Religion: De Mille and the Madonna

In 1915, the Supreme Court held that movies were "spectacles . . . capable of evil," that States might censor them at will. Not only States but pressure groups of all kinds have censored movies ever since. No group has pressed harder than the Roman Catholic Church. Its U. S. hierarchy sponsors the potent Catholic Legion of Decency "as a permanent protest against everything in the moving pictures which is subversive of morality."

Last week the Catholic Sodality of Our Lady said its say on a movie that has not yet been made. The editors of The Queen's Work, Sodality magazine, sent...

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