Religion: Fighting Protestant

He looks like a Roman Catholic priest after Hollywood's heart—from the man-to-man no-nonsense of his manner to the gentle, Celtic cadence of his speech. But South-Ireland-born Chaplain A. Hamilton Nesbitt of New York City's Police Department is a solid Methodist. Like many another Protestant churchman, Chaplain Nesbitt had long looked with Christian envy upon the way the Catholics get their people together. Why shouldn't Protestants use the same methods?

With his 4,000-odd Protestant minority on the police force, perennially suspicious ,that their 13,500 Catholic colleagues were getting the breaks in salaries and promotions, Chaplain Nesbitt had something to work with. For his...

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