John Handly to Jane Addams, March 5, 1908

214 East Eighth Street,
Chattanooga, Tennessee,
5 March, 1908

Dear Miss Addams:

A friend gave me a sheaf of Chicago newspapers today from which I learned that some Catholics -- and Catholic clergymen -- have been displaying in public towards you not only a lack of Christian courtesy but also most deplorably a lack of understanding which is positively portentous. As a fellow Catholic and priest, I am deeply mortified. You were exceedingly good to me in my efforts to help Mrs. Ray; and you have always been to me a profound and wholesome inspiration. I pray God to bless and comfort you in the pursuit of your truly Catholic ideals.

John Handly
C. S. P.

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