Religion: Death Comes for the Cardinal

Irish sentiment led John Cardinal Glennon to pause in his native Ireland as he flew back, a new-made Prince of the Church, from Rome to St. Louis. There last week, as it must to all men, Death came to Cardinal Glennon. He was 83.

The red hat was in a way an anticlimax to Glennon's career. Said he, as the consistory in Rome began: "It is very touching to be remembered at a time of life when I should be forgotten."

The Bishop's Sons. A cardinal for only 18 days, Glennon had been a priest...

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