Religion: Catholics on the Crisis

Isolationists lost a long-hoped-for ally last week when ten official spokesmen for the U.S. Roman Catholic Hierarchy announced their stand on Christianity and the war, formally divorced Catholicism and Isolationism. Instead, the prelates:

1) Declared "we cannot avoid the repercussions of a world cataclysm" (i.e., the U.S. is not isolated).

2) Urged "respect and reverence for the authority of our civil officials" (i.e., the church will not oppose the President's interventionist program).

3) Deplored "the presumption of those who, lacking authority, strive to determine the course of action that the church should take" (i.e., a rap at the seekers of Catholic political backing).

The statement...

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