Religion: Rome v. Rotary

Many a devout Roman Catholic is a Rotarian. Last week many a Catholic Rotarian was troubled and disturbed by words in L'Osservatore Romano, official organ of the Vatican.

Said L'Osservatore Romano, in effect: ''Rotarians are concerned solely with man, his reason, conscience, will and works, while Providence is not considered and practically repudiated, therefore denied.

"Rotary is not an open declaration of war on religion, it is one of neutrality. It adopts a policy of naturalism and knows nothing of faith and religion."

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