Religion: Liberalism Lives

When Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen described the devil to his radio audience (TIME, Feb. 3), Unitarians were quick to note that Father Sheen's Satan sounded like nothing so much as a good Unitarian. Last week the Unitarians came out swinging. Hopping mad was jowlish, Netherlands-born Author Pierre van Paassen (Days of Our Years), a Unitarian minister (with no parish) since January 1946.

Unitarian van Paassen chose to speak his piece* in one of Catholicism's U.S. strongholds—Boston (which is also the citadel of Unitarianism). The occasion: one of six consecutive evening meetings addressed by such...

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