Monthly Archives: November 2010

YIMC Bookclub: Wise Blood

—Feast of St. Leonard of Noblac I’ve been having a rollicking good time reading Flannery O’Conner’s Wise Blood. I’ve finished the first seven chapters and the cast of characters is setting us up for the the main event. Did you know … Continue reading

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For Thoughts Like These from François Nepveu, S.J.

—Feast of All Saints of Africa  I love discovering devotional works that bring the Catholic perspective on Christianity directly onto the center stage. That’s what this book by Jesuit Father François Nepveu does. Translated from the French by Henry Coleridge, … Continue reading

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Because Life is Like an Epic Poem (Not a Report Card)

—Feast of St. Zachary  Report cards used to be a once every nine week event. Remember those halcyon days? Information technology being what it is, nowadays we can check our children’s grades daily. Oh, the horror! I say that because … Continue reading

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Because Kenelm Henry Digby Could Write Such A Poem

Are you interested in Christian chivalry? You could do worse than read the works of Kenelm Henry Digby. Author of The Broad-Stone of Honour or Rules for the Gentlemen of England(1822), he was a Romantic who yearned for the days … Continue reading

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For Purgatory, Thank Heavens

—Feast of All Souls When I was straddling the fence on whether or not I should become a Catholic, I never had a problem with Purgatory. It just makes the most sense to me, not that my personal opinion about … Continue reading

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