December 29, 2017

Jewish Press mentioned the University in Part 8 of a series on the history of Jews and the Church. In relation to Kristallnacht, it mentioned the radio broadcast by Rev. Maurice Sheehy, assistant to the rector, decrying German violence against Jews as immoral and against Church and American principles.

... For example, Father Maurice Sheehy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Education at Catholic University and assistant to the Catholic University rector, organized a radio broadcast just a few days after Kristallnacht that featured several prominent American Catholic clergyman and lay leaders. Their message was that the German violence against the Jews was immoral; not only was it against Church teachings, it was also against American principles. ...

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