Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dorothy Sayers for our times

By Peter Mirus (bio - articles ) | Dec 07, 2006

Recently, I had the opportunity to read a biography of Dorothy Sayers by David Coomes. Here are two excerpts that I think you will enjoy.

Sayers of course could not write dully to save her life, and only she could have imbued with such swinging wit and bile the simple thesis that it wasn't dogma that made Christianity dull, but the Church's shameful neglect of it.

and

The play [Zeal for Thy House] dealt with issues applicable equally to artist and Christian: that God who grants artists their talents will not tolerate spiritual pride, and what happens to a man caught between the justice of God and the jealousy of man is one of life’s great imponderables, and that to achieve a great and godly work one should always employ a good architect who lives an immoral life rather than a poor architect who lives a blameless life.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,983 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,016.73
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Dec. 08, 2006 10:21 AM ET USA

    One of the great puzzlements of Catholic life - "Why aren't they excited?" is a question everyone privileged to preach sould ask themselves every day. Original Sin, redemption and "Life no longer ends in an astral cinder!" - What amazing thoughts !

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 2 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 7 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18