Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New Article in Homiletics and Pastoral Review

Here is a summary from their web page:
GREAT CATHOLIC WRITERS…The twentieth century was graced with many outstanding Catholic writers like Chesterton, Belloc, Ronald Knox, Flannery O’Connor and Tolkien, to name just a few. There was an immense flowering of Catholic writers between 1920 and 1960—roughly from World War I to Vatican II. What is it that makes a truly Catholic writer? In this issue Dr. Robert F. Gotcher asks that question and also gives an answer. According to his analysis, a truly great Catholic writer must be immersed in the following: 1) Scripture, 2) Latin, 3) St. Thomas Aquinas, 4) liturgy, and 5) two thousand years of Catholic cultural history. In addition the great writers, for the most part, had a personal devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, since she is the perfect model of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

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