VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #49
Edmund B. Miller
Man’s efforts are lost if they are not embedded in and do not proceed from the eternal perspective, without which they remain fragmented impulses.
A CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
Anne M. Maloney
EVIL FOR EVIL'S SAKE
ALL THE CHURCH'S A STAGE
Macbeth, Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry IV — are these immortal portraits of sinful humanity not the very crucible of Shakespeare’s art?
ENCOUNTERS WITH GOD
She believes a good fiction writer intuitively adopts a sacramental and liturgical view of creation and is therefore able to portray the spiritual in the ordinary.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Violence and suffering are to be met not with some vague feeling of compassion, but with the "unsentimental eye of acceptance, which is to say, of faith."
Flannery O'Connor admired Henry James, Hawthorne, and Poe for understanding evil better than most Americans.
The Catholic bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, has banned A Good Man Is Hard to Find
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #13
Jean Bethke Elshtain
William D. Miller
Review of Harvard Diary by Robert Coles
SUN-BELT PARADOXES & EXCESSES
James J. Thompson Jr.
Is the South still the Bible Belt? Well, yes — but then, no, too: at least not in precisely the same way it used to be.
A CHRIST WHO DISTURBS & TERRORIZES
Bruce L. Edwards Jr.
Relentlessly exposing human pride, avarice, and weakness, O'Connor agreed with C.S. Lewis that all things that are not eternal are eternally out of date.
- Karl Keating