What Is This?

No, seriously. What is this? Some sort of blog?

Indeed, it is! Unpleasant Accents is the collaborative effort of an incorrigible band of malcontents a group of friends whose shared passion is their love for Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of unique perspectives, because a truly Catholic blog is also catholic in the breadth of the voices it features. We have been featured at Dappled ThingsThe American Conservative and GetReligion. We are converts, reverts and cradle Jesus freaks. [Editor's Note: We prefer the term, "Fools for Christ".] We have all travelled along different paths, but we all are, God willing, headed in the same direction as Jesus, the only Way, Truth and Life.

(SNIFFLES) Wow. That was beautiful. Anyway, who started this thing?

That would be Damian. You can read more about him and our other superfine contributors on the "Who Are You?" page.

Cool. One last question: What's with the name, "Unpleasant Accents"? Do you all sound like chain smokers or something?

We should certainly hope not! [Editor's Note: Not that we don't welcome our readers who do smoke. But seriously, you should try to quit.] The name of our blog actually comes from a famous line in Evelyn Waugh's novel, Brideshead Revisited. In it, the character Cousin Jasper cautions, "Beware of the Anglo-Catholics — they're all sodomites with unpleasant accents."

As our humble curator is himself an Anglo-Catholic, he found this quote particularly amusing, and the title is also a bit self-deprecating. Rest assured, none of the voices here is unpleasant in the least.

Awesome! So, does that mean Damian is—

No, it does not. Although, he does have friends named Mark, Rick and Steve, but he is agnostic on track lighting. Also, you already used up your last question. Good day, sir (or madam)!


We said good day!