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Sunday, 20 November 2005

Catholic Roots

No matter how hard I have tried, I find that I am very Catholic in my core. It’s like Robertson Davies book What’s Bread in the Bone will out in the flesh. I was raised Catholic and have through the years spend differing amounts of time away from the church. Yet I always return. I am by no way saying the Catholic church has all the answers, but there is something in it’s traditions and diversity that always draw me home.

I find the same in my readings, I return to certain authors again and again. Both in my fiction reading and in my spiritual readings; for fiction I return to Thomas Hardy, Robertson Davies, Robert A. Heinlein and Madeleine L’Engle. For Catholic authors I return again and again to Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Scott Hahn, Michael W. Higgins and Andrew M. Greeley. And for Christian authors I am drawn to C.S. Lewis, John Eldredge, Dallas Willard and many others.

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