Religion: The Bishops Speak

Continuing the longstanding opposition of the Roman Catholic Church to segregation, 210 of the U.S.'s 220 Catholic bishops met in Washington, D.C. last week, issued a tough statement on why and how segregation offends against morality and Christianity.

"Responsible and sober-minded Americans of all religious faiths, in all areas of our land," said the bishops, must "seize the mantle of leadership from the agitator and the racist . . . Legal segregation, or any form of compulsory segregation, in itself and by its very nature imposes a stigma of inferiority upon the segregated people. Even if the now obsolete Court doctrine of...

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