Religion: Cologne & Paderborn Speak

For a church which has been at the mercy of an anticlerical state, the Roman Catholic Church in Germany has been outspoken. Last week two Catholic leaders in Germany kept the church's flag flying.

Archbishop Joseph Frings of Cologne and Bishop Laurenz Jaeger of Paderborn in Westphalia issued a pastoral letter warning their faithful against the Hitlerian campaign for more babies through forced marriages, or even no marriage at all. Noting a growth of free love, adultery and divorce, the prelates flatly denied the Nazi theory that virginity is "treason to the race,"...

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