Religion: Clinical Chaplains

A vexatious problem to U. S. Protestant churches and to the U. S. Department of Justice has been prison chaplaincies. Chief reason: the Protestant cloth seems to lose caste when associated with the cell. Last year Attorney General Homer Stille Cummings abandoned a hit-or-miss method by which U. S. penal institutions drew their chaplains from the neighborhood clergy. Into effect last week went a new system evolved with the help of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.

Henceforth vacant chaplaincies in Federal prisons will be filled by properly trained...

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