Religion: Metallurgical Road

Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics in the armed forces wear religious medals. So do many Protestants and Jews. For wartime purposes, some medal manufacturers have given their wares a masculine touch by making them larger and heavier.

Fortnight ago Father Hugh Calkins, a leader of Chicago's perpetual novena of Our Sorrowful Mother, himself a dispenser of a popular medal of the same name, thought it time to say a few words on the subject. In his midget monthly, Novena Notes, he declared:

"Superstition comes from ignorance or fear. . . . During...

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