Religion: Brooklyn Blast

"To bomb Rome constitutes an outrage on Humanity itself . . . a foul and dreadful desecration of the Cross of Christ, the relics of His Crucifixion, of the Christian Martyrs, the shrines, and even the bodies of the Saints."

Thus wrote New York City's Judge Herbert A. O'Brien (of Domestic Relations court) in the Tablet, official weekly of Brooklyn's Roman Catholic diocese. Anglophobe O'Brien, who supported Father Coughlin, and once told a Congressional committee hearing that passage of the Lend-Lease act would cause "civil war" in the U.S., had just read that the R.A.F. had bombed two Rome suburbs.

Cried he: "That...

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