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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...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes - Sean Fitzpatrick

The greatest mystery of the Sherlock Holmes stories is, without doubt, Sherlock Holmes himself.   Read more...

Skellig Michael - Dan Doyle

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Society at Sea: A Reflection on Civility - Anne Morse

I am relaxing on a teak chair on the promenade deck of a luxurious cruise ship, a drink in one hand, a paperback in the other. An elegant new hat is keeping the late afternoon sun out of my eyes.  Read more...

Some Pig, Some Book - Anthony Esolen

A sense of such joy, mingled with wistfulness, is the charm of Michael Sims's splendid The Story of Charlotte's Web.   Read more...

Some Thoughts on the Harry Potter Series - Michael D. O'Brien

There is currently a strong controversy raging over J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Because I have six children of my own, all of them avid readers with an interest in fantasy literature, I have followed it closely.  Read more...

Some Thoughts While Looking at the Indecipherable Writing of Thomas Aquinas - Father Robert Barron

I have seen many beautiful things in Rome, but I can honestly say that those pages of Aquinas were the most striking, memorable, and yes, beautiful things I have ever seen in the Eternal City.  Read more...

Songs for Hard Times - Terry Mattingly

The powers that be made sure the Country Music Association Awards started with fireworks, red-white-and-blue streamers and star-spangled guitars. But it was Alan Jackson who stopped the show with a post-Sept. 11 anthem that had the faithful drying their eyes.  Read more...

Soul Music - Roger Scruton

How we describe pop music proves that we find moral significance in music. How do we tell what music we should and should not encourage?  Read more...

Spiderman’s Gift - Sean Murphy

In the midst of the scandals that have broken in the United States, Spiderman has a timely message; with authority and power come responsibility. From those to whom much has been given, it is written, much will be expected — and not just by anguished laity, outraged media and determined attorneys general.  Read more...

Spiritual Geography - Joseph Bottum

The desert, Balzac once declared, holds everything and nothing – for God is there, and man is not.   Read more...

St. Augustine and His Mother - St. Augustine

As the day now approached on which she was to depart this life (which day Thou knewst, we did not), it fell out - Thou, as I believe, by Thy secret ways arranging it — that she and I stood alone, leaning in a certain window, from which the garden of the house we occupied at Ostia could be seen; at which place, removed from the crowd, we were resting ourselves for the voyage, after the fatigues of a long journey.  Read more...

St. Odd?: The Catholics Who Love Dean Koontz - Tim Drake

Although he’s a multi-million, best-selling author, he doesn’t do book tours, skips flying, avoids writers’ conferences and rarely gives interviews. In some ways he mirrors Odd Thomas. He’s humble, self-deprecating, has confronted evil and lived to tell the tale and has an eye for the supernatural.  Read more...

St. Peter's, Warts and All - Elizabeth Lev

Sadly, many people who don't know the name of the present Pope turn out to be quite well versed in the more scandalous papacies of centuries past. Yet that same mentality that takes a gossip magazine as seriously as a history text, never fails to be taken aback by the number of people thronging St. Peter's Square today, traveling thousands of miles to see the Successor of St. Peter.  Read more...

Star Wars Culture - Terry Mattingly

While tweaking the original Star Wars movie for re-release, director George Lucas decided that he needed to clarify the status of pilot Han Solo's soul.  Read more...

Steady As She Goes - Theodore Dalrymple

The relation of language to thought has long been a philosophical puzzle, one to which no universally accepted answer has yet been given.   Read more...

Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' - Steven D. Greydanus

If The Adventures of Tintin harkens back to Spielberg’s Raiders for inspiration, one could look for precedents for War Horse in E.T. and Saving Private RyanRead more...

Suggested Reading - Children's Literature - Michael D. O'Brien

The books listed here will help make clear what it is that good literature is meant to do and why what so often passes for literature these days fails to live up to that high calling.  Read more...

Summer Sleepers - John Prizer

Committed Christians should take a step back before going with the flow of summer movies. Even though this pop-culture carnival is designed primarily to entertain, the values propagated by many of its products can be toxic. If you’re willing to look beyond the Hollywood hype machine, you can find smaller, lower-budget films that are equally involving but don’t depend on celebrity superstars, state-of-the-art special effects or the exploitation of sex and violence to hold your attention.  Read more...


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