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Description: Upholds Nevada PriestDate: February 4 1908
Newspaper published in: Bemidji, MN
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 4
UPHOLDS NEVADA PRIEST
Roosevelt Supports Sermon on Race Suicide and Celibacy
Reno, Nev., Feb. 3.—Presidential approval of the sermon delivered in the Catholic Church here Sunday, Jan. 19, has been received by the author of the opinions, Rev. Father Tubman.
A letter from Theodore Roosevelt tells of his endorsement of the priest's views on race suicide and the assertions that "celibacy is false to God, false to country and false to self," are essentially upheld. The president applauded the sentiment that race suicide, "affinities" and "other outgrowths of modern marriages and divorces" deserve more than condemnation from the clergy. The priest's utterances created a sensation at the time because he said he desired no unmarried men or women to remain in his parish.