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Dorothy Sayers for our times

By Peter Mirus (bio - articles - email) | 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.

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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.

Peter Mirus is a business, marketing and technology consultant who serves as a guiding member of the Trinity Communications Board of Directors. He has served as director of design and/or application development for many key Catholic projects since 1993, assisting such organizations as EWTN, the Knights of Columbus, and the March for Life. A specialist in non-profit organizations, he continues to work regularly on the design mission of CatholicCulture.org.
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  • Posted by: susankaness7451 - Aug. 05, 2010 11:32 PM ET USA

    Many Americans are angry about being ignored by those in charge. I feel the same about our church right now. Why have pro-abortion Knights been honored? Why hasn't anyone called them on this? It's hard to hear an Archbishop call the KofC to do what they should do but have not done. I watched the recitation of the millions that have been donated to many causes. That's laudable. But donating that money doesn't buy the right to ignore behavior of those who support the taking of life.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 05, 2010 8:18 AM ET USA

    If the KofC's were to be "Champions of new evangelization",wouldn't that make them more Catholic than the U.S. bishops? They can't have that now, can they?

  • Posted by: Contrary1995 - Aug. 04, 2010 7:55 PM ET USA

    Diogenes: The theme of the New Evangelization is not original with Pope Benedict. It belongs to the same man who turned the tide on Jadot episcopal appointments. Here's a hint: he was Polish.