Religion: Spellman to St. Patrick's

In front of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, grinds and glides the traffic of one of the world's greatest shopping districts. Last September that restless traffic patiently paused while the funeral procession of New York's Patrick Cardinal Hayes filed into the Cathedral. Last week the traffic patiently paused again, while 7,000 people crowded into St. Patrick's and 50,000 more lined the sidewalks outside. Preceded by the colors, the band and 50 men of the "Old 69th" regiment, dozens of bishops and 2,000 clergy marched into the Cathedral for the...

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