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Fr. Paul van Kuykendall Thomson
Fr. Paul van Kuykendall Thomson converted to Catholicism in 1949 after serving as an Episcopal clergyman and Marine chaplain. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983. This excerpt is from Why I Am a Catholic, published in 1959.
~ Theo Venard, Blessed, missionary priest, martyr in China; to his executioner, who had just asked Venard what he would give to be killed quickly because the executioner coveted Venard's clothing. Fr. Venard was beheaded.