That’s a compliment, not an insult. We’re delighted to welcome all of you who are coming from Marc Barnes’s BadCatholic blog. Some of you may already be familiar with Dappled Things, but for those who are not, we want to point out some things that will help you know us better. Dappled Things is the only English-language Catholic journal in print today that not only features intelligent commentary on contemporary culture, but is actually engaged in the production of culture by publishing creative work that is informed and inspired by the Church’s tradition. We publish short stories, poetry, plays, interviews, and articles on any number of issues. Here’s a sampling of pieces published in previous editions that we invite you to check out:
- “On Truth and Trade: Economics and the Catholic Vision of the Good Life,” an enlightening exchange between a Catholic capitalist and a Catholic distributist;
- “Tulips for Elsie,” a poem by Jonathan Potter where the fact of our mortality makes beauty and sadness meet;
- “Old Grace and New Beauty,” a short story by Julie McGurn that explores the true nature of love;
- “Coming Awake in Love,” and interview with Heather King on on the struggle for holiness and the writing of Shirt of Flame: My Year with St. Therese of Lisieux;
- “Sacred Places,” a special feature from our fifth anniversary edition featuring Joseph Pearce, David Clayton, Fr. James V. Schall, Duncan Stroik, Joseph Bottum, and Dappled Things president Bernardo Aparicio García;
- “The Age of Faith and Reason,” a must-read article on the relationship between science and Christianity by award-winning science fiction novelist Michael Flynn;
- “Naming Sin,” an essay by Fr. Damian Ference on Flannery O’Connor’s mark on Bruce Springsteen;
- not to mention the art of Carl Schmitt, Naomi Arielle, Doug Weaver, Andrew Wilson Smith, and many more!
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