Religion: To the Negro

Chicago's short, energetic Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard J. Sheil is a true and tried friend of labor, children and the Negro. His influential Catholic Youth Organization (he spent most of a $100,000 legacy from his father in organizing it) everywhere follows his principle that "Jim Crowism in the Church is a disgraceful anomaly." Last week, in a little pamphlet called If I Were A Negro (reprinted from The Negro Digest), Bishop Sheil spoke out strongly to his colored brethren. Said he:

"If I were a Negro, I would be thankful for my heritage, for the...

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