Until very recently This website has been strictly limited to matters related to the writings of James Joyce. Today, we’ll provide some space for another writer most Catholic and most Irish. Just as Joyce was misinterpreted by Catholics and not a resident of Ireland, Mary Flannery O’Connor, as a “hillbilly Thomist,” was mistrusted and misconstrued by Catholics. She too was a product of the Irish diaspora. Joyce’s star continues to rise. O’Connor’s is more cloaked in misunderstanding today than ever before.