Religion: Let's Get Together

Thomas Sugrue—Roman Catholic journalist and author (Stranger in the Earth, Watch for the Morning)—is upset by discord between Catholics and Protestants. Unlike most Catholics who launch into print on the subject, he thinks that his own church—particularly the church in the U.S.—deserves a good deal of the blame. Author Sugrue's complaint, in the Protestant Christian Herald: the church is mixing in affairs of state and it has no business there. It began to go wrong when Christ's teachings about spiritual authority in man's subjective "inner world" began to be extended to the "outer world" of temporal power.

It was overemphasis on temporal...

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