Religion: Protestants v. Catholics

Protestant leaders cried: "No Popery!" Protestant opposition to Catholic secular power and influence was growing.

Three weeks ago Princeton Theological Seminary's John A. Mackay spoke his concern over Catholic clericalism and its "vilification" of Protestant leaders (TIME, March 25). Last week New York's Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, president of the Federal Council of Churches, chose the Catholic stronghold of Boston to set forth the Protestant grievance in spade-calling terms. Excerpts:

"Unfortunately, the Roman Catholic Church approaches the question of religious liberty from two points of view—one from principle, the other from expediency. As a matter of principle it holds: 'It is...

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