Religion: Mary the Virgin

Five Manhattan knaves and two of their queens quailed before State and Church last week. They had duped 400 Roman Catholic priests and 6,000 laymen out of $2,000,000 in a fake moving picture project. They enhanced their scheme with the names of men high in the hierarchy, in business and in politics. More enormously, they had trafficked with Christ's Mother as the heroine of a cinema show to be called Mary the Virgin.

Pius XI's continual commands for public and private morality and his railing at the...

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