Again, Brown

Most people recall "bad" Bishop Brown; how he wrote a book Communism and Christianism; how for his unorthodox, "heretical," unregenerative ideas the Episcopal Church in General Convention in New Orleans last October (TIME, Oct. 5 et seq.) ejected him. But this 70-year-old retired bishop fooled them. He, William Montgomery Brown, has been secretly, since the previous June, a bishop in the Old Catholic Church.

Last week the synod of the Old Catholic Church sat in Manhattan and to it Bishop Brown introduced an encyclical letter,...

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