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Dostoyevsky, my Best Ever Confession, and Getting Sin Right

Of all the sacramental confessions I have done in my three years of Catholicism, I’ve only been complimented on one. I stepped into the confessional, stomach churning as usual, breathing hard under the weight of guilt. Kneeling down in the soft darkness, I took a deep breath, and began: “Bless me, Father, for I have … Continue reading Dostoyevsky, my Best Ever Confession, and Getting Sin Right

No Net Ensnares Me: Jane Eyre and Religious Life

There is no book I have loved so long, faithfully, and fruitfully as Jane Eyre. It’s even more inspiring than fantasy, because it’s a story of ordinary life which is always teetering into the otherworldly and supernatural, leaving the reader restless in the dully material world and longing for something more. It’s seething with desolate … Continue reading No Net Ensnares Me: Jane Eyre and Religious Life