Religion: The Face of Death

Death is no stranger to the Rev. Julius Busse, onetime superior of Detroit's Monastery of St. Paul of the Cross. As chaplain with the 7th Division, through five invasions in the South Pacific during World War II, Kansas-born Father Busse was wounded once and several times had bullets rip his clothes. One day he gave the last rites to 60 Roman Catholic soldiers. When the war was over, Major Busse had a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for gallantry.

Last week gallant Father Busse lay dying of cancer in Mercy Hospital at Parsons, Kans. When a newspaperman came around to see...

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