Religion: Outstretched Hand

In Pittsburgh last week at a Community Forum appeared Editor Clarence Hathaway of the Daily Worker in a debate with Father Charles Owen Rice of Pittsburgh. The question before the meeting: "Can a Catholic Accept the Outstretched Hand of Communism?"

Urbane, soft-spoken Mr. Hathaway, debatably declaring that "tens of thousands of Catholics have already accepted the outstretched hand," said: "We urge a broad democratic front of Communists, Socialists, trade unionists, of Catholics, Protestants and others to resist and ultimately destroy the Fascist barbarism. . . ."

Father Rice, a founder of Pittsburgh's labor-aiding Catholic...

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