Religion: For 3,500,000

In big, Gothic Holy Name Cathedral, on a silver and black pall, garbed in pontifical vestments of purple and white, lay all that was mortal of George William Cardinal Mundelein, late Archbishop of Chicago. For three long days last week, in long slow lines, ten times ten times ten thousand mourners shuffled past his bier. When 20 archbishops, 70 bishops, countless priests and monsignori marched down Michigan Boulevard in the Cardinal's funeral procession, ten times ten times ten thousand mourners lined the route. These citizens could count themselves honorary pallbearers of Cardinal Mundelein. For, instead of designating a handful of big...

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