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The Wonderful Adventures of Tintin - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Skeptics can rest easy: This film does Tintin justice.  Read more...

The world's oldest Bible now available online - Pamela Luther

As of today, the earliest copy of the Bible is now online.  Read more...

The World’s Story vs. A Fable for Our Age - Tim Drake

Every age has its story — a story that gets read and re-read, told and re-told ; a story that helps to define the age.  Read more...

There's a Stranger in Your House - JERRY MCGUIRE

There's a stranger in your house. On average, every day that stranger talks to our children more than most parents do in a month. We allow the stranger to teach them things and use language for which we would have a real stranger arrested.  Read more...

There’s plenty of goodies yet in the English word-factory - Paul Johnson

The most overused word this autumn has been 'crunch' in the sense of 'crisis', as in the phrase 'credit crunch'.   Read more...

Thomas Hughes’ Tom Brown’s School Days - Mitchell Kalpakgian

A heartwarming, charming story of a typical English boy's life at Dr. Arnold's famous Rugby school renowned for its ethic of "muscular Christianity, this classic (1857) depicts the old world ideals of "merry old England" captured in the customs of rural villages and transmitted at Rugby.   Read more...

Time raises Longfellow, like Lazarus, from the dead - Paul Johnson

It is good news that Longfellow is at last enjoying a revival, happily coinciding this year with the 200th anniversary of his birth. He is far and away America’s greatest poet.  Read more...

Tolkien and Rowling: Common Ground? - Michael O'Brien/Sandra Miesel

Michael O’Brien’s sweeping and popular critique of the Harry Potter books is criticized in a letter to Catholic World Report by Sandra Miesel of Indianapolis. O’Brien’s response follows.  Read more...

Tolkien: Man and Myth - book review - DANIEL KENNELLY

While few writers and few books have inspired such extremes of opinion as Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the book remains an enormous popular success.  Read more...

Tongue-twister Shakespeare - Seth Lerer

A new book traces the origins of English—from the Anglo-Saxons to Eminem. In the excerpt below, the author explains how Shakespeare stretched English to its outer limits.  Read more...

Toward the First Great Renaissance Carolingian and Romanesque Church Architecture - Michael Rose

Charlemagne, King of the Franks, regarded the restoration of the West as both a spiritual and a political duty. He set about to revive the traditions of ancient Rome in light of the universal call to recognize Christ as the center of the new emerging culture. This, the beginning of the first great Renaissance in Christendom, found expression in architecture.  Read more...

Transport: Seeing With a Myriad of Eyes - William Kilpatrick, Gregory Wolfe, and Suzanne M. Wolfe

Like travel books broaden the mind. They give us a bigger picture of the world and its inhabitants. One result is that we become better judges of character. By meeting certain character types in stories we are better prepared for the day when we will meet that type in person.  Read more...

True love — and sacrifice - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The 50th edition of the New York Film Festival honoured two movies that are not the usual avant garde festival fare.   Read more...

Trust Your Feelings…Darth? - Terry Mattingly

No wonder Anakin Skywalker seems so confused. Every time the Jedi apprentice turns around, a spiritual master tells him to trust his feelings, search his feelings or follow his feelings. Trouble is, the young super-warrior in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is a tornado of feelings. He feels love. He feels hate, ambition, desire, frustration, fear and fury.  Read more...

Truth and Beauty - Father George William Rutler

Art is not merely an option for the Christian.  Read more...

Turning visitors into pilgrims - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The new Saint Peter’s Basilica is 500 years old this year — or more specifically, it is five centuries since the cornerstone was laid.  Read more...

Twenty-four Questions on Sacred Music - Church Music Association of America

Q: What is sacred music?  Read more...

Tzaddiks, Fathers, and Sons - George Weigel

On a recent day off occasioned by some evil thing fastening upon me and laying me temporarily low, I re-read Chaim Potok's two wonderful novels, The Chosen and The Promise, the pleasures of which happily compensated for my indisposition.  Read more...

Uncle Tom's Victory - Phillip E. Johnson

Today, hardly anybody reads "Uncle Tom’s Cabin", probably because the book has picked up a reputation as a cliché-ridden anti-slavery potboiler rather than as the moving story of faith and courage it truly is. Another reason for the neglect of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" is that it is written with a profoundly Christian sensibility.  Read more...

Under the Radar - Ben Wattenberg

New. Newer. Newest. Shocking, More Shocking, Most Shocking. Shocking-est. Abstract. Super-abstract. If you went by the headlines, you'd think that this is all there is to contemporary art. But it's not. We'll show you another side of today's art scene in our Think Tank Special, "Art Under the Radar".  Read more...

Velázquez: the high, the devastating price of snobbery - Paul Johnson

The Velázquez show at the National Gallery has reminded me that art history is not only about what was, and what is, but what might have been.  Read more...

Videos Capture the Places Where Jesus Walked - Zenit

Steve Ray isn't just a tourist when he travels to the Holy Land and elsewhere in the Mideast.  Read more...

Vigilance, Paranoia, and Uncle Walt - Michael D. O'Brien

Michael O'Brien reviews all the major Disney films in terms of the moral lessons they teach our children. While some of the early films are quite good, more recent Disney remakes of the timeless classics tend to trivialize the characters and strip the tales of their original moral content.  Read more...

Virtuous and Vicious Drinking - Roger Scruton

Current concerns over "binge drinking" — by which is meant the habit of drinking large quantities of alcohol with the intention of getting drunk without the benefit of improving conversation — have brought into focus the great difference between virtuous and vicious drinking.  Read more...

Vision and Virtue - William Kilpatrick

Most cultures have recognized that morality, religion, story, and myth are bound together in some vital way, and that to sever the connections among them leaves us not with strong and independent ethical principles but with weak and unprotected ones.  Read more...


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