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1 posted on 10/02/2011 12:12:57 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 10/02/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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An inspiring article. I wonder if John Wayne's letters to God are published anywhere? They sound interesting.

8 posted on 10/02/2011 1:04:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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10 posted on 10/02/2011 1:24:08 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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John Wayne had a great career playing John Wayne. Nothing wrong with that — I enjoyed most of his movies, including those noted by his defenders above, The Searchers and Stagecoach. Let’s just not waste people’s time about how he was a great “actor”. He also wasn’t the first man to “convert” in order achieve a secular goal so that doesn’t make him particularly unique, either.


16 posted on 10/02/2011 2:01:16 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Great story. I was unaware he converted.

Gotta go rent “The Quiet Man” again.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 2:37:55 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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I’ve long admired Mr. Wayne. The Quiet Man was likely my favorite, but I enjoyed many of his films. His conversion to Catholicism, and this story of his grandson’s thrill me too. In it’s own way, somewhat reminiscent of Bob Hope’s conversion, both having happened with the help of their wives. Whether our fellow freepers love him or hate him, his individuality is hard to beat. I’d much rather have actors like him on the screen than some of today’s fare.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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Damn, I miss John Wayne,Ronald Reagan and Chesty Puller.


42 posted on 10/02/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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50 posted on 10/03/2011 5:30:55 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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