"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Friday, November 15, 2002 Oh, Father Berrigan? Absolutely, Mister Sheen!
US Marines with Sandino's flag, 1932
Yes, it’s the annual Picket the School of the Americas weekend: Re-live the glories of Sandino! Indict the United States as the source of all evil in the world! Buy a tee-shirt!
Former military chaplain Bill Cork offers a useful perspective on the annual Fort Benning protests led by Rev. Roy Bourgeois.
The Rev. Bourgeois (see second item), a stalwart of the anti-American Left, is a fixture on the campus lecture circuit. His speaker's bureau also books Angela Davis and Noam Chomsky, while his fellow members of the advisory council of the Columbia Support Network include Messrs. Chomsky & Zinn, Bishop Gumbleton and the wonderfully-named Medea Benjamin, described here.
At any rate, as protesters this weekend invoke the memory of a selected few martyrs to discredit Reagan-era US foreign policy, take a moment to consider the full range of 20th-century Catholic martyrs, more than 13,000 of them, two-thirds of them from Europe and the nations of the former Soviet Empire.