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Francis Cardinal Spellman
Francis Joseph Spellman, later Francis Cardinal Spellman, (May 4, 1889 - December 2, 1967) was the ninth bishop (sixth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. He was born in Whitman, Massachusetts, graduated from North American College in Rome, and was ordained a priest on May 14, 1916. He became Chancellor of the Boston Diocese in 1922, and was made a Monsignor and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts on July 30, 1932 and ordained on September 8, 1932 with the titular see of Sila. He was appointed Archbishop of New York on April 15, 1939, and appointed Archbishop for the Military Services on December 11, 1939. He was elevated to Cardinal on February 18, 1946, and served as archbishop until his death. He is interred in the crypt under the altar of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
A few homosexual activists have alleged that in 1942 Spellman formed a liaison with a chorus boy who appeared in One Touch of Venus.
- John Cooney, The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman'
- Nicholas Von Hoffman, Citizen Cohn
- Signorile, Michelangelo. "Cardinal Spellman’s Dark Legacy" The Gist, New York Press, 15(18), 2002; )
- Catholic Hierarchy: Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
- Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, New York
- Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton, Massachusetts
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