Roman Catholics: Support for Ajax

In his single-minded drive to secure an open-housing ordinance for Milwaukee, Father James E. Groppi has managed to both inspire and infuriate the city's 365,000 Roman Catholics. Last week, as Groppi led still another round of protest demonstrations by Negroes from Milwaukee's Inner Core, more than 400 whites—many of them Polish-American Catholics—marched on the residence of Archbishop William Cousins bearing a coffin labeled "Father Groppi Rest in Hell." Addressing the crowd through a police bullhorn, Cousins promised to consider their complaints—and then issued an open letter to the city disavowing Groppi's methods but backing his objectives.

There was little reason...

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