Religion: The Way to Dishonor

Another Roman Catholic blow at the held hand and the shared ice-cream soda (TIME, March 11) came last week when Santa Fe's Archbishop Edwin V. Byrne warned the 70,000 parochial-school children in his diocese against the "pagan" practices of "going steady, keeping steady company, necking and kissing." Warned the prelate: "Any boy or girl who persists will not be allowed to hold any position of honor in a school—and will be expelled, if necessary."

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