Religion: Manhattan to Omaha

Mrs. Theresa Rummel, 82, sat in a front pew and wept while her son, the Right Rev. Joseph F. Rummel, was consecrated Bishop of Omaha, Neb. Besides Mrs. Rummel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan, held a throng of church dignitaries — Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes, three Archbishops, eleven Bishops, 49 Monsignori and not many less than 1,000 priests.

Bishop Rummel, whose churchly duties have hitherto been confined to metropolitan regions, must have had strange feelings of dismay mixed with his anticipations of the journey that lay before him. In Manhattan, a pastor's flock often contains a goodly proportion of black sheep; but on...

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