Flannery O'Connor had no intention of writing "Catholic novels" or "Catholic stories." Rather, she wanted to write good novels and good stories, and she trusted that if she was a good Catholic, her worldview would manifest itself in her work. O'Connor professed, "I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in relation to that." In other words, O'Connor was not interested in writing stories about parish priests, Marian apparitions, or Catholic boarding schools. Such topics might be easier to digest for the average Catholic reader, but O'Connor was convinced that the average Catholic reader was far below average, and she wasn't just writing for Catholics. She observed, "It is popular to suppose that anyone who can read the telephone book can read a short story or a novel." O'Connor wrote stories which, at their core, all deal with the fallen nature of humanity and our need for a Savior, and the majority of her readers didn't believe in God, sin or redemption. O'Connor herself said that every one of her stories contains a moment when grace is offered to a fallen character, although it is usually rejected.