Religion: Words & Works

¶ Speaking to Lenten preachers, priests and seminarians, Pope Pius XII condemned the sexy art work that enlivens Roman walls. "To choose only one recent case," he said, "an important daily newspaper gave a highly colored description of two huge licentious posters . . . Who can tell what ruin in souls, especially those of youngsters, such images may provoke, how many dirty thoughts and feelings they may produce . . . ?" Within a few days a brigade of poster men were out with their buckets and brushes covering the life-large posters of buxom Cinemactress Marisa Allasio.

¶ Rabbi Gershon Winer...

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