Letters, Mar. 21, 1949

Whose Front?

Sir:

The account of the trials and tribulations of Editor Guy Shipler, The Churchman, and especially the criticism of Unitarian Leon Birkhead [TIME, Feb. 28] points up a dangerous tendency in American religio-political thinking. One is made increasingly aware that the Roman Catholic hierarchy is trying desperately, and with some success, to sell America on the idea that we must choose between Rome and Moscow; that to defeat Communism, we must strengthen the power of Catholicism . . . America need not go either to Rome or Moscow for leadership. We need a new appreciation for the ideals of true...

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