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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
Thursday, July 24, 2003 Trophy fishing: With the news that Judge Bork has become the latest convert to be bagged by Opus Dei big-game hunter Fr. McCloskey (second item), see the two-part series (I and II) that ran in the Harvard Crimson magazine in April on Opus Dei as Ivy League fishers of men.
Fr. McCloskey's not-uncontroversial chaplaincy at Princeton is described in an extensive article on the group that ran – with Opus Dei response – in the Jesuit magazine America in 1995.
The Wall Street Journal in June ran a remarkable article on another McCloskey catch: a lawyer indicted in the Tyco corporate scandal who gave millions from an alleged illegal windfall to Opus Dei after having converted, under McCloskey's guidance, from Judaism to Catholicism without telling his wife or family. Frankly, the story reads like something out of the annals of Scientology.