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Catholic Literature Conference – Canceled

It is with great reluctance that this year’s Catholic Literature Conference will be postponed for a later date yet to…

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Journeying to Calvary
with the Blessed Mother:
Lynch’s A Woman Wrapped in Silence

by Miriam Schroder

By Miriam Schroder, Class of 2017 This is God’s chosen way with men, To take men’s way: and so the…

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The Triumph of the Heart in a Time of Pestilence

by Dr. William Fahey /Joseph Pearce

Each week’s summit will include a short talk, panel discussion, and Q&A. Don’t miss this tonic of humor, conviviality, and…

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Flannery O’Connor’s Revelation:
Daily Encounters with Grace and Ugliness

by Paul Guenzel

It must surely be marveled at how one and the same word—nay, one and the same concept—elicits such different reactions….

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The Ballad of Judas Iscariot and the Burden of Lent

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Lent is a burden and a blessing. It calls Catholics to crawl beneath the weight of themselves to the Cross of…

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Coincidentally: Moses and the Muses

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Anglo-Irish critic Robert Wilson Lynd observed that only in literature does coincidence seem unnatural. The literary Detection Club, whose…

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Coincidentally: Animal Magnetism

by Fr. George William Rutler

The former mayor Marion Barry said of conditions in Washington, D.C., that “the crime rate isn’t so bad if you…

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The War of the Worlds and the Significance of Science Fiction

In 1938, the world was waiting for war. Germany had invaded Czechoslovakia. The United States was battling the Great Depression. The…

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The Book of Revelation and Global Crisis: Learning to Hope During a Pandemic Apocalypse

A Lecture by J. David Franks, Ph.D. The world is gripped by tribulation now. Apocalyptic prophecy provides guidance on how…

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The Book of Revelation and Global Crisis: Learning to Hope During a Pandemic Apocalypse

A Lecture by J. David Franks, Ph.D. The world is gripped by tribulation now. Apocalyptic prophecy provides guidance on how…

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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux: Triumphant Tragedy

by Sean Fitzpatrick

All great literature is well written, but not all that is well written is great literature. In other words, there are…

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Coincidentally: Heirs to the Hairless

by Fr. George William Rutler

Dr. Martin Routh, president of Magdalen College for 63 years, was the last Oxford don to wear a wig in…

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Coincidentally: Taking Flight

by Fr. George William Rutler

In a recent motion picture, computer technology shows the monster Godzilla toppling the Chrysler Building onto my bedroom. Special effects…

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Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown: The American Nightmare

by Sean Fitzpatrick

The surrender to sin in America is a species of Satanism. Whether through seduction or submission, depravity is the mantra of…

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“Re: Vampires” by John H. Watson, M.D.

by Sean Fitzpatrick

NB: The circumstances surrounding my access to this manuscript are of such moment that their publication is impossible. Those involved…

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Phil Lawler on Austria’s National TV ORF

by Phil Lawler

Recently Phil Lawler was interviewed for Austria’s National TV ORF. In the interview Phil talks about his book, Smoke of…

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Coincidentally: A Bridge to the Future

by Fr. George William Rutler

The promise to “build a bridge to the future” has become a mantra in recent politics. It is less cogent…

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Coincidentally: More Varieties of Religious Experience

by Fr. George William Rutler

Felicitous arrangements allowed me as a student to repair weekly to practice the piano in a house by the Folly…

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The Spectre Bridegroom and the Immortal Love for Ghost Stories

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It was a dark and stormy night… Besides “Once upon a time,” this storytelling opening has no equal. Is there any…

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On Mowgli and Tarzan: Savage Reading for Civilized Readers

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Despite the incorrigible march of civilization, there will always be an inborn appeal for feral fantasies. The howls of Romulus and…

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