Religion: Words & Works

¶ Packed so tightly that they were unable to kneel, an estimated 150,000 worshipers jammed Chicago's Soldier Field for a Marian Year Mass celebrated by Samuel Cardinal Stritch. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago. Another 100,000, unable to find even standing room, gathered outside to hear the service through loudspeakers. On the stubs of the tickets were spaces for Roman Catholics to note Marian devotions they attended or performed. The archdiocese will collect the stubs, make a summary of the devotions, and send it to Pope Pius XII as a Marian Year "spiritual...