“Obedience. The most thrilling word in the world; a very thunderclap of a word. Why do all these fools fancy that the soul is only free when it disagrees with the common command? Why should mere disagreement make us feel free? I know you are fond of dancing; do you want to dance to a different tune from your partner’s?…
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“It is presently de rigueur to claim that Catholicism thirty-odd years ago was repressive, hidebound and frightening, but I found in it great richness and an abundance of people who made me laugh.” Alice Thomas Ellis (b. 1932- d. 2005) from Serpent on the Rock, 1995 •2005 article from Crisis Magazine titled, Unexplained Laughter: The Life and Work of…