Religion: The Least I Can Do ...

Every evening in Washington, D.C. khaki-clad men, unsteady on their crutches, struggle up a hill leafy with June. Other wounded soldiers, in dark red trousers and jumpers over their pajamas, creak along in wheel chairs pushed by white-uniformed nurses. The slow parade's destination is the grey stone chapel of the Army's Walter Reed Hospital. The wounded men go there to pray for the success of the invasion of Europe and for an early peace.

Last week Walter Reed's Roman Catholic vigil went into its second month. Since early spring, Catholic patients have filled the chapel (it holds 200) every evening. During the...

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