Georges Bernanos

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Bernanos, born in Paris on February 20, 1888, spent the best days of his childhood and youth in an old estate in the country belonging to his father in the little village of Fressin. He studied at Vaugirard College, the Institut Catholique, and the University of Paris. In World War I he served as a corporal in the French Cavalry. He married in 1917 and had three sons and three daughters. Time magazine in its October 14, 1946, issue states: "Georges Bernanos is France's most distinguished Catholic author-and his own Church's sharpest critic." In an interview with the Most Reverend Edwin V. O'Hara, Bernanos explained his severe attacks on Catholics as an attempt to awaken Catholics to their responsibilities. He died in 1948. Reply Forward