AMERICAN NOTES: Guns for Crosses

The attempts to assassinate President Ford moved Father Richard Engle of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio, to deliver an impassioned plea. He urged all parishioners who owned handguns to turn them in to the church the following Sun day. While police stood by, twelve hand guns, 16 starter pistols and 20 toy weapons were turned in during the Sunday Masses on Oct. 12. The metal was melted down and made into crosses.

Surveying the collection, Engle noted sadly: "This is saying an awful lot about how sick our society is. The whole idea of...

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