C. John McCloskey

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C. John McCloskey, III is a Catholic priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei and member of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross. He is the former director of the Catholic Information Center of the Archdiocese of Washington. He worked on Wall Street - Citibank and Merrill Lynch - for some years before becoming a priest, being ordained in 1981 by Cardinal Roger Etchegaray.

Fr. McCloskey is perhaps best known for having helped many people convert to Catholicism, including Newt Gingrich,[1] Sam Brownback, Lawrence Kudlow, and Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a prominent pro-life activist who was converted from being a Pro-choice NARAL founder in his earlier years as a doctor, where he performed thousands of abortions.[2]





  1. ^ RealClearReligion, "Father C. John, Fisher of Men", By Mark Judge, July 25, 2011.
  2. ^ New York Magazine: "The Convert" By Steve Fishman May 21, 2005
  3. ^ TAN Books, "The Essential Belloc", TAN Books, publication_date. 2-Sept-2010.

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