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The (Mis)Guided Dream of Graham Greene - Robert Royal

Graham Greene was a Catholic novelist of considerable spiritual insight whose own unfortunate life-style ultimately weakened his art.  Read more...

The 2002 Year in Movies Review - Steven Greydanus

It was a better year for families at the movies than in quite some time. There were more worthwhile family flicks in 2002 than in the previous two years combined and 2002 was a remarkable movie year for religion.  Read more...

The Academy vs. the Humanities - Sir Frank Kermode

AS a retired professor of English who now and again returns to teaching, I am aware that the work I try to do with my students has less and less in common with what is going on in adjacent classrooms. I regret being out of step, but it is too late to break the habits of a lifetime, and in any case I cannot believe that they are bad habits.  Read more...

The Art of Flannery O’Connor - Carl Olson

Flannery O’Connor was an extraordinary author and a Catholic artist of profound depth and insight. Evidence for O’Connor’s uniqueness is found in how popular her work has become among people who know little or nothing about grace, the sacraments, and the Incarnation — realities that are central to stories filled with backwoods preachers, murderous ramblers, and tormented souls.  Read more...

The Best Films of 2011 - Steven D. Greydanus

2011 was a good year for film, and particularly for depictions of faith in film - but not in the Hollywood mainstream on either count.  Read more...

The best thing ever written about music in our language - Paul Johnson

If I had a teenage child with a passion for serious music, I would not hesitate to give him or her Essays in Musical Analysis by Donald Francis Tovey.   Read more...

The Bible: Series Premier - Troy Anderson

In his youth, four-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett saw the Bible as an angry God's strict rule book. But in time, Burnett, the producer of Survivor and The Celebrity Apprentice, and his wife, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey, begin to understand the Scriptures as a love story.  Read more...

The Books of Michael O'Brien - Ellen M. Rice

Whatever I am reading, whether fiction or fact, lowbrow or highbrow, it must take a back seat if I find a new Michael O'Brien novel. For some reason, his books are addictive.  Read more...

The Catholic Bard - Clare Asquith

Ever since a seventeenth-century Protestant clergyman, Richard Davies, remarked that "William Shakespeare dyed a papist," Shakespeare's religion has been a thorny subject for scholars and biographers.  Read more...

The Catholic Vision of Frank Capra - Maria Elena de las Carreras Kuntz

The career of Frank Capra coincided with the golden age of Hollywood, and many of his films are recognized as classics. Still, most critics seem not to have noticed that Capra's work reflects a profoundly Catholic vision of reality, a vision framed by the Sermon on the Mount.  Read more...

The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky - RALPH MCINERNY

In his novels, Dostoevsky brings out the truth that those who "kill" God also kill man and that man without God cannot remain free.  Read more...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Thanks no doubt to the guiding hand of Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham (himself a well-known evangelical), the script keeps the faith. Yet the message does not overpower the story (despite Tolkien's fears), but rather hits the very target Lewis intended.  Read more...

The Civil War Returns - Bill Kauffman

Mr. Lincoln said he liked his speeches short and sweet, so here it is: The new Warner Brothers picture "Gods and Generals" is not only the finest movie ever made about the Civil War, it is also the best American historical film. Period.  Read more...

The Decline and Renewal of Christian Art - Michael D. O'Brien

Why the disappearance of the Christian artist in seemingly benevolent states? Surely this phenomenon points to the deadening of spritual faculties in any materialist society, including our own.  Read more...

The Efficacy of “No” - Elizabeth Scalia

A few years ago, a neighbor and I were wending our way through a small gallery featuring the work of local artists, when we were stopped in our tracks by a large canvas, or board, from which hung a dozen one-gallon freezer bags containing colorful liquids purporting to be health and beauty products: shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene stuffs.  Read more...

The everyman tenor - Father Raymond de Souza

Il Maestro è morto.  Read more...

The Fountainhead of Bedford Falls - Joe Carter

Frank Capra and Ayn Rand are two names not often mentioned together.   Read more...

The Future of the European Past - Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball

The dazzling accomplishments of Western science and modern capitalism have made us vastly richer with an unparalleled degree of personal and political liberty, yet the moral and cultural achievements of European civilization-the very achievements that underwrite our prosperity and give meaning and purpose to our liberty-are everywhere under attack.  Read more...

The Genius of John Henry Newman - a review - Father George W. Rutler

Genius is not a rhetorical convention when applied to John Henry Newman,  Read more...

The gentleman from Scotland - Ian Hunter

The most celebrated biography in the English language, the standard for judging subsequent biographies, was published on this day (May 16) in 1791.   Read more...

The Gentlemanly Art of the Insult - George Weigel

One of the (many) signs of our cultural decline is that verbal insults, these days, are almost invariably scatological or sexual, provoking a blizzard of asterisks whenever A wants to put the smackdown on B. Once upon a time, it was not so.   Read more...

The Glory of Being Shut Up - Marc Barnes

We have lost our awareness of the power of Place to shut us up.  Read more...

The Gothic Cathedral - Émile Mâle

On entering the cathedral it is the sublimity of the great vertical lines which first affects the soul. The nave at Amiens gives an inevitable sense of purification, for by its very beauty the great church acts as a sacrament. Here again it is an image of the world.  Read more...

The Greatest Gift - Charles Colson

In 1974, 14-year-old Rod Bennett was sitting before a television set, mesmerized by an old black-and-white film called It’s a Wonderful LifeRead more...

The Happiness of Willa Cather - MICHAEL PLATT

If a Christian were asked to point to the books in American literature that portray a good Christian - someone of whom one might say, "yes, that is a portrait; that is the sort of soul I aspire to be" - there are no better portraits than those in the novels of Willa Cather, and few competitors.  Read more...


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