, most of my Chapel credits had been earned at Protestant and Jewish services. I know that Halton (inadvertently) helped many Princetonians broaden their horizons similarly.

James F. O’Rorke Jr. ’58