"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
All of this leads me to a thinning patience with papal references to the culture of death. In John Paul II's lexicon, the phrase refers only to the West. And it extends to decent, conscientious married couples, committed to family life, who use non-abortive means of contraception . The term is never applied to regimes or cultures that need bulldozers to bury their mounds of innocents.