Religion: Secrets of the Confessional

The suit of one Gladys Sundseth of Minneapolis for a divorce from her husband Arnold has assumed large significance in the annals of the Lutheran Church. Called as a witness at the hearings last fortnight was Lutheran Pastor Emil Swenson, Augustana Synod, who was questioned as follows:

"You had a conversation with Mr. Sundseth relative to his relations with his wife. Will you please tell us what was said?"

Pastor Swenson: "That conversation was held in confidence and I cannot reveal it. The rules of the church forbid me to reveal information imparted to...

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