Religion: The Late, Late Mass

FATHER CROWLEY'S LOSS IS YOUR GAIN. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 1905L, air-conditioned. This car is only 3 months old. Save $1,350.

This ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal tipped off the gamblers, girlies and gapers of the famous Strip that their favorite priest was leaving town. The Rev. Richard Anthony Crowley, 51, had been assigned by his bishop to a parish in Springfield, Ill., where a Roman Catholic priest might look a bit out of place in a $6,850, 105-m.p.h. white sports car with green leather upholstery. Last week the Vegas crowd threw Father Crowley a farewell party in the town's saucer-shaped Convention Center.


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