Religion: Holy Hucksters

Christmas is a golden time for the manufacturers of religious articles, and they pepper the pages of church periodicals with ads. This year Christians can give their favorite clergyman a ballpoint pen with a large cross for a clip—"An Exquisite Symbol of Faith" which "will put inspiration into every word you write" during "a lifetime of faithful service." Those with "vocation-minded Catholic boys" on their Christmas lists may consider a " 'Play-Mass' Set" made of "durable white plastic fabric, with brightly colored crosses," and consisting of "chasuble, maniple, stole, glass chalice, chalice cover,...

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