Religion: In New Orleans

Trumpets tore the night air. Into New Orleans' City Park Stadium, where 65,000 Roman Catholics knelt, moved a ''Eucharistic chariot"—a large float, draped in burgundy and gold fabrics, bearing the kneeling figure of George William Cardinal Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago, and for this occasion a papal legate in a gold mitre and cloth of gold cope. Be fore him stood a tall ostensorium worth $35,000, an altar vessel made of gold objects, diamonds and other jewels donated last winter by thousands of Louisiana Catholics.

Holding aloft the costly ostensorium, which in a glass clip contained the Sacred Host—to Catholics the Body and...

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