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A note on humanism - David Warren

One of the most aggravating abuses of the English language is the use of the word "humanist" to mean "godless."   Read more...

A Passion of Violence and Love - Zenit

On the set much more happened than what is known; much will remain in the secret of consciences: conversions, apparitions of mysterious personages, extraordinary explosions of energy, enigmatic figures who knelt down as the extraordinary Caviezel-Jesus passed by, even two flashes of lightning, one of which struck the cross, but did not hurt anyone.  Read more...

A Piece of Chalk - G.K. Chesterton

I remember one splendid morning, all blue and silver, in the summer holidays when I reluctantly tore myself away from the task of doing nothing in particular, and put on a hat of some sort and picked up a walking-stick, and put six very bright-coloured chalks in my pocket.  Read more...

A Piero Without Peer - Karen Wilkin

'The Legend of the True Cross' is visible in Arezzo again.  Read more...

A Religion for Heroes: Gods and Generals - Chuck Colson

It's easy to take shots at major Hollywood studios. So much of what they produce is trash. But sometimes even major studios come up with something great.  Read more...

A Return to Grace - Catesby Leigh

As a designer, lecturer and founding editor of the journal Sacred Architecture, Duncan Stroik has labored long and hard to reconnect Catholic artistic patronage with its ancient heritage.  Read more...

A Rose Among Thorns - Albert Louis Zambone

In A Cry of Stone, the fifth novel in the series Children of the Last Days, Michael O'Brien has done his best work yet. This is a remarkable book.  Read more...

A Salute to Jacques Maritain - MICHAEL NOVAK

As in the nineteenth century so in the twentieth, a number of laymen and women have appeared in the firmament of intellect and the arts to place the entire body of Christians in their debt.  Read more...

A Secular Apocalypse: A review of the movie 2012 - Father Robert Barron

A wise professor of mine, Msgr. Robert Sokolowski, once commented that, with the rise of Protestantism and modernity, an integrated Catholicism blew up and its twisted pieces now litter the contemporary intellectual landscape.   Read more...

A Summer With Virgil - Bruce Thornton

From Homer’s Iliad to Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, these five classics make for sublime and delightful beach reading.  Read more...

A symbol of decline - Barbara Kay

London’s Trafalgar Square is dominated by a monument, set on a 156-foot column, of Britain’s greatest naval hero, Horatio, Lord Nelson.  Read more...

A Testament of Faith - Mary Tompkins Lewis

Countless leaves and images of extraordinary sophistication from the Book of Kells defy even the most capricious explications, and led the 13th-century historian Giraldus Cambrensis to famously pronounce the manuscript "the work, not of men, but of angels."   Read more...

A Village Called Wakefield: When Western Culture was Catholic - Anthony Esolen

In 1215, to celebrate the resolution of a controversy regarding Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, Pope Innocent III declared a new holiday: Corpus Christi. What happened then should astonish us.  Read more...

A Vision of Painting - Donna Suprenant

To create a work of art is about discipline and struggle, tussling with limitations and inner visions that defy execution. As in the spiritual life, to embark on such a journey is to enter a battle.   Read more...

About Last Night - HELEN ALVARE

In shedding its powerful light on the relationship between our sexual selves and the rest of our lives, Sigrid Undset's great novel Kristin Lavransdatter reveals the nature of virtue and inspires us to want to live more virtuous lives.  Read more...

Abstract Language vs. the Incarnate Word - Joyce Little

I think it only fair to give an example of a sentence that is truly Catholic. And I am going to turn to a real expert on the subject, Walker Percy. He was a Catholic who knew what the Catholic faith is. He was a novelist who knew what words are all about.   Read more...

Adorably "WALL-E" - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Pixar's latest creation may not be a favorite for the younger generation, but may attract an older audience.  Read more...

Against All Evidence - Julia Thompson

Henry Poole is Here, directed by Mark Pellington, is a down-to-earth, quirky little movie that deals with the momentous, controversial subject of miracles.   Read more...

Against Eternal Youth - Frederica Mathewes-Green

I’m a fan of old movies, the black-and-whites from the 1930s and 1940s, in part because of what they reveal about how American culture has changed. The adults in these films carry themselves differently.  Read more...

American Literature: Our Own Neglected Canon - Elizabeth Kantor

One notable thing about American literature is that, for such a big country, we’ve specialized in small literature.  Read more...

An Emotional Stimulus to Piety - Michael S. Rose

By the time St. Peter's Basilica was completed — during the reign of Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) — the Catholic Counter-Reformation had inspired a new architectural expression which, while grounded in the Classicism of the Renaissance, was rightly understood as revolutionary in many respects.  Read more...

An Hour and a Lifetime with C.S. Lewis - Thomas Howard

Carl E. Olson recently interviewed Thomas Howard about his friend C. S. Lewis and the approaching release of the cinematic adaptation of Lewis’s famed Chronicles of NarniaRead more...

An Idiot's Guide to Square Notes - Arlene Oost-Zinner and Jeffrey Tucker

You can't get too far into Catholic sacred music without running into "neumes," those little square notes on four lines that look beautiful if oddly antiquated.   Read more...

An Indecorous Incident - Brother Charles Shonk, O.P.

Contrition, compassion, mercy — these, Tolstoy seems to suggest, are the graces without which death becomes incomprehensible and unbearable.    Read more...

An Interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In the course of his research for "Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile" Joseph Pearce traveled to Moscow to interview the Nobel Prize winning author. We are pleased to be able to publish this interview in an abridged form.  Read more...


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