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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 07, 2005

Sing a New Church into Being

Critics of priestly and religious celibacy can rejoice in the knowledge that they have intellectual forbears among Thinking Catholics™ of all epochs. The cartoon above is taken from the July 1936 issue of Der Stürmer, Julius Streicher's famous Nazi Party newspaper. Under the caricature of the priest and nun and the decadent Jews (smoking, no doubt, in a poorly ventilated public area), the jingle reads:

This lot to the Church, that to Satan consigned:
And both of 'em utterly lost to mankind!

The work is titled "Unfruitful."

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