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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...

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...

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...

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Mitchell Kalpakgian

A miser gains but never gives. A moneylender gives in order to receive. A friend gives generously and gladly but never charges interest.  Read more...

Shakespeare's The Tempest - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Prospero's white magic is art, the art of parenting, ruling, teaching, and creating — the art of releasing potential, eliciting the best and highest in human nature.  Read more...

Shakespeare's King Lear - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Lear's failure to distinguish the florid rhetoric of flattery from just words of praise reveals also his inability to differentiate between quantity and quality.   Read more...

Shakespeare, the secret rebel - Robert Mason Lee

Does all of Shakespeare's work contain hidden, dissident, pro-Catholic content?  Read more...

Siegfried Sassoon: A Poet's Pilgrimage - Joseph Pearce

Siegfried Sassoon is arguably the greatest of the War Poets.  Read more...

Sigrid Undset on Saints and Sinners: An Introduction - Deal Hudson

Among Catholic writers there are more familiar names Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Georges Bernanos, Francois Mauriac, Flannery O'Connor - but Sigrid Undset belongs among them.  Read more...

Sigrid Undset's World - Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J.

What does it take to bring an undaunted religious perspective into the land of high literary culture? In Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) we have a Nobel laureate novelist who was mindful of all the main issues and whose medieval works have been making a comeback.  Read more...

Sigrid Undset: Catholic Viking - Stephen Sparrow

Compared to some of the big names of Catholic fiction, e.g. Evelyn Waugh or Graham Greene; Sigrid Undset is almost unknown: which is a perplexing state of affairs given that she wrote some of the greatest fiction of the 20th Century.  Read more...

Singing Lessons - Robert A. Skeris

It is a fact that liturgical music is an integral part of the liturgy itself, not merely a means to assist or enrich worship. It is worship itself, like color to a sunset, like thought to the mind. Sacred music is not like prayer; it is prayer. Sacred music raises the mind and heart to God, and not only to our neighbor.  Read more...


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