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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...

Bootylicious backlash - Anne Marie Owens

The Pure Fashion movement is giving girls an alternative to hyper-sexualized ways of dressing.   Read more...

Brad Miner on The Compleat Gentleman - Brad Miner

The notion of the gentleman has been out of fashion for some time, especially because of its connection to boorish, Victorian-era stoicism. However, Brad Miner believes that the example of the gentleman is ripe for recovery, and far from being a stick-in-the-mud, the "complete" gentleman is a passionate warrior, lover and monk.  Read more...

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Edward Mordrake

J.R.R. Tolkien once cautioned his friend, C.S. Lewis, concerning Mr. Lewis' skill in depicting evil.  Read more...

Bright Spots: The Harlem Studio of Art - Roger Kimball

So much distasteful rubbish is foisted upon us today in the name of culture that it is easy to fall prey to despondency and think: "The game's up! Our culture is rotten to the core. Cyril Connolly was right when he complained that it was "Closing time in the gardens of the West." It's easy, but it's mistaken. Really, if you look, there are plenty (well, some) bright spots in our culture.  Read more...

Buckley, père et fils - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Christopher Buckley’s recent memoir admits that it is difficult to be the son of a great man. It is more difficult still if you are not a good son.  Read more...

C. S. Lewis: The Reluctant Convert - Frederica Mathewes-Green

In later life, C. S. Lewis — "Jack" to friends and family — would say that it all began with a toy garden.  Read more...

C.S. Lewis Letters to Sheldon Vanauken - C.S. Lewis

These letters by C. S. Lewis were written to Sheldon Vanauken, who ultimately wrote the best-selling book A Severe Mercy. Mr. Vanauken asked Lewis for the right to use the letters in his booklet "Encounter with Light," and Lewis gave permission. Mr. Vanauken subsequently put the letters in the public domain.  Read more...

Calamities of art - Roger Kimball

Let your imagination run riot: whatever grotesquerie you conjure up — from the numbingly banal and commonplace to the repulsively pathological — rest assured that it has been eagerly proffered and just as eagerly embraced as art. And if by some fluke you named something that has not yet done duty as art — no matter: it is merely an oversight and will be corrected within a season or two.  Read more...

Called in Love - Michael Novak

One of the most influential American Catholics, Michael Novak, looks back at the past half century.  Read more...

Calvinist America and the Catholic Contribution to Culture - DONALD DEMARCO

The most powerful, the most imaginative, the most startling, and the most unforgettable refutation of Calvinism in America is found in Herman Melville's classic, Moby-Dick.  Read more...

Can An Atheist Really Get Dante? - Rod Dreher

Reading the great Catholic poet's Divine Comedy is more than a literary experience, it's a guide to the spiritual life.  Read more...

Can Romance Novels Hurt Your Heart? - Russell D. Moore

Pornography and romance novels aren’t (or at least aren’t always) morally equivalent, but they “work” the same way.  Read more...

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies - Stefan McDaniel

"Like any other life-sustaining resource," says Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, "language can be depleted, polluted, contaminated, eroded, and filled with artificial stimulants." Today more than ever, language needs to be rescued and restored.  Read more...

Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio - Mitchell Kalpakgian

How does a wooden puppet become a real boy? How does one tame a wild boy full of spirit? When does a boy become a man?   Read more...

Catholic Authors and Liberty of Conscience: 1649-1771 - ANNE BARBEAU GARDINER

Considering all the dangers and obstacles they faced in those days, it is astonishing to see how many books our Catholic authors managed to print.  Read more...

Catholic Poem in Time of War: The Lord of the Rings - Ken Craven

In The Lord of the Rings, I believe Tolkien does exactly what he said he was doing, communicating a religious, Catholic vision through a Secondary World.  Read more...

Cause for Mirth: The Return of Abbey Brewing to the United States - R. Jared Staudt

Beer is another one of those testimonies to how the Catholic Church built European civilization.   Read more...

Chesterton's Long-Lost Novel Found - Paul Burnell

Forget Shakespeare In Love … here’s G.K. Chesterton in love. A previously unpublished novel by the celebrated Catholic convert from England has been unearthed and was due to be released in the United Kingdom this month.  Read more...

Children's Literature for Christmas - WYETH O. BURGESS

With enjoyment as well as instruction in mind, Wyeth O. Burgess offers the following suggestions, for young readers from about age four to early teens.  Read more...

Chopin's 'Soul and Heart' - Byron Janis

March 1 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great composer and pianist Frédéric François Chopin.   Read more...

Christ Figures in the Movies - Barbara Nicolosi

There has been a lot of press recently about the upcoming movie "The Passion", from director Mel Gibson. Focusing on the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life, the film is already inspiring a spate of commentary on the canon of Jesus movies. Smugly devoted to Franco Zeffirelli’s "Jesus of Nazareth", I’ll watch Gibson’s production with folded visual arms.  Read more...

Christians in Hollywood – It's Not About the Shows - Stan Williams

Christians continue to make headway as cultural influencers in Hollywood and consequently the world. That's true because more Hollywood executives are recognizing that morally true and uplifting television shows and motion pictures consistently rise to the top of the revenue pile.  Read more...

Christopher Nolan’s Achievement: The Dark Knight - Thomas Hibbs

With the record-setting release of The Dark Knight, his sequel to Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include Memento, Insomnia, and The Prestige, stakes his claim to be our most inventive and most philosophical filmmaker.  Read more...


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