Clergy: Caution on Civil Rights

Like many other priests, nuns and ministers, Sister Mary Angelica, 41, a second-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Melrose Park, last month joined Martin Luther King's march for integrated housing through the streets of Chicago. In the heavily Catholic Gage Park neighborhood, an angry youth in a jeering mob yelled, "This is for you, nun!" and threw a brick at her. The missile struck Sister Angelica on the back of her head, opened a cut that soaked her black veil and white collar with blood. Unashamed, the crowd cheered.

Sister Angelica may well be the first U.S. clerical figure...

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