Monday, December 05, 2005

Umberto Eco on Christmas

Umberto Eco has abandoned the Church, yet he obviously still has a deeply symbiotic relationship with it. The Name of the Rose alone testifies to his incredible and intimate knowledge of the inner life of the Catholic Church. And his reflection on Christmas, as always with his words, startles us into a new way of seeing the familiar (follow the link in the title of this entry). I also loved his dialog with Cardinal Martini of Milan some years ago.