Religion: Conversion

The day after the election of Pope Pius XII last March, lumbering, untidy, gentle-hearted Heywood Broun wrote a respectful column in which he said:

"Quite recently I talked to a newspaper friend of mine who is now a priest. I said to him that I wanted to know if there was anything in Catholicism which stood in the way of any person who believed in political and economic progressivism. And my friend smiled and answered: 'Don't you realize that you're a little naïve, Heywood? You like to call yourself a radical, but the doctrines...

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