Religion: Heckled Priests

"How can evil like cancer exist if all that God created was good?" challenged a heckler. "Cancer is not an evil," retorted Roman Catholic Father David I. Dorsch of Baltimore. "Sin alone is evil, because sin alone keeps man from his final end, God."

"Why must an omnipotent God be cajoled by prayer?" someone else shouted. "Prayer is the duty owed by creature to Creator," came the answer. The priests had to stand up and answer atheistic, Mohammedan, Presbyterian, and Jehovah's Witness heckling.

It was all a pious exercise. Hecklers and speakers alike were delegates...

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