Monday, February 11, 2008


It's nice to see that has returned refreshed and renewed. If you're not familiar with the site, here is a brief description from publisher/editor Angelo Matera:

In a post-modern world caught between the irrational certainties of religious fanatics and the dictatorship of “whatever” relativism, GodSpy tries to offer an alternative—a Catholic vision that shows it’s possible both to believe and think critically, to stand firm and remain open to reality, to live by moral absolutes and love unconditionally.

To reach the most skeptical, Godspy emphasizes Catholic thinkers and writers who are most credible to secular audiences, artists who can convincingly show that truth, beauty and goodness are compatible with mystery, freedom and desire. We try to showcase nonfiction writing that fulfills what the acclaimed Catholic fiction writer Flannery O’Connor once said: "there is no reason why fixed dogma should fix anything that the writer sees in the world . . . dogma is an instrument for penetrating reality.”

In the end, what we’re trying to do is illustrate, however imperfectly, what Pope Benedict XVI explained in his encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) : that salvation doesn’t require an escape from our humanity—it runs right through it.

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