Education: Education, Sep. 29, 1941

Catholic Pressure

Bishop Thomas J. Toolen cracked down last week on the Catholics in his sprawling Mobile diocese (all of Alabama, plus western Florida). When registration for the diocesan parochial schools was completed, Catholic parents who were sending their children to public school were by his personal orders forbidden to receive the sacraments of their church.

"The Catholic system of education has been the greatest boon this country has ever known," Bishop Toolen wrote in his severe pastoral letter. "We are prepared to. take care of our children from the first, grade to the university. . . . Catholic parents must send...

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