Religion: In Australia

When tens of thousands of Roman Catholics go, from every land, to a Eucharistic Congress it is not to quibble over prayer-books, nor to hold intra-denominational forensics over matters of faith or morals, nor to establish the status of the ape in history. The Catholics gather for prayer. There can be nothing controversial about a eucharistic congress: at journalistic best it provides a spectacle, is "good theatre."

It was the Roman Catholic Church on parade, therefore, in Sydney last week. To fast-growing Sydney, largest city in Australia, capital of New South Wales, came...