" Though he now worked for a travel magazine, Mr. O'Connell had worked for THE CATHOLIC WORKER when Dorothy Day was still alive, and had become more secular with each successive magazine, till now he was at CONDE NAST TRAVELER. (Mr. O'Connell, someone who had known him before us said, was 'the beautiful ruin of a long Catholic education.')
from the short story, The Ossuary, in IN SEPTEMBER, THE LIGHT CHANGES,
by Andrew Holleran. Hyperion,1999.