Religion: Amateur Diplomats

An uncommonly handsome, smoothspoken and astute Roman Catholic prelate is Most Rev. James Hugh Ryan, Bishop for the past three years of Omaha, Neb., and onetime (1928-35) Rector of the Catholic University of America (Washington, D. C.). As head of the nation's only pontifical university, Bishop Ryan was friend to many a secular bigwig in Washington, including Franklin D. Roosevelt. Last December the Bishop, with his good friend Rev. Dr. Maurice S. Sheehy, head of the University's religious education department, called upon President Roosevelt at the White House. Ensued some joking about a...

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