Religion: Consecration

Eighteen years ago a pompous papal delegate witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the St. Louis Cathedral. Last week, following appropriately the brilliant pageant of the Eucharistic Congress, church princes, prelates, priests participated in the medieval liturgy of consecration. Seven o'clock in the morning saw 8,000 reverent worshipers on Lindell Boulevard gazing awe-struck at the Cathedral's granite walls, at its glistening green dome. The massive doors swung open. Came forth in stately procession acolytes, priests, deacons, followed by Archbishop Glennon wearing a white cope and carrying the episcopal crozier. Thrice...

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