Humans are complex beings. In this article, K. V. Turley LCWC describes how a rebel met a holy priest. Brendan Behan: Rebel, Writer, Penitent at Crisis Magazine
The name of Brendan Behan—rebel, hell-raiser, and writer—is rarely linked with the word “Catholic.” This is an oversight, for he was by birth and upbringing very much a Catholic writer, if that is to be judged by his culture and social background. Nevertheless, it was more than just that. Its omission, or deliberate negation, is to leave aside a part of the writer’s genius that shaped, more than anything else, both his world-view and, more importantly still, his view of himself.