Flannery O’Connor’s Manhattan Memorial

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Flannery O'Connor

“I can with one eye squinted take it all as blessing.”

This week, Flannery O’Connor was inducted into the American Poets Corner at St. John the Divine parish, the “only shrine to American literature in the country.” Read more from The New Yorker here: Flannery O’Connor’s Manhattan Memorial

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The Catholic Artist Today

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Catholic poet, Dana Gioia, writes in First Things about the absence of  Catholics in the American fine arts.”The great and present danger to American literature is the growing homogeneity of our writers. . . Often raised in several places in no specific cultural or religious community, educated with no deep connection to a particular region, history, or tradition, and now employed mostly in academia, the American writer is becoming as standardized as the American car . . .  It is time to renovate and reoccupy our own tradition . . . ” Read it all here: The Catholic Writer Today

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