Religion: Boston's Bishop

It may be that Boston's stocky, round-faced, 72-year-old William Henry Cardinal O'Connell feels his work is done, now that he has reorganized his province, built up his cherished Boston College, erected many & many a Roman Catholic church, school, charitable institution. Hale & hearty as he is, he perhaps tires of Boston, of his lavish three-story Italianate house which, built on a rock ledge, is jarred by passing trolleys and trucks. Perhaps Cardinal O'Connell would prefer to spend his remaining days in tranquil Rome, where stands his titular church, ancient San Clemente,...

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