"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
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Friday, November 01, 2002 "To those who do not believe, no explanation is possible. To those who believe, no explanation is necessary."
In keeping with the day's theme: The film Song of Bernadette can't be recommended enough, for viewing this All Saints Day, or any day. A recent posting at Catholic Light was reminiscent of the scene in the film in which the young man Bernadette would have married bids her farewell on her way to the convent. Other powerful scenes: When the older nun who has been persecuting her realizes the extent of Bernadette's suffering, and when Vincent Price's cynical skeptic, terminally ill, appeals to the Blessed Virgin for solace. Jennifer Jones deservedly won the Oscar for Best Actress. The movie is available here.