Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Nobody with a good car needs to be justified."

-- excerpt from "Wise Blood"
It is more than usual to find the attitude among Catholics that since we possess the Truth in the Church, we can use this Truth directly as an instrument of judgment on any discipline at any time without regard for the nature of that discipline itself...The Catholic fiction writer, as fiction writer, will look for the will of God first in the laws and limitations of his art and will hope that if he obeys these, other blessings will be added to his work.

--Flannery quoted by John R. Traffas in 8/24/08  National Catholic Register (also here)