Religion: Christian Fortitude

Physical heroism was once a conspicuous and necessary quality of all Christians. It is becoming so again in many parts of the world, especially in China. In the current issue of the new Roman Catholic quarterly, Worldmission, under the pen name of Gregory Grady, a Jesuit missionary in the Far East tells of the heroism his fellow Catholics are showing in the face of Communist persecution.

The Chinese, says Grady, are "more than ordinarily brave," perhaps because of their "constant companionship with poverty and danger, caused sometimes by natural disasters, but only too often by human incompetence and cruelty." He reports accounts...

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