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Gerard Manley Hopkins' "The Windhover" - Mitchell Kalpakgian

As liturgical time draws to an end, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Christ the King.  Read more...

Germanus of Constantinople - Defender of Holy Images - Pope Benedict XVI

During his general audience this morning Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St. Germanus of Constantinople, who "played an important role in the complex history of the battle for images during the so-called iconoclastic crisis, and was able to resist the pressure of an iconoclastic emperor, ... Leo III.  Read more...

Giovanni Bellini: A Shared Moment of Transformation - Lance Esplund

In 1912, Mrs. Bernard Berenson, the wife of the famed Renaissance art scholar, described Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert" (c. 1480) as "the most beautiful Bellini in existence, the most profound and spiritual picture ever painted in the Renaissance."   Read more...

Glory and Splendor - part 3: The Beauty of Language - Peter Kreeft

Well, we've been talking about beauty. Let's talk more about the beauty of language, and thus talk a little more about language.   Read more...

God Killing Kiddie Flick Disappoints - Pete Vere & Sandra Miesel

Phillip Pullman has been much more circumspect about his atheism now that the movie, The Golden Compass is out, telling interviewers that he's only writing against "authoritarianism" in religion. But in a just-released book on Pullman's trilogy, Pete Vere and Sandra Meisel reveal him for what he is, the Pied Piper of AtheismRead more...

Godís Secret Agent: Interview with Sue Thomas - Barbara Nicolosi

At the age of eighteen months, Sue Thomas was watching television with her family when she suddenly went deaf. After years of extensive therapy, she learned to speak and mastered the skill of lip-reading. Through a series of providential events, Sue ended up working at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC where she became involved in undercover surveillance using her ability to read lips.  Read more...

Gothic's Genius: Abbot Suger - Christopher O. Blum

This French style was born at the Abbey of St. Denis, under the patronage of one of the most extraordinary men of the 12th century, the Abbot Suger.   Read more...

Grace Versus the Glamour of Evil in ďA Good Man Is Hard To FindĒ - Stephen Sparrow

During an interview granted to Jubilee Magazine, Flannery O'Connor was reminded of something she had once written to the effect that the creative action of the Christian's life is to prepare his death in Christ. The interviewer then asked how this related to her work as a writer? O'Connor replied, "I'm a born Catholic and death has always been brother to my imagination. I can't imagine a story that doesn't properly end in it or in its foreshadowings."  Read more...

Graham Greene: Doubter Par Excellence - Joseph Pearce

It was both apt and prophetic that Greene should have taken the name of St. Thomas the Doubter at his reception into the Church in February 1926. He doubted others; he doubted himself; he doubted God. Ironically, it was this very doubt that so often provided the creative force for his fiction.  Read more...

Grappling with God: The faith of a famous poet - Wilfred M. McClay

W. H. Auden regarded Christianity as possessing a marvelous power to change human lives. Inexplicably, however, critics have largely neglected the effects of Auden's mature commitment to Christianity. Arthur Kirsch, in Auden and Christianity remedies that neglect with this much-needed study of how Auden's religious beliefs shaped his artistic vision.  Read more...

Gravity - Steven D. Greydanus

Sandra Bullock shines in Alfonso Cuarón's mesmerizing action thriller in space, a rare Hollywood spectacle with a touch of spiritual awareness.  Read more...

Greene's True Colours - Franklin Freeman

In 1949, Graham Greene, after an audience with Pope Pius XII, visited a Franciscan monastery with his mistress, Catherine Walston, where he heard Padre Pio say Mass.  Read more...

Gregorian Chant Is Returning from Exile. Maybe - Valentino Miserachs Grau

Valentino Miserachs Grau, president of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, is calling for its revival. Pope Benedict XVI wants it, too. But the path is full of obstacles.   Read more...

Grim Tales - Kari Jenson Gold

The nursery school my daughter attends is full of bright, lively, privileged children. And yet, if you were to visit the children's bedrooms to explore their libraries, you might be surprised at what you find there: limited and unimaginative collections often dominated by Walt Disney, Berenstain Bears, and Sesame Street.  Read more...

Guilt Gone Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Sean Fitzpatrick

If Oscar Wilde had been a man of our time, he might have had rather mixed feelings about the LGBT liberation agenda.  Read more...

Hannah Arendt - Father Robert Barron

The appearance of an art house film on the philosopher Hannah Arendt has sparked renewed interest in an old controversy.  Read more...

Hans Christian Andersenís Fairy Tales - Mitchell Kalpakgian

To read Andersenís fairy tales is to rediscover the adventure of the human story, to experience the sweet taste of goodness, and to marvel at the miraculous nature of reality.   Read more...

Hard Times Again - Theodore Dalrymple

Under the impact of today's economic crisis Charles Dickens seems timelier than ever.  Read more...

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tomís Cabin - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Stowe's great American novel, a bestseller in 1852, exposes the dehumanizing evil of slavery for the vicious crime and sin it is — the evil of reducing human beings to animals and objects.  Read more...

Harry Potter and the Paganization of Childrenís Culture - Michael O'Brien

Author Michael O'Brien sets the Potter books and their impact within a larger discussion of the proper role of myth and fantasy in literature and an explanation of "the baptized imagination" as expressed in the writing of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, and George MacDonald.  Read more...

Heeding Tolkien's words - Terry Mattingly

The big worry was that this would be some kind of Hollywood parody of 'The Lord of the Rings.' I have no idea if any of the artists involved in this project are Christians. I have no idea what their point of view is, in terms of faith. But it must have made sense, just from an artistic point of view, to leave much of the spiritual element intact. After all, that is what gives the book its depth and power.   Read more...

Height and Light for the New Jerusalem - Michael S. Rose

Innovative Romanesque elements such as the ambulatory and the masonry vault became more common during the early 12th century, as the emerging Gothic culture left its mark on the refined Romanesque architecture of the day.  Read more...

Heretical Hymns - George Weigel

Sacred songs that contradict church teachings ó or have congregants take on the voice of Christ ó should be laid to rest.  Read more...

Hilton Kramer & the critical temper - Roger Kimball

On the life, work, and mindset of Hilton Kramer.   Read more...

Historical Imagination and the Renewal of Culture - Michael D. O'Brien

Michael O'Brien shows how art and artists both reflect and inspire the religious sensibilities of their culture, and if the present nihilistic art is not to lead culture into the sewer, a revival in authentic religious art must arrive quickly.  Read more...


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