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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...

The High Cost of Ignoring Beauty - Roger Scruton

People need beauty. In so many areas of modern life – in pop music, in television and cinema, in language and literature – beauty is being displaced by raucous and attention-grabbing clichés.   Read more...

The Hunger Games - Father Robert Barron

When I was a junior in high school, I read Shirley Jackson's great short story "The Lottery," and I will confess that her narrative still haunts me.   Read more...

The Iconographic Fiction and Christian Humanism of Flannery O’Connor - Vigen Guroian

Flannery O'Connor made it her task to show her readers that the world is surrounded by mystery and that the physical creation is itself an icon and a window into that mystery.  Read more...

The Image Top 100 Books of the Century - Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion

A central part of "Image's" mission is to showcase the wealth of "contemporary" writing that grapples in a serious way with religious faith. We hope that the following list offers but a glimpse of that wealth of talent this past century has seen.  Read more...

The Inescapability of the Gospel - Mark Shea

Even the enemies of the gospel already owe all that is best in their own ideologies and myths to Him.   Read more...

The Inklings: The Other Oxford Movement - Walter Hooper

The Oxford Movement began in 1833 under the leadership of John Keble, E.B.Pusey and John Henry Newman. Another movement which began in Oxford a century later and which has given us shelves of great books is that of The Inklings.  Read more...

The Iron in the Lady - Father George W. Rutler

Meryl Streep is not the star of the film, she is the film.   Read more...

The Kid With a Bike - Steven Greydanus

Here is a film that will break your heart, fill it with hope and challenge you to say Yes to God and to your neighbor, all at once.  Read more...

The Knight of Middle Earth - Stratford Caldecott

Inspired by the author's Catholic faith, J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels reflect the themes of chivalry, nobility and virtue.  Read more...

The Language of Beauty - part 4: Words and Things - Peter Kreeft

The relation between words and things is for Tolkien the opposite of what we think.  Read more...

The Language of Beauty - part 5: The Power of Names - Peter Kreeft

If things come to us in their names, then the power of things comes to us in the power of their names.   Read more...

The Lion King - John J. Miller

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is both a fantastic adventure story and a profound expression of Christian belief.   Read more...

The Logos of Sacred Music - Paul Jernberg

A composer tells us his approach in composing works that are fresh and new, while reflecting the timeless principles that constitute sacred music. Listen also to his beautiful newly composed Mass.   Read more...

The Long Conversion of Oscar Wilde - Andrew McCracken

Oscar Wilde is widely celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality, a sort of protomartyr for the cause of gay rights. The current celebration of Wilde as gay martyr is certainly one legitimate interpretation of his life, but it oversimplifies his complexity; indeed, it ignores the major movement of his life, a life that may also be seen as a long and difficult conversion to the Roman Catholic Church.  Read more...

The Making of The Exorcism of Emily Rose - Terry Mattingly

There are no scenes of spinning heads, projectile pea-soup vomiting, or levitating beds in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (opening September 9), starring Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Carpenter, and Campbell Scott.  Read more...

The Man Who Saved the Original Papers of St. John of the Cross - Joseph Pearce

It was March 1936. A series of anti-clerical riots swept through Toledo.  Read more...

The Mean Grace of Flannery O'Connor - Tod Worner

"All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful." - Flannery O'Connor  Read more...

The meanest flowers that blow - Paul Johnson

Sarah Raven comes of a botanising family.   Read more...

The Meaning of Monuments - Roger Scruton

Monuments commemorate the nation, raise it above the land on which it is planted, and express an idea of public duty and public achievement in which everyone can share.   Read more...

The Meaning of Work: A Found poem - Dan Doyle

Courtesy of Wendell Berry’s essay, “The Pleasure of Eating”.  Read more...


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