Religion: Counter-Polemics

In England last week, it was the Roman Catholics' turn. They spoke up to answer the Archbishop of Canterbury and his church's new pamphlet on Roman Catholicism (TIME. Oct. 26), and they used words like "shrill," "juvenile," and "uncharitable."

The Anglican pamphlet drew most of the fire, but Father Thomas Holland, vice-superior of England's Catholic Missionary Society, had a term for the Archbishop of Canterbury too, "The Strange Samaritan." The archbishop's rebuke to Roman Catholics, noted Father Holland in the Catholic Herald, had come just after some highly sympathetic remarks by the archbishop about the plight of the church in Poland. "Against...

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