Tag Archives: Catholicism

A Good Faith Is Hard To Find

Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is a profound meditation on doubt and faith.

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God Dwells in Mercy, Pity, Peace, Love

Pope Francis ! might well embrace the vision of love found in Blake’s “Divine Image.”

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Pope Retires but Keeps Perks? Hmm

Some of Pope Benedict’s retirement demands sound like King Lear’s.

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How to Imagine Peace

For Levertov, peace is made in the act of imagining it.

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Things Fall Apart in Bishops vs. Nuns

Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” contrasts rigid and tolerant Christianity in ways that will benefit our own society.

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Ryan, Abortion, and Hardy’s Angel Clare

Paul Ryan may resemble Angel Claire in Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles,” but there’s a vicar who shows us a better way of dealing with a “fallen” woman.

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A Fantasy about the Vatican and Condoms

The Pope’s endorsement of condoms to stop the spread of disease last November prompted the following light poem by Scott Bates.

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