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7th Annual Catholic Literature Conference

by Dr. Amy Fahey /Joseph Pearce /Fr. Michael Kerper /Prof. Janet Benestad

Join us on Saturday, April 25 at Montminy Hall of Ste. Marie’s Parish in Manchester, New Hampshire for an opportunity…

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Christianity and the Rise of American Progressivism

A Lecture by Ronald J. Pestritto, Ph.D. Graduate Dean & Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College The talk will address…

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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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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Uncommon Nonsense

by Emma Warner

Those who seek a profound meaning cloaked within the bizarre and absurd scenarios of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are sure to be frustrated. …

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Announcing the Seventh Annual
Catholic Literature Conference

by Joseph Pearce /Dr. Amy Fahey /Fr. Michael Kerper /Prof. Janet Benestad

Join us on Saturday, April 25 at Montminy Hall of Ste. Marie’s Parish in Manchester, New Hampshire for an opportunity…

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Absurdity, Divinity, and Humanity: “Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Melville

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It is uncommon to read a story that is uncommon. In the literary world, where there seems to be nothing new…

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The Apple Argument Against Abortion

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

I doubt there are many readers of this magazine who are pro-choice. Why, then, do I write an argument against…

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Coincidentally: Medicine on the March

by Fr. George William Rutler

Among the benefactions of gruel wars has been the promotion of medical science. The Hyksos invasion of Egypt advertised the…

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Marcel Pagnol’s L’eau des Collines: Moral Accountability with Community

by Jane Clark Scharl

The French filmmaker and writer Marcel Pagnol died in 1974 at the age of 79 in Paris, having lived through one…

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The Line Between Holiness and Madness in Ron Hansen’s Mariette in Ecstasy

by Jane Clark Scharl

Modern artistic treatments of religious life tend to share a few assumptions: first, that there is something sinister in a life…

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Satan and the Millennium

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Harry (not his real name, but a real person) was an amateur philosopher and professional fishing guide. We had been…

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Coincidentally: Down to the Sea in Ships

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Coverdale Translation of Psalm 107:23 sonorously extols them “that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their…

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Finding True Meaning in the Modern World: Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop

by Jane Clark Scharl

To live as an American and as a Catholic is no small challenge, for America is fundamentally a modern project and…

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

by Sean Fitzpatrick

The arrival of a New Year invites reflection on a particular horror of human existence. A horror that was well exemplified…

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What I Learned From a Muslim About Eucharistic Adoration

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

My friend John, a very intelligent and faithful Catholic, told me the following story when he was one of my…

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Coincidentally: A Terrible Swift Sword

by Fr. George William Rutler

As a youth, Churchill told Violet Bonham-Carter: “We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm.” He…

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Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”: A Magnificent Horror

by Sean Fitzpatrick

There is a level of literary horror that is so monstrous it is magnificent,presenting a purity of perversity that no…

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“A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore: The Doctrine of Santa Claus

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Twas only a matter of time. And it came—as it comes to all. ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all…

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A Little Lesson in Comparative Religion

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

The following incident actually happened in one of my classes at Boston College. For purposes of inclusion in my forthcoming…

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Dr. Seuss & How the Secular Humanist Stole Christmas

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It is telling when the deficiencies of the adult world are told in the pages of children’s books. An instance…

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