Foreign News: REBELLION TO TYRANTS . . .

Last Sunday was set aside by American Catholics as a day of "prayer and protest" against the Communists' trial of Cardinal Mindszenty. In Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Francis Cardinal Spellman—who received his red hat with Mindszenty at the 1946 consistory—delivered a remarkable sermon:

" 'A new god has come to you, my people. His fiery eyes do not flash through clouds of incense or from altar candles . . . This new god is not a stone statue worn smooth by the kisses of the faithful—he was not born in heaven . . . The new god is born from earth and...

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