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Flannery O’Connor Deconstructs the Deconstructionists (“God Bless Their Hearts!”) [Read more…]

Dominicans and Harry Potter

What’s not to love?  A fine  Youtube series that takes a look at the world of Harry Potter from a Catholic perspective and does a reasonable job of assessing the plusses and minuses.  I don’t buy everything in the analysis, but on the whole I’m very pleased to see a (typically smart) Dominican take on the books. [Read More…]

Chesterton on “The Dragon’s Grandmother”

A delightful rant on the sanity of fairy tales and the drabness of modern (and postmodern) lit: Folk lore means that the soul is sane, but that the universe is wild and full of marvels. Realism means that the world is dull and full of routine, but that the soul is sick and screaming. The [Read More…]

Lessons on Morality from Shakespeare

…as articulated by Kevin O’Brien. [Read more…]

Dueling Proverbs

Actions speak louder than words. The pen is mightier than the sword. Many hands make light work. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Haste makes waste. He who hesitates is lost. And my personal favorite: Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. (Proverbs 26:4) Answer a fool according [Read More…]