Front Our Own Correspondent
The appointment of Robert Morse Lovett, editor of the New Republic, a bitterly anti-Catholic weekly, to the governor-secretaryship of the Virgin Islands, which contain a large Catholic population, has brought forth from the American Tablet, the official organ of the diocese of Brooklyn, a strongly-worded protest on the alleged anti-Catholic discrimination of the Roosevelt administration in making appointments to influential public offices.
The appointment appears to be all the more extraordinary in that Mr Lovett was once interrogated by the U.S. Navy Intelligence and a most unfavourable report on -his opinions and activities was submitted and later published in the Congressional Record. According to the Tablet, this report brought the Intelligence Officers a rebuke from the President for its publication.
Another example of anti-Catholic bias brought by the Tablet is the appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, " which has yet to be favoured with a Catholic appointee," of a North Carolinian of alleged antiCatholic sentiments.