“John of Tuam,” repeated Mr Cunningham, “was the man.”
He drank and the other gentlemen followed his lead.
Then he resumed:
“There they were at it, all the cardinals and bishops and archbishops from all the ends of the earth and these two fighting dog and devil until at last the Pope himself stood up and declared infallibility a dogma of the Church ex cathedra. On the very moment John MacHale, who had been arguing and arguing against it, stood up and shouted out with the voice of a lion: ‘Credo!’”
“I believe!” said Mr Fogarty.
“Credo!” said Mr Cunningham. “That showed the faith