Pope Pius XII last week altered the U.S. Roman Catholic map, creating a new archdiocese (Indianapolis) and three new dioceses (Steubenville, Ohio; Lafayette and Evansville, Ind.). To be Archbishop of Indianapolis, he named the city's Bishop since 1934, kindly, tolerant Joseph Elmer Ritter, 53.
Other noteworthy Papal appointments last week:
¶ To be Bishop of Davenport, Iowa: Monsignor Ralph Leo Hayes, onetime Bishop of Helena. Mont., later rector of Rome's North American College (theological school for U.S. priests) until its closing in 1940.
¶ To be Bishop of Columbus, Ohio: Monsignor Michael Joseph Ready (rhymes with speedy), general secretary of Washington's National Catholic Welfare...