Religion: Unbrotherly Division

There is "serious tension developing between Roman Catholics and Protestants in the United States." That is the opinion of Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, president of the Federal Council of Churches. To a mass meeting of Protestants in St. Louis this week, Bishop Oxnam said: "Roman Catholic and Protestant alike must discover and remove the causes that make for unbrotherly division."

The Bishop urged an end to "religious discussion and practice that divide Christians." But "understanding awaits plain speech."

Bishop Oxnam does not shrink from plain speech. Catholics, said he, have called Protestants "intolerant" for demanding certain rights. But Protestants must continue to...

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