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"I still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law — many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of."
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516
"Manalive"
published 1 June 2011 by Guest Author

Greetings, Watershed fans!

My name is Kevin O’Brien and I will be a new occasional blogger here at the Corpus Christi Watershed blog. I am the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated (www.thewordinc.org), an organization which evangelizes through drama. I will be writing here about “dramatic” subjects – mostly film reviews and various issues related to the renewal of Christian culture.

For starters, here’s a clip of a movie I’m in, “Manalive”, based on the novel by G. K. Chesterton. This is a very good clip of one of the central scenes in the movie. I play Professor Eames and Catholic author and blogger Mark Shea plays Innocent Smith. The movie will be coming out soon, and as you can see it will be a major salvo against the culture of death and despair.

Hope you enjoy it:

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