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Jewish Boy Wins Prize for Essay on Catholic Subject

July 12, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Martin Kochman, a Jewish boy, was awarded a gold medal by La Salle Institute, for the best essay on a Catholic subject according to a despatch from Cumberland. Md. issued by the National Catholic Welfare Council News Service here.

Last year, his brother Leon, a member of the graduating class of La Salle Institute was awarded a similar medal for the best paper on the subject, “Catholicity in the United States.” The subject of Martin’s essay was “The Life of Blessed Brother Solomon, Martyn.”

Referring to this, the Rev. Albert E. Smith, editor-in-chief of the “Baltimore Catholic Review,” in his address to the graduates of the institute, said: “If some of our Catholic people knew their religion as well as these two Jewish boys know it, there would be no need for non-Catholics to declare that they find great difficulty in getting clear explanations concerning the Catholic Church from some of their Catholic friends.”

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