Roman Catholics: A Question of Leadership


At St. John's Seminary near Los Angeles one morning last week, the Rev. William Du Bay entered the chapel, genuflected before James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre, put his hand on a Bible in the cardinal's lap, and made a profession of loyalty to him. Then, as hundreds of priests watched, Du Bay kissed the cardinal's hands and withdrew. A week earlier, Father Du Bay had publicly petitioned the Pope to remove Mclntyre as Archbishop of Los Angeles, charging the cardinal with "gross malfeasance in office" for what he called his superior's failure to condemn racism as a moral evil.


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