Religion: Practically Insulted

In professional religion, as in professional politics, sagas are kept alive. Last week, America, Jesuit weekly, took occasion to address itself to the Roosevelt-Pope episode—apropos of the publication of the syndicated Roosevelt-Lodge letters.

Wrote Mr. Roosevelt to Mr. Lodge (Apr. 6, 1910) : "At Rome I had an elegant row. The Pope imposed conditions upon my reception, requiring a pledge—secret or open—that I would not visit and speak to the Methodist Mission. Of course I declined absolutely to assent to any conditions whatever, and the reception did not take place.

"Then with a...

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