Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spanish Hierarchy Is Denounced Here

October 4, 1937 | New York Times

"Bishop Paddock said that the letter was 'a responsible and friendly' attempt to induce the leaders of the Catholic Church in the United States to set forth their own political views. Many of the signers, he said, felt confident that American Catholics did not share the opinions of the Spanish hierarchy."

"The letter said its signers were 'disturbed by the fact that no leaders of the Catholic Church in America have raised their voices in repudiation of the position taken by the Spanish hierarchy' and added that 'they too seem to have given their blessing to General Franco and his Fascist allies.'"

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