Mansfield Fox

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"True Confessions of a Young Catholic"

I read Matthew Lickona's Swimming with Scapulars this morning, after awakening at the unholy (when one is on vacation) hour of 6:45am and being unable to get back to sleep. It's really quite amazing, an enjoyable and at times quite moving portrait of a post-conciliar lay Catholic life. Particularly note-worthy is the steely honestly with which Lickona assesses himself. Fitting, I suppose, for a spiritual memoir like this one, but still somewhat jarring in an age that admits everything and confesses nothing.

Anyway, more thoughts anon, once I've adequately digested the book.