Santa Maria

When a wise man speaks one sentence in a thousand is meat for hungry newsgatherers. Last week, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, eminent Baptist divine,* spoke at length in the Town Hall, Manhattan, on "Religion and the Modern Mind," landed in newspaper headlines with two sentences on the Virgin Mary.

As he spoke of the Catholic conception of the Blessed Virgin, his admiration of the special love which millions bear to her, he shocked orthodox Protestants. Said he: "I cannot but believe that my Roman Catholic brethren have...