Tag Archives: southern gothic

Finding Flannery O’Connor

Like many who enter the Catholic Church in America, I went through a phase in my journey which was all EWTN all the time.  Whatever flaws there may be in the administration of EWTN at the present moment, they still … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Faith, Flannery O'Connor, Pious Indulgences | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Flannery’s Feast Day

MARY FLANNERY O’CONNOR (25 March 1925 – 03 August 1964) Of old only the pagans celebrated birthdays.  Christians celebrated their true birthdays, the day of their death, the day a saint enters into the eternal Kingdom of God.  On this … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Faith, Flannery O'Connor | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parker’s Back and the Buddy Christ Theodicy

Parker’s Back is one of Flannery O’Connor’s funniest short stories. It also happens to be one of the few that doesn’t end in tragedy.  Despite this, the implications of Parker’s Back are of the utmost importance.  It is the story … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Flannery O'Connor, Pious Indulgences | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment