Religion: Noyes Annoyed

The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office is the awesome tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church which guards the integrity of Catholic faith & morals, deals with heresies (it once had charge of the Inquisition), handles mixed marriage cases, maintains the dread Index of Prohibited Books. So potent is the Holy Office that it is nominally headed, not by a Cardinal, like other congregations, but by the Pope himself. Last week the Holy Office—with or without the knowledge of Pope Pius XI—was in the centre of a holy row, kicked up by...

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