Religion: Again, Bingo

Liberal U. S. Catholics, who do not mind joking (among themselves) about some aspects of their Church, have a gag to the effect that the next great saint in the calendar will be St. Bingo. Although church games have been forbidden by certain bishops and archbishops (latest: Boston's William Henry Cardinal O'Connell), Bingo has been the material salvation of many a poor Catholic parish. The Catholic excuse for Bingo is that, lying within the fairly broad limits of non-sinful gaming, it furnishes recreation for honest people. But the game is a headache to many a U. S. judge and policeman. Last...

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