American Catholic History
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April 26, 2022
The Conversion of Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper finally left behind his philandering ways and came into the Church in 1959. His wife and daughter, Rocky and Maria, and their parish priest, Father Harold Ford — Father Tough Stuff, as Coop called him — were instrumental in his conversion. Of his conversion he mused that while he'd never be a saint, he was, at least, trying to be "a little better."
Learn more about the man who defined the Western hero and his Catholic conversion in this week's episode:

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