Bernardo Aparicio writes…

I wanted to let you know that we have a new Dappled Things available online. Of particular interest to you and your readers might be the interview with Amy Welborn about the memoir she just published with Doubleday about the trip to Italy she took with her children following the sudden death of her husband.

Also, you will probably enjoy this article from Fr. Damian Ference about the deep link between Flannery O’Connor and Benedict XVI, titled “No Vague Believer”.

Amy is a fine writer and has borne great suffering with grace. I’m honored to know her. And I’m told O’Connor and Benedict are apparently handy with a pen too.

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  • ivan_the_mad

    Would anyone care to share their thoughts on Dappled Things? I’m interested, but I’ve already got four monthlies.

    • KML

      I’m subscribing this month, Ivan. I read the O’Connor/Benedict article and quite enjoyed it (any article that speculates that Flannery would have enjoyed The Onion is a-ok by me). I’ve been intrigued by what I’ve seen of their online content, and I think it’s important to support well-executed Catholic artistic endeavors. Out of curiosity, what are your other monthlies?

      • ivan_the_mad

        Yes, I liked that article too. I think I’d like to subscribe … now I just need to convince my wife to let me 😉

        Three of my monthlies are curmudgeonly rags, Chronicles, The American Conservative, and New Oxford Review. The fourth is the delightful Gilbert Magazine.

  • Jmac

    I’ve been nursing what I can only describe as a crush on O’Connor for a long time now, and this article did nothing to alleviate it.

  • KML

    Ha! Agreed.