Religion: Pastoral Relationship

The Rev. John Howard Melish, 74, rector of Brooklyn's Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, got his walking papers last week, but he declined to budge. His bishop fired him, but Rector Melish came right back with the observation that the bishop had no right to do such a thing. He sat pat and so did his son and associate rector, the Rev. William Howard Melish, 38, who was the cause of it all. Young Minister Melish's activities as chairman of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and busy associate of several other organizations cited as Communist fronts, had spurred the...

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