Religion: Big Guns

For six years Catholics ignored the Protestant pot shots against Presidential Representative Myron C. Taylor's appointment to the Vatican. But when the Protestants rolled up their heavy artillery, in the shape of Bishop Oxnam's influential interdenominational delegation to the White House (TIME, June 17), the Catholics finally answered with their biggest gun.

Exploded New York's Francis Cardinal Spellman last week: "I believe in and practice tolerance. . . . But when reunions of large groups of religious leaders, with the pretext of representing . . . 40,000,000 Americans, sow seeds of dissension and...