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Pre-nuptial Pact Makes Son of Jew a Catholic

Supreme Court Justice Meier Steinbrink ruled that the two-month-old son of Jacob Miller, a Jewish truck-driver, and Mrs. Helen White Miller, a Catholic, must be raised a Catholic as the result of a pre-nuptial agreement made between the couple and the Catholic priest who married them.

The ruling was handed down in spite of the fact that a similar agreement was made with an orthodox rabbi who, unaware of the first ceremony, rewedded them.

The rabbi told the court that had he known of the previous Catholic wedding and agreement whereby children were to be raised as Catholics, he would not have performed the ceremony.