Letters, Mar. 13, 1939

Deathbed Scene


Whoever wrote the story of Pope Pius' death (TIME, Feb. 20) has fathered a moving piece of writing. If the next Pope is seen to compromise with totalitarianism, the deathbed scene of Pius XI will indeed seem to be taken from a new Götterdämmerung ; starring the vestiges of freedom still clinging to Europe.


Henderson, Ky.

Open Letter


In TIME of Feb. 27 you mention that some Catholic friends of the [Chicago Newspaper] Guild assailed Bishop Shell's "scabbery" but after "a quiet word from Bishop Shell's office," ceased.

This is not...

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