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    Exercises “Pushing Energy.”

    “The pushing of Catholic schools upon the government was nothing less than the pushing of the Catholic Church upon the government. That same Catholic Bureau of Missions is still here, and is of record in this case as exercising that same ‘pushing’ energy. And that is the cause of this situation to-day. And when they are so tenacious that their garb shall be retained in the government schools, it is perfectly certain that they will be no less tenacious as to the actual teaching of their doctrines there.USCS 3.1

    “Senator Dawes further said that day that the then ‘present management was in favor of divorcing the government absolutely from them all [all churches], but it found it impossible to do that.’USCS 3.2

    “Commissioner Valentine’s order in this case was and is a laudable, constitutional endeavor, in accordance with acts of Congress, to complete the good work that twenty-three years ago was begun of divorcing the government absolutely from the Catholic Church. Is it still to be confessed that it is ‘impossible to do that?’ Is the present administration ready and willing to confess that it is ‘impossible to do that?’USCS 3.3

    “That, Mr. Secretary, is the question now before the administration of which you are a part; and not only before this administration, but before this whole nation; and it is of vital interest to the whole world.”USCS 3.4

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