Religion: Catholics v. WAACs

The rush of enlistments in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) has perturbed the Roman Catholic pulpit and press.

Bishop James E. Cassidy of Fall River told his cathedral congregation that he hoped no Catholic woman would join the WAACs, as it was opposed by "teachings and principles of the Roman Catholic Church." In Rochester a joint conference of the Catholic Central Verein of America and the National Catholic Women's Union called the influx of women into war activities "a serious menace to the home and foundation of a true Christian and democratic country."...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!