-ARCHBISHOP OF CINCINNATI
The Archbishop of Cincinnati, Mgr. McNieholas, OP.. in the principal address at the Third Patriotic and Religious Holy Name service in New York City's polo grounds on October 8, said that " although the present war might end soon there would be a long struggle for many generations between those who put God first and those who stood for a Godless State."
In a succession of impressive ceremonies, 65,000 persons were present before an altar 40 feet high at the polo grounds. Special prayers were said for II.: spiritual protection of 150,000 members from the archdiocese of New York now in the armed foices.
A message sent by Archbishop Francis J. Spellman from Vatican City, in which he attad God's blessing for the participants in the service and for America, was read. The procession about the field was one of the largest ever seen in New York City. It included 3,000 altar boys, 500 priests representing 15 religious orders, 25 prelates and four bishops.