Religion: Discord in the Seminaries

In two Episcopal seminaries, the school year ended on a discordant note.

¶ Just before commencement, the trustees of Nashotah House, a 110-year-old seminary near Milwaukee, dissolved the student council after a running controversy. Although Nashotah has traditionally been a stronghold of the Anglo-Catholic segment in the church, seminarians have recently been getting too Catholic for comfort. Led by Father Everett B. Bosshard, professor of dogmatic theology, most students, the trustees complained, had adopted such Roman Catholic practices as saying the rosary and burning votive candles, were drifting toward such "Romanist" dogma as the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. Last month...

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