Religion: Celestial Messenger

U. S. religious cultsters, practicing esoteric arts for the weak in spirit and confused in mind, have their quota of quacks and racketeers, their full share of psychotics. Last week in Chicago an egregious religionist, who in his time had attracted the notice of both police and psychiatrists, was discovered by the Chicago Times (tabloid) to be "doing business at the same old stand." He was Giuseppe Maria Abbate, 51, onetime convict, onetime maniac, known to his 100-odd present followers as the "Celestial Messenger."

"Padre" Abbate's people believe that he was not born of...

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