Location: Worcester Diocese, United States

Born in Bitburg, Germany, Paul Anthony Melanson is a Catholic lay-philosopher and apologist whose work has appeared in many publications and websites including The Union Leader, The Wanderer, Seattle Catholic, Newsblaze, Helium, and Amazines. He has been interviewed by The National Catholic Register, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the television newsmagazine Chronicle.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Camille "Joe" Melanson

This is another photo of Camille "Joe" Melanson

taken at Sendai Village, Japan, a leper colony. Camille

is standing on the left. A career soldier who loved

and defended his Catholic faith, Camille would meet

with Pope Pius XII in March of 1958 - only six

months before that great Pontiff went to be with the


In the other photo of my father taken at the Sendai

leper colony, you will notice how he is holding a

little girl by the arm and that she is excited and obviously

enjoying the attention. Everytime I look at that photo

I am reminded of what the Scripture says, "Perfect love

drives out all fear." That was my father. A loving man

who had no fear and who gave everything of himself. If I

am able to become half the man he was, I will have accomplished




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