Religion: Protestant Reply

Scottish-born Dr. John A. Mackay (rhymes with reply), president of Princeton Theological Seminary, is usually a mild man. But last week his dander was up. A longtime missionary in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, he well knew that the republics south of the Rio Grande still admit Protestant missionaries, educators and doctors, despite some wartime difficulties. Yet last month the U.S. Catholic hierarchy declared that these missions are "a disturbing factor in our international relations" and are "offensive to the dignity of our Southern brothers, their culture and their religion." Last fortnight the Catholic Digest made further charges (TIME, Dec. 14).

When U.S....

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