Religion: Cardinal in Court

The jury sitting in the Insull trial in Chicago craned their twelve necks one day last week. To the witness stand strode a plump, bespectacled man wearing a scarlet rabat under his cleric's black coat. He was George William Cardinal Mundelein, Prince of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Chicago. Raising his right hand the Cardinal swore to Court Clerk Joseph O'Sullivan that he would tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help him God. What brought Cardinal Mundelein into Federal court for the first time in his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!