Thursday, March 22, 2012

Walker Percy, Prophet

"Our Catholic church here split into three pieces: (1) the American Catholic Church whose new Rome is Cicero, Illinois; (2) the Dutch schismatics who believe in relevance but not God; (3) the Roman Catholic remnant, a tiny scattered flock with no place to go.

"The American Catholic Church, which emphasizes property rights and the integrity of neighborhoods, retained the Latin mass and plays The Star-Spangled Banner at the elevation." -- Love in the Ruins

Aside from  The Star-Spangled Banner bit, he has here predicted the existence of fully 25 years in advance.

1 comment:

  1. He's the first author I've read that can hold a candle to Chesterton in the obscure genre of prophetic satire (in my opinion).


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