Religion: Yankee Seminarians

The casual tourist in Rome last weekend might have come away convinced that English had been made the official language of the Vatican. Even Pope John XXIII, coached for the past year, prepared to use the newest in his vocabulary of nine languages. And to Rome a mass pilgrimage of American Catholic clergy brought three cardinals (New York's Spellman, Boston's Gushing, Philadelphia's O'Hara), five dozen archbishops and bishops, and scores of other U.S. churchmen for a typically American celebration: Homecoming Day. Most were old grads returning to their alma mater—Rome's North American Pontifical College, a stern seminary for U.S. priests that...

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