Religion: Catholics Insulted

Well does a U. S. President know that he must step gingerly among religious sectarians, and always speak softly to all sects. President Hoover, Quaker, has been particularly cautious. His victory over Roman Catholic Alfred Emanuel Smith was fraught with religious feeling. When he sends a greeting to a religious convention—as to the Catholics at Omaha (TIME, Sept. 29) or to the Lutherans at Milwaukee (TIME, Oct. 20) he tries hard to be noncommittal. But sometimes a President, or his aide, slips.* At once some sensitive soul cries out in anguish or anger. This happened last week. A prominent Roman Catholic...

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