Religion: The Normal Risk

I don't feel inclined to get off the earth just because some people dislike my religion. Internment and death are simply the normal risks that are inherent in our state of life, a small price to pay for carrying out our duty—in our particular case a privilege because it would associate us a little more intimately in the cross of Christ.

So wrote Roman Catholic Bishop James Edward Walsh from China to his superiors in the U.S. in 1956 when the Chinese Communists offered to repatriate him. Last week, after a two-day trial by an...

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