Religion: Prayers for Stalin?

Orthodox Russian and U.S. Communists, good atheists all, were shocked last week to hear Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen coolly announce that he prayed every morning for Russia's Joseph Stalin. Monsignor Sheen is professor of philosophy at Washington's Catholic University of America and an archfoe of Bolshevism. Speaking to some 2,500 members of Brooklyn's Catholic Teachers Association, the Monsignor said: "We can hate Communism without hating Communists." He added: "Every morning after Low Mass I pray for Joe Stalin and for Russia, as does every Catholic priest in the world."

Shocked as the Communists, Roman Catholic priests hastened to point out that...

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