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Reading Sigrid Undset - CYNTHIA GRENIER

As this article describes, Undset's two greatest novels Kristin Lavransdatter and The Master of Hestviken detail the long, often difficult lifelong road of the two protagonists...  Read more...

Reading the Classics with C.S. Lewis - Lesley Rice

Ah, the good old days! If only I had been born earlier, when people like C.S. Lewis taught in the universities, when a Christian could be taken seriously as a scholar…  Read more...

Reasons For Hope From Hollywood - Barbara Nicolosi

The founder of Act One, a Christian scriptwriters group in Hollywood, gave an overview of the movie-and-television industry, and the hopes she sees for the Church in its mission of evangelization. Here is an excerpt of an address she gave at the Catholic University of Valencia in mid-May.  Read more...

Recommended Video Rentals For Summer Viewing - Barbara Nicolosi

Summertime generally means more time to spend hanging out with family and friends. Here’s a list of recent films now available on video or DVD that parents and kids can enjoy together and perhaps find what Joseph Conrad called “that measure of truth for which they had forgotten to ask.”  Read more...

Religious Vision and Free Will in Flannery O'Connor's Novel Wise Blood - Stephen Sparrow

Compared with the early music compositions of child prodigies like Mozart or Camille Saint-Saëns; the novel Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor, was an impressive literary feat.  Read more...

Richard Strauss: the Bavarian Joker in the Pack - Paul Johnson

Richard Strauss died 60 years ago this year. Not only is he one of my top ten favourite composers, he is also the one I would most like to be cast away with on an island so that I could pluck out the heart of his mystery.   Read more...

Robert Frost - Rev. George Rutler

I have a sharp picture of hurrying in the chill past a man 71 years older than I, with hair like mountains of snow. "You young fellas are always in a rush." He stopped me, and that is how I first met Robert Frost. I got to know that sing-song voice and do not remember him speaking any other way.  Read more...

Robert Hugh Benson's Come Rack! Come Rope! - Joseph Pearce

Robert Hugh Benson was born in 1871, the youngest son of E.W. Benson, a distinguished Anglican clergyman who counted the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, amongst his friends.  Read more...

Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses - Mitchell Kalpakgian

In this one of his most famous lines, Robert Louis Stevenson presents us with a metaphor of the child as a king and the world as his vast domain.   Read more...

Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island - William Edmund Fahey

You weren't expecting Treasure Island, were you?  Well, we never are and that is part of its beauty.  Read more...

Roy Campell: Bombast and Fire - Joseph Pearce

Roy Campbell was considered by many of his peers, most notably by T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Sitwell, as one of the finest poets of the 20th century. Why then, one wonders, is he not as well-known today as many lesser poets?  Read more...

Rudyard Kipling's "If–": A Lesson In Manhood - James P. Bernens

The last thing to be said about Kipling's "If—" is that it is an exhortation most needful to the present age — especially insofar as it is a piece of literature which has the power to stir consciences and embolden the spirit of a nation.  Read more...

Russia's Literary Patriot - George Jonas

As a writer, Solzhenitsyn combined the eye of a visual artist with the voice of an Old Testament prophet.  Read more...

Sacred Art, Scripture and Faith - Edward Pentin

The use of art as a bridge to Scripture and faith was one of the more fascinating subjects discussed at the October Synod of Bishops on the Bible.  Read more...

Saint Batman? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Heath Ledger is mesmerizing in The Dark Knight, the latest Batman film.   Read more...

Satan: A Tapeworm - John Zmirak

There's plenty of buzz about the upcoming Anthony Hopkins film The Rite, which tells me that, somewhere, some publicist is going to keep his job.  Read more...

Schubert is needed now more than ever - Roger Scruton

The composer's musical legacy contains more consolation for our loneliness than any other human creation.  Read more...

SDG's Top Films of 2013 - Steven Greydanus

Themes of hope, survival and faith in a year of big-screen trauma.  Read more...

Seldom Seen on The Silver Screen - John Prizer

Even secular scholars agree that the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the defining moments of history. Yet cinematic recreations of the incident are strikingly few and far between.  Read more...

Sex and Violence — Not all Bad - Rabbi Daniel Lapin

It is fashionable to denounce the sex and violence that saturates American entertainment. Instead of condemning the supply perhaps we should examine why people demand this commodity.  Read more...

Shakespeare Good and Great - Michael Platt

Among the good authors in John Senior's list of the thousand good books Shakespeare stands out.  Read more...

Shakespeare Scholars Say the Bard was Catholic? - PAUL BURNELL

An international gathering of scholars this summer examined the theory that playwright and poet William Shakespeare was a secret Catholic.  Read more...

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Human problems lend themselves to many solutions, some of them with an oppressive heavy-hand and others with a gentle touch.   Read more...

Shakespeare's Hamlet - Mitchell Kalpakgian

In the cosmic struggle between good and evil, Shakespeare presents the relentless conflict between two philosophies that shape the human condition.   Read more...

Shakespeare's MacBeth - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Macbeth portrays the agony of a man's soul in the throes of temptation as he hears the voices of the witches and the voice of Lady Macbeth luring him to commit murder to gain the power of kingship.   Read more...


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