Religion: The Poor Man

Dressed in a castoff suit and consigned to a donated grave, the mortal remains of a poor man were buried last week. These arrangements were appropriate; during most of his life Peter Maurin had slept in no bed of his own and worn no suit that someone had not given away. But to his funeral among the teeming, pushcart-crowded slums of lower Manhattan, Cardinal Spellman himself sent his representative. There were priests representing many Catholic orders, and there were laymen rich & poor from places as far away as Chicago. All night long before...

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