Flannery O’Connor and the Overwhelming Power of Grace

“Sometimes God gives you a sign, sometimes BILLBOARDS!” Flannery O’Connor’s over-the-top weird characters are just her way of trying to get your attention.Continue readingFlannery O’Connor and the Overwhelming Power of Grace

My Friend, Mary Flannery

I’ve always felt a kinship with Flannery O’Connor. I hope to meet her in heaven, but until then I’ll read what she wrote, and biographies that others have written about her.Continue readingMy Friend, Mary Flannery

Learn to Read Intelligently, Even When You Are Out of Your Depth

Check out my new blog on Catholic Social teaching, where I demonstrate a 4-step method of understanding almost anything you read.Continue readingLearn to Read Intelligently, Even When You Are Out of Your Depth

UPDATE on Year of Faith Reading Project

I have launched a new site for the Year of Faith Reading Project I mentioned in a recent post. Now if you click the tab at the top of this page, you will automatically be redirected to the new…Continue readingUPDATE on Year of Faith Reading Project

New Reading Project for the Year of Faith

My idea for the Year of Faith: read the documents upon which Catholic social doctrine is founded, starting with Rerum Novarum. This will remind us of how our faith can inform the way we interact with the world.Continue readingNew Reading Project for the Year of Faith

Review: Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Début

Catholic Philosopher Chick asks the question: can a woman be feminine and respected for her intelligence, too?Continue readingReview: Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Début

From Book to Screen: Filmmaker Beware

A good screen adaptation of a literary work should convey the author’s intention, not the movie maker’s. Continue readingFrom Book to Screen: Filmmaker Beware