The Gospel of Sulivan

Catholics discouraged by the sexual-abuse scandal and by declining vocations to the priesthood should take a look at the work of Jean Sulivan, the French novelist and essayist who died in 1980.

In his spiritual journal, Morning Light (1976), Sulivan conceded: “Like the storm clouds of the Exodus, the church’s face is more luminous today than when it seemed to rule. It has found glory in its humilation.”


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About the Author

Joseph Cunneen was founder and longtime editor of the ecumenical quarterly Cross Currents.