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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...

T. S. Eliot as Conservative Mentor - Roger Scruton

T. S. Eliot was indisputably the greatest poet writing in English in the twentieth century. He was also the most revolutionary Anglophone literary critic since Samuel Johnson, and the most influential religious thinker in the Anglican tradition since the Wesleyan movement.   Read more...

T.S. Eliot's Comedy - Father Dwight Longenecker

From his earliest years as a poet Eliot revered Dante, considering him to be the great master.   Read more...

Tampon in a teacup - Stefan Beck

Anyone seeking a little comic relief in the wake of Yale University’s alternately sickening and embarrassing "abortion as art" scandal need look no further than Terry Zwigoff’s 2006 comedy Art School Confidential.  Read more...

Tea and Christianity - Karen Anderson

Francis Xavier’s feast day is December 3. For those of us who love our afternoon tea, it is a feast we should well note. For the world's most civilized habit owes a huge debt of gratitude to Xavier and his Jesuit missionaries who traveled to Japan in 1549.  Read more...

Teaching Our civilization's 'great code' - Rex Murphy

Our literature, and much else in Western art, is saturated with the influence of The Bible — Old Testament and New.   Read more...

Ten perfect poems and one little brown man - Paul Johnson

It is said that when the British public is asked, ‘What is your favourite poem?’, the one chosen by most people is Kipling’s ‘If’.  Read more...

The "Extra" Synod Father: Raphael - Anthony Verdon

The reproduction of his "Disputation on the Sacrament" by Raphael has been placed in the hall of the synod on the Eucharist. Timothy Verdon, whom Benedict XVI has called to Rome as an expert consultant, explains why.  Read more...


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