Religion: Strike in the Graveyard

I admit to the accusation of strikebreaker, said the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Francis J. Spellman, "and I am proud of it. If stopping a strike like this isn't a thing of honor, then I don't know what honor is." For three days last week, Cardinal Spellman walked about the 550-acre expanse of crowded Calvary Cemetery in New York City's Queens supervising his corps of 100 amateur gravediggers. All of them were young students for the priesthood, recruits from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y. Cardinal Spellman's troubles as an employer of...

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