Cardinal Spellman (Displaying some typical NYC “quasi-irreverence” if true): Take this anecdote attributed to him with grain of salt: “Spellman held his tongue in Rome, where it would be unwise to be indiscreet about the new pope (Pope John XXIII). But when he returned home, the Cardinal announced his disdain. ‘He’s no Pope,’ Spellman scoffed to his aides. ‘He should be selling bananas.'” (Source) .
Francis Cardinal Spellman, of New York; Edward Cardinal Mooney; And James Francis Cardinal McIntyre
Major William R. Arnold, the former chief of Chaplains of the Army, is shown here being consecrated Titular Bishop of Phocaea at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, under the direction of Cardinal-Elect Spellman.