Friday, January 11, 2013

The Story of the Catholic Bishop in "Les Miserables"

Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) in the 'Les Misérables' scene in which a bishop 'buys' the accused thief's soul for God with a pair of candlesticks.

Doris Donnelly, a professor of theology and director of the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University in Cleveland, has written a wonderful article in which she focuses on the clerical hero of “Les Miserables;” a character she says has been significantly “pared down” in the musical and film versions.

Read the piece here.

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