At last the media has, for a moment stopped bashing the Catholic priest and given us one who is a hero and decent role model. The New York Post has a great little article entitled
Joel Gretsch plays Fr. Jack Landry, one of the resistance fighters against alien invaders. The series returns January 4.
Who knows how the character will develop. Let's hope they don't screw this up. By the way, Joel Gretsch was raised Catholic up in St. Cloud, Minnesota and spent time at summer camps at St. John University, Collegeville, my alma mater, where he, by his own words, was mentored and led by some great Benedictine priests. Kudos to St. John's.
Here's the quote:
But “V” having a heroic priest as one of its main characters? That makes Father Jack Landry practically one of kind in prime time.
The novelty is not lost on Joel Gretsch, the actor who plays Father Landry.
“I grew up in a small town in Minnesota,” says Gretsch, “and there was a seminary — the biggest one in the country — about six miles from there. I’d go to leadership camp there every summer.
“I was around a lot of priests who were very influential in my life in an extraordinary way.”