Amidst the speculation of an appointment to Boston, and another possible appointment to Philadelphia, we recall that just about twenty years ago, Law was appointed to Boston and O'Connor was appointed to New York at the same time. It caused a thrill of hope, and the joke was that the Church finally had "Law and Order." In sad retrospect, the dismal truth is that there was neither law in Boston nor order in New York. I
n the best of worlds, and ours is not the best, the new prelates would be men not on anyone's list. The crisis is too severe for the progeny of old church politics to handle.
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