Religion: Words & Works

¶During 1956. the Vatican announced, the Sacred Rota had 976 applications for marriage annulment, considered 259, granted 128, denied 128. (In three cases special formulas for separation were found.) In 1946 only 63 annulments were granted.

¶The Rev. William W. Stratman. pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Houston, lashed out at the ministers and church groups campaigning for prohibition of alcoholic beverages in Texas as "both un-Christian and un-American." As

"the bride of Christ, the church has no business to dabble in politics." he told the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce. "If the...

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