Dougherty’s Movie Boycott

Cardinal Dougherty, “Letter to Priests of the Archdiocese,” https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/7868 On May 23, 1934, Cardinal Dougherty called on all Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to boycott motion picture theaters.[1] By doing so, Dougherty declared it sinful for any of the area’s 800,000 Catholics to enter a movie theater. In his

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