Syndicalists Oppose Any Religious Restoration
With more logical consistency than the Valencia Government, seeking to make useful propaganda abroad, the Spanish Syndicalists are not disposed to tolerate any restoration of religious freedom in Red Spain.
Thus Solidaridad Obrera, the official organ of the Catalan Syndicalists, gives prominence to a protest made by Francisco Gomez Hidalgo, deputy to the Cortes, in which the latter offers to lead the revolt against any restoration of " the traffickers in blood, that great organised industry, the Church."
" Putting into practice freedom of conscience, and in support of an initiative of the Minister of Justice, and according to a note given out by the latter, the Government," he writes, " has decided to protect Catholic worship, and Mass has already been celebrated at Valencia last Sunday.
"In this new phase of the historical moment in which we are living, men of free conscience who are supporters of this and all anti-Fascist Governments, feel it is our unavoidable and peremptory duty to prepare to prevent that great organised industry-the Church-from again taking possession of the social and political supremacy of Spain.
" In such a work (which will surely be one of collaboration in the work of all Governments of the Republic to constitute in every city and town a barrier against fresh impositions by the traffickers in Faith, which are always signalised by rivers of Spanish blood) all those free from religious prejudices must unite, whatever the particular shade of opinion or party which we follow; and as it is urgent that somebody should act as initial and temporary centre for getting us together I offer myself for this duty and await adherents and proposals at my residence in Castellon."
C.N .7' ., a Madrid Syndicalist daily writes : "The Spanish people had not proceeded against this or that priest but against the Church which took part in the preparation of the seditious movement against the Republic.
"The Church, fortunately for everybody, has almost completely disappeared from loyal Spain against which it rebelled, and we are not disposed to allow another to come and take its place, though it comes to us with Liberal professions and watchwords of anti-Fascism; and let this be said, with the pardon of those who would like to see some church opened in Madrid," The President of the Union of Large Families complains in an article in the Review of German Law that every bachelor does wrong to the State, which consequently makes him bear a double tax. Further than this, however, he condemns some women to spinsterhood and ihe renunciation of her right to motherhood. Chancellor Hitler is a bachelor.