Thursday, May 25, 2017

If only bishops spoke like this

"St. Teresa of Avila" Francois Gerard (1770−1837)

From "The Life of Saint Teresa," by the saint herself:

I look upon it as a most certain truth, that the devil will never deceive, and that God will not suffer him to deceive, the soul which has no confidence whatever in itself; which is strong in faith, and resolved to undergo a thousand deaths for any one article of the creed; which in its love of the faith, infused of God once for all,  - a faith living and strong, - always labours, seeking for further light on this side and on that, to mould itself on the teaching of the Church, as one already deeply grounded in the truth.  No imaginable revelations, not even if it saw the heavens open, could make that soul swerve in any degree from the doctrine of the Church.  

St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Inigo Hicks Short Story!!

Lot and His Daughters, Jan Brueghel the Elder (17th Century)

“Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable…. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures.”

Readers will note the great extent to which Flannery O’Connor’s dictum has inspired Inigo Hicks’ new short story,”The Suburbs of Gomorrha”, in that the story not only contains much that is grotesque, perverse and unacceptable, but also a lot of shouting, as well as several large, and sometimes startling figures. 


Which doesn't mean it isn't funny.  Malcolm Muggeridge suggested that the fall of man was just the old bananaskin joke on a cosmic scale.  The humor in "The Suburbs of Gomorrha" belongs to the bananaskin genre.

“The Suburbs of Gomorrha” is affordably priced at just 99 cents (cheap) on Amazon Kindle. Where else can you get so much perversity (seen by the light of Christian faith), not to mention laughs, for less than a dollar?