Religion: The Beam, the Mote

Before trying to cast out Catholicism's mote, Protestantism should consider the beam in its own eye. So says the Roman Catholic Our Sunday Visitor, in an unsigned article entitled "Why Protestantism Is Losing Ground."*

Catholics, the article contends, rarely take note of Protestant doings. But among Protestant sects, "there is seldom a convention or a conference held . . . when they do not pass resolutions and, Moscow-like, deliver a blast at [Catholics]." The Catholic Church, through the centuries, has become accustomed to "misrepresentation and slander. . . . She remains unperturbed, attends to her own business quietly and all the while...