"Elphege Daignault, the excommunicate, will repent. He will come back into the Church."
Last week in Providence, R. I., and in the half-dozen towns surrounding, the whisper softly passed around. In smart houses it caused slight comment. But in little houses where shirt-sleeved fathers read the papers every night by the centre table, the whisper was tense, freighted with excitement. "Elphege Daignault will repent. The neighbors told me."
Good Catholic wives glanced at the crucifix on the wall, tried not to think of excommunicates.
Elphege Daignault is an attorney-at-law with offices in the...