ARGENTINA: Question of Conscience

President Juan Peron's feud with the Roman Catholic Church has raised a painful question of conscience for many an Argentine: Can a good Catholic possibly remain a good Peronista? Last week a Peronista member of the federal Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Adolfo Carena, announced that, as a lifelong Catholic of "sincere conviction." he was resigning from the Chamber in protest against the government's anti-church measures. The Peronista majority, flustered and angry, refused to accept Carena's resignation, instead voted to expel him for "lack of faith, loyalty and solidarity."

Peron & Co. kept up the pressure. In the city of Eva...

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