Archbishop Scores Slander of Jews

Slandering of Jews by “certain individuals, who to gain and hold a popular audience, degrade themselves and abuse the trust reposed in them by misquoting, half quoting and actually insinuating untruths” has been denounced by Archbishop Samuel A. Stritch, member of the Administrative Board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference and Archbishop of Milwaukee, in a letter to Rabbi Joseph L. Baron.

“Now it is all too true,” he wrote, “that your people have been the victim in our day of a wicked movement which distorts truth and gilds falsehood” In this Jews have the sympathy of Catholics, declared Archbishop Stritch, for Catholics too are the victims of vile propaganda and a very hatred of truth.” He exhorted sane men to “keep cool heads” in the face of nefarious propaganda, and guide public opinion in safe channels pointing out that in the end “truth does conquer.”

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