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Visiting cathedrals? Here are England’s top ten - Paul Johnson

Recently a friend from abroad, anxious to enrich himself from our past, asked me about the cathedrals. Which must he visit, which should he visit if he had time?  Read more...

Von Balthasar, Mozart and the Quest of Beauty - MARK FREER

Von Balthasar's was no purely theoretical preoccupation with beauty. The award in 1987 of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Prize in Innsbruck was the rounding off of a life whose secret passion had been music.  Read more...

Vox Clamantis in Deserto (A Voice Cries Out in the Desert) - Dan Doyle

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Waking Up Is Hard to Do - Thomas Howard

Walker Percy, like O'Connor and Waugh and a few others, has found a way to speak to the hard of hearing.  Read more...

Walker Percy: Diagnostician of the Modern Malaise - Carl E. Olson

I was first introduced to the writing of Walker Percy (1916-1990) several years ago and have been hooked ever since. The Moviegoer was the first book by Percy I read. It was also his first novel, the winner of the National Book Award in 1961.  Read more...

Walker Percy: Seer of the ‘Self’ - Stephen Sparrow

The December 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine carried an insightful self-interview with American novelist Walker Percy entitled "Questions They Never Asked Me" and it commenced with a rundown on his not inconsiderable list of personal aversions.  Read more...

Wanted: Good Men - Janet Smith

My dad died two years ago at the age of 88. He was, in many ways, a man typical of his generation. He was manly, responsible, dutiful and faithful.   Read more...

Waugh Revisited - JAMES HITCHCOCK

Perhaps rather than a Catholic novel Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited should be called a sacramental novel in a particular sense.  Read more...

We are not alone - Michael Coren

We read to know we are not alone. Which is something that Lewis, the great historians, Chesterton and a number of other great writers have been trying to tell us at different stages of our lives.   Read more...

Wendell Berry's Community - ANNE HUSTED BURLEIGH

Wendell Berry, novelist, essayist, poet, and farmer, is a central contributor to the growing renaissance of Christian culture.  Read more...

What did Jesus sing? - Geoffrey Clarfield

For 2,000 years, we didn’t know the answer. But now, musicology and ethnomusicology have given us some clues  Read more...

What I would do if I were a multibillionaire - Paul Johnson

There is nothing sinful in amassing wealth, provided it is done justly.  Read more...

What Makes Doctor Johnson Great? - Theodore Dalrymple

A friend of mine, Russian by birth but English by adoption, who speaks English more elegantly and eloquently than most native speakers, once asked me of what, precisely, the greatness of Doctor Johnson consisted.  Read more...

What Makes Norman Rockwell Possible? - Anthony Esolen

I must confess to an intellectual sin. I delight in the paintings of Norman Rockwell.  Read more...

What Use Is Literature? - Myron Magnet

Aristotle perhaps didn’t go far enough when he said that tragedy was more philosophic than history, concentrating as it does on what might be rather than merely on what had been.  Read more...

Whatever Happened to Palestrina? - Rev. Lawrence B. Porter

Though all the great European composers before the modern age worked at one time or another for the Catholic Church, it is arguable that Palestrina’s music, more than any other composer's, captures the sense of mystery and adoration characteristic of Catholic worship.  Read more...

When words come to life and evoke sounds, smells and images - Paul Johnson

Charles Lamb, writing to Joseph Hume at Christmas 1807 on the subject of ‘a certain turkey and a contingent plumb-pudding’, added, ‘I always spell plumb-pudding with a b, I think it reads fatter and more suetty’.  Read more...

Where religious freedom rings - George Weigel

New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral might be the most famous Catholic church in America, but Baltimore's old cathedral — the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to use its proper name — is indisputably the most historic.  Read more...

Who is my Neighbour? - Charles Colson

Many Hollywood films are frankly unfit for human consumption. But there are exceptions — films that treat important subjects and ideas in a way that a thinking Christian can affirm. Such a film opens tomorrow.  Read more...

Why Les Miserables still resonates - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Victor Hugo's 19th-century tale is a retelling of the Christian story of the first century. It tells the world its true story, which is why it endures, and returns again.  Read more...

Why do Heathens Make the Best Christian Films? - Thom Parham

Most films that successfully incorporate Christian themes are made by non-Christians. Thom Parham explains why in this essay from, Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film, and CultureRead more...

Why Harry Potter Goes Awry - Zenit

Reasonable Christian parents would not permit their children to read a series of enthralling books depicting likable young people involved in drug-dealing, or premarital sex, or torture. We would not give our children fiction in which a group of "good fornicators" struggled against a set of "bad fornicators." Why, then, have we accepted a set of books which glamorize and normalize occult activity, even though it is every bit as deadly to the soul as sexual sin, if not more so?  Read more...

Why Has the West Become Neopagan? - Michael D. O'Brien

Educators are rightly concerned that young people are not learning to enjoy reading. But in an effort to stimulate interest, they are introducing many books"of questionable merit, books which present to the young a neopagan world view.  Read more...

Why I Go For Walks: A Found Poem - Dan Doyle

Courtesy of Wendell Berry's essay, "The Work of Local Culture".  Read more...

Why it Matters What is Read in High School (Part I of II) - Russell Kirk

Until very recent years, civilized folk took it for granted that literature exists to form the normative consciousness: that is, to teach human beings their true nature, their dignity, and their rightful place in the scheme of things.  Read more...


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