CWN author under fire-- literally!

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 23, 2004

Regular readers of Catholic World Report may remember Father Paul Shaughnessy, SJ, as the author of "The Gay Priest Problem," one of the most provocative articles we've ever published in the magazine. Father Shaughnessy took a lot of flak for speaking out boldly on a topic that most people, to this day, prefer to avoid.

But he's taking a lot more flak now: as a Marine chaplain under fire in Najaf.

Please take a moment to say a prayer for the safety of an exemplary Jesuit, and of the men he serves.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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