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An Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - Joseph Susanka

A year and a half ago, while searching for a recording of Bach's Matthaus-Passion to share with a friend, I stumbled across a YouTube clip entitled simply: "St Matthew Passion. No. 1."  Read more...

Andre Dubus 1936-1999 - AMY WELBORN

When Andre Dubus passed away in his Haverhill, Massachusetts home on February 25, obituaries noted the loss of one of America's finest writers of the short story and certainly one of the most interesting and inspiring figures on the contemporary literary scene.  Read more...

Andy Garcia and Eduardo Verastegui Talk about For Greater Glory - Tim Drake

Yesterday, journalists were given an opportunity to talk with several individuals involved in the production of the film For Greater Glory, which opens in theaters in the U.S. on June 1.  Read more...

Anti-Christ Superman: The Superhero and the Suffering Servant - Jordan J. Ballor

The superficial similarities between Jesus and Superman are clear. Both are sons sent to Earth to save humankind. But it is here that the likeness ends and the more fundamental differences appear.  Read more...

Are Christians Intolerant? - Michael D. O'Brien

How very difficult it is to resist an entire culture, and especially for children to do so, because it is a right"and good thing for children to grow into awareness of being members of a broader community.  Read more...

Are clichés the Achilles’ heel of our language? - Robert Fulford

Or do they take one for the team, give 110% and keep us in the loop?  Read more...

Are we heading, eyes open, to a materialist Hell on Earth? - Paul Johnson

If I wanted to pick an artist whose work and mind seem peculiarly apt for the present day, my choice would fall on Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516), the Netherlandish master who specialised in moralising fantasies and diablerie.  Read more...

Art as Prayer - Makoto Fujimura

"The idea of forging a new kind of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining visual sophistication and intellectual integrity is a growing movement, one which finds Makoto Fujimura's work at the vanguard," writes art critic Robert Kushner. James Romaine discusses Makoto Fujimura's understanding of life and art in this interview.  Read more...

Art, Beauty, and Judgment - Roger Scruton

Good taste is as important in aesthetics as it is in humor, and indeed taste is what it is all about.  Read more...

Arvo Pärt on Gregorian Chant - Peter Kwasniewski

My favorite living composer is Arvo Pärt who happens to be the most performed living composer in the world for the third year in a row.  Read more...

As We Forgive - Frederica Mathewes-Green

What touched me about As We Forgive was the unexpected beauty of forgiveness, the victory of love over evil, the bursting of light into darkness.   Read more...

Assurances of Faith: How Catholic was Shakespeare? How Catholic are his Plays? - Paul J. Voss

The Catholic imagination — the imagination that allowed Shakespeare to sprinkle his plays with references to Catholic religious beliefs and practices in meaningful ways — also helped to create the fictive worlds of Denmark, Rome, Verona, Venice, and Illyria. The imagination that made him Catholic also helped make him the greatest writer in the English-speaking world.  Read more...

Auden and the Limits of Poetry - Alan Jacobs

By the mid-1930s W. H. Auden was the most famous and most widely imitated young poet in England.  Read more...

Austen's Pride and Prejudice - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Jane Austen's genius comprehends the subject of marriage and the book of love in all its intricacy, practicality, goodness, and mystery.   Read more...

Awakening the Moral Imagination: Teaching Virtues Through Fairy Tales - Vigen Guroian

Fairy tale and modern fantasy stories project fantastic other worlds; but they also pay close attention to real moral "laws" of character and virtue. By portraying wonderful and frightening worlds in which ugly beasts are transformed into princes and evil persons are turned to stones and good persons back to flesh, fairy tales remind us of moral truths whose ultimate claims to normativity and permanence we would not think of questioning.   Read more...

Be thankful Jane was so plain - Barbara Kay

A beautiful Jane Austen would have been a lesser writer.  Read more...

Beauty and Desecration - Roger Scruton

At any time between 1750 and 1930, if you had asked an educated person to describe the goal of poetry, art, or music, “beauty” would have been the answer.  Read more...

Beauty and its corruptions - Roger Scruton

In an age of declining faith art bears enduring witness to the spiritual hunger and immortal longings of our species. Hence aesthetic education matters more today than at any previous period in history.  Read more...

Beauty and the Best - Theodore Dalrymple

A controversy recently erupted in Sweden over an article published by the philosopher, Roger Scruton, in a magazine called Axess. He argued in it that Western art no longer had any spiritual, let alone religious, content; indeed, it had become afraid of the beautiful, from which it shied away as a horse from a hurdle too high for it.   Read more...

Benedict’s Mozart - Rev. Andreas Kramarz, L.C.

What the Pope learned from his favorite composer.  Read more...

Bernini's bust of Louis XIV - Paul Johnson

The relationship between a great artist and his sitters is a poignant one. But what they say to each other during the long periods of concentrated stillness, on the one hand, and frenzied search for a likeness, on the other, is seldom recorded.  Read more...

Bizarre Narratives and Christian Truth - Charles Colson

For twenty years the letters sat in sealed boxes in a library at Emory University.  Read more...

Blessed for success - Michelle Anne Olsen

Singing churchmen, The Priests, have become a global musical phenomenon.  Read more...

Blessed Teen Singer Attributes Her No. 1 Success to God - National Catholic Register

The title track of Rachel Lampa's first CD, "Live For You", quickly went to No. I on the Christian charts and has crossed over to the pop charts, She debuted the album Aug. 1 on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and was a featured performer at World Youth Day in Rome. She spoke recently with Register correspondent Wayne Laugesen near her home in suburban Denver.  Read more...

Bob the Tomato Quotes Plato - Phil Vischer

Phil Vischer is a man who usually lets his vegetables do the talking for him. But recently Vischer talked about his new movie, "Jonah," why Christians aren't funny and why PG movies might be better for your kids.  Read more...


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