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It’s a Schism

To the editors: Thank you, Reader, for publishing Jim Bowman’s article on local Roman Catholic pastors and priests [“Religion: Playing Down the Law,” June 5]. Whatever its purpose, it reveals clearly the present state of the archdiocese of Chicago–schism. Unless, of course, systematic disobedience on crucial points of discipline and pervasive and deliberate undermining of […]

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The Papal Chase

To the editors: The conclusion to the highly biased article on “The Divine Right” [May 6] and last week’s supporting letter [May 27] spotlight the critical issue in the Roman Catholic Church in this country–papal authority. Those who start out by vilifying the so-called integralists or traditionalists or arch-conservatives seem always to end by attacking […]