Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Spot on …

… A Letter to Father Pavone - Crisis Magazine.

What some radical Catholic writers like Leon Bloy and Bernanos meant by the term bien-pensantwould apply to some middle-class Catholics in America who are much more middle class than Catholics. Radical statements rock the boat, and you were unfortunately exceptionally good at a religious form of épater les bourgeois—upsetting the self-righteous and complacent who don’t want their religion to get in the way of their careers or their social relationships. 

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