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The Flannery O’Connor story “Good Country People,” the starting point for Tony’s previous post, depicts, in addition to a gripping portrayal of the collision between the poseur-nihilism of the over-educated and the genuine, barbaric article, not to mention one of the most disturbingly-comic would-be seduction scenes in all of literature, also a colorful mother-daughter conflict […] Read more...

TAGS: History, Literature, Philosophy




On my way to Mass this Sunday, my eyes’ attention was seized by one of those unbearably bright digital billboard signs that change colors and messages every 5 seconds, this one now advertising candy and flowers at a local grocery store under the following headline: VALENTINES DAY IS COMING! I have long since been de-sensitized to […] Read more...

TAGS: American Culture, History, Saints



 (Note to Arizona’s  Governor Brewer: if you really want to put the public smack down, it helps if you can get the other guy on his knees first.)  The photograph depicts the famous Managua airport encounter between Fr. Ernesto Cardenal and John Paul the Great, upon the arrival of the Pope for his 1983 pastoral visit to […] Read more...

TAGS: History, Politics



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