Religion: Shell Shelved

Chicago's popular, liberal Auxiliary Bishop Bernard J. Sheil. 66, last week announced his resignation as head of the Catholic Youth Organization, a group which he founded 24 years ago, and which now has some 5,000,000 members. No reason was given by Sheil or by Samuel Cardinal Stritch, who announced that Shell's successor would be Monsignor Edward J. Kelly, long active in the C.Y.O. But speculation inevitably reverted to Bishop Sheil's famed blast at Senator Joseph McCarthy last April, which antagonized many Roman Catholic laymen and clergy. Most widely heard explanation: Sheil may have been urged by his superiors to be more...

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