Religion: Dollars and Damnation

Prayerful and penitent last week were six Roman Catholics of Montreal—Albert Desjardins, Adonis Paquette, Alfred L'Archeveque, Lyall Huet, Edouard Pharon, H. N. Bordeleau. For four months they had been excommunicated, damned, cut off from the Sacraments of their Church. Reason: they had "dared cite" their Archbishop in civil court, without his permission. Now they awaited another decree (from the Holy See) restoring them to grace. They had bowed to the Church's will, acknowledged their error.

Three years ago M. Desjardins and friends brought suit against Montreal's

Archbishop Coadjutor Georges Gauthier,* the corporation of the archdiocese, and St. Etienne parish, for $261,939.83 in notes...

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