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Common Sense Apostle & Cigar Smoking Mystic - Dale Ahlquist

There comes a time in the life of any artist, any writer or poet, when he reaches the end of his abilities, when he finds himself wrestling all night with an angel. It is the moment when he tries to think the thought which thought cannot think, to visualize the invisible and describe the indescribable.  Read more...

Cornwell's Cheap Shot at Pius XII - PETER GUMPEL

It is impossible within a short space to take issue with all the mistakes made by John Cornwell in his new book, Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII.  Read more...

Daniel Dafoe: A Paradoxical Genius - PHILIP ZALESKI

The best physical description of Daniel Defoe comes to us, fittingly, from a wanted poster.  Read more...

Dark side of the soul - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

With the release of The Revenge of the Sith (Episode III), George Lucas delivered the final episode in the most commercially successful cinema series ever. The films are notable for dazzling special effects, clunky dialogue and only occasional lapses into good acting. Why then their popularity? I suspect it's because they tell, in a thoroughly contemporary way, the most ancient stories about the human condition.  Read more...

De-Fanging C.S. Lewis: Will New Narnia Books Lose the Religion? - Joe Woodward

More than half a century after the original series was published, HarperCollins Publishers has announced its plans to create a new series of Narnia children’s novels and picture books, using a stable of established children’s fantasy writers. The publisher seems eager to give the kids what they want, but not necessarily their parents.  Read more...

De-ritualization - Thomas Day

“The book that had to be written, and has to be read.” - America “A book certain to elicit both furious denunciation and standing ovations.” – The Christian Century   Read more...

Deadly Satire, Saving Grace: The Faith & Work of Evelyn Waugh - James E. Person, Jr.

The writer of some of the most deadly satire of his age, he crafted some of Western literature's premiere novels exploring the mysteries of faith and the truth of Christianity.  Read more...

Desires Run Not Before Honor - Anthony Esolen

For Shakespeare, chastity is as near to an absolute value as it is possible for a virtue to be. But the acid test is not so much his exaltation of chaste young women and faithful wives, as his surprising admiration for male chastity, and the severity with which he treats sins against it.   Read more...

Did William Shakespeare Die a Papist? - Jennifer Roche

In the ongoing enterprise to reveal the mysterious person behind the prized poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616), some scholars are focusing on his religious upbringing and beliefs.  Read more...

Different beliefs not to be feared - HERMAN GOODDEN

Our society has become reflexively and stridently phobic whenever religion turns up anywhere outside the carefully controlled confines of church services.  Read more...

Different beliefs not to be feared - WASHINGTON TIMES

Speaking of the hallowed right to free speech, neither the museum, nor the "arts community," nor the judge who first ruled against Mr. Giuliani has ever explained exactly what that shellacked lump of dung affixed to the breast of the Virgin Mary had to do with what the museum hailed as "the free exchange of ideas and information."  Read more...

Doing Shakespeare proud - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Good news about good English: Catholics at Mass last Sunday heard new prayers, a fresh English translation of the Latin texts.   Read more...

Don Justo's Self Built Cathedral - Citynoise.org

Justo Gallego Martínez is building his very own Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain.  Read more...

Dorothy Sayers - Carl Olson

In an age of skepticism, cynicism, and false “freedoms,” Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) was a passionate and occasionally scathing voice of reason. Like her friends C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and Charles Williams, Sayers was a brilliant Christian thinker, an Anglo-Catholic who took doctrine seriously and bristled at the growth of “fads, schisms, heresies, and anti-Christ” within the Church of England.  Read more...

Dumbledore has been diminished - Barbara Kay

Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling has caused a sensation by revealing that the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts and Harry Potter’s mentor, protector and sometimes surrogate father, Albus Dumbledore, is gay.  Read more...

Earth - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Earth, the first release from the Disneynature films, lives up to its publicity; this film is 85 minutes of jaw-droppingly beautiful clouds, waterfalls, icebergs, and savannahs; of graceful animals, scary animals, funny animals, and excruciatingly cute baby animals.  Read more...

Easter with Flannery O'Connor - George Weigel

This coming Aug. 3 will mark the golden anniversary of Flannery O'Connor's "Passover," to adopt the biblical image John Paul II used to describe the Christian journey through death to eternal life.   Read more...

Eclipse: A Painting by Carl Schmitt - Carl Schmitt, Jr.

At first, it strikes viewers with its richness of color, with the light, the mysterious subject.   Read more...

Ecstasy and Solitude - Stephen Hough

As a teenager, Liszt possessed a desire to enter the priesthood. In fact, in each "of the phases of Liszt's life, a definite pattern of withdrawal, search "for God, and reflection upon personal vocation can be seen.  Read more...

Edith Sitwell: Modernity and Tradition - Joseph Pearce

Edith Sitwell was a shock-trooper of the poetic avant garde, a champion of modernity who revelled in the use of shock tactics to push the boundaries of poetry, angering traditionalists in the process.   Read more...

Eliot and the Follies of the Time - Russell Kirk

No civilization rests forever content with literary boredom and literary violence. Once again, a conscience may speak to a conscience in the pages of books, and the parched rising generation – like bushmen at the back of beyond – may grope their way toward the springs of moral imagination.   Read more...

Endo's Borrowed Faith - JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND

The tension between art and faith in the work of a novelist who happens to be a Catholic is nothing new.  Read more...

Evelyn Waugh: Ultramodern to Ultramontane - Joseph Pearce

Evelyn Waugh’s conversion to the Catholic faith in 1930 was greeted with astonishment by the literary world and caused a sensation in the media.   Read more...

Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Catholic Writer in the Modern World - GREGORY WOLFE

It is not possible within the scope of this presentation to give an historical account of the origins of the Catholic Intellectual Renaissance and its influence on modern thought.  Read more...

Example and Empathy - William Kilpatrick, Gregory Wolfe, and Suzanne M. Wolfe

How do stories help to encourage character?  Read more...


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