I was interview by Karl Erickson for his podcast. In part one we discussed C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church. In part two we discussed my own poetry. Those interested in listening to our discussion can do so here:
Is Chesterton right when he says that we live in the best of all impossible worlds? This question animates my latest essay for the national Catholic Register:
Here are my thoughts on England in general and the poetry of England in particular:
The July/August issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printer. On the theme of G. K. Chesterton, here are some of the highlights of the new issue:
- Joseph Pearce sees Chesterton as “a man alive”.
- C. A. Schoultz ponders G. K. Chesterton and the Meaning of Liberty.
- Annesley Anderson studies “Chesterton and Friends”, especially with respect to “Fantasy Literature and Christian Theology”.
- Jason Waskovich considers The Napoleon of Notting Hill “a neglected gem”.
- Shawn White reflects on “Sunday’s Divine Attributes” in The Man Who was Thursday.
- James Morris waxes lyrical on a child’s gift of a dandelion to G. K. Chesterton.
- Lilliana Johnson imagines H. G. Wells, G. K. Chesterton and Father Brown judging a debate between Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes on the nature of man in “To Be or 221B: That is the Question”.
- Brett Fawcett asks whether Chesterton was wrong about Edmund Burke, “mistaking a friend for an enemy”.
- James Morris waxes lyrical again, this time on Chesterton’s conversion.
- K. V. Turley contemplates “The Strange Afterlife of Father Brown”.
- Ana Rowan finds “Wilde in Elfland” and discovers “Oscar’s Chestertonian Touch”.
- Susan Treacy dances to the tune of Chesterton and St. Francis of Assisi.
- Fr. Dwight Longenecker reveals “Chesterton’s Baptism of Lewis’ Intellect”.
- Kevin O’Brien tackles “Chesterton and Nihilism”.
- Joseph Pearce interviews Bernadette Carstensen, an artist who is “spreading the Gospel through Beauty”.
- Donald DeMarco admires “the universality of music”.
- K. V. Turley reviews Knight of the Holy Ghost: A Short History of G. K. Chesterton.
- Stephanie A. Mann reviews Southwell’s Sphere: The Influence of England’s Secret Poet.
- Louis Markos reviews C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction.
- Greg Peters reviews a volume of selected essays by the late Fr. James V. Schall.
- Plus book reviews by Clara Sarrocco, Marie Dudzik and Eric Peters, and new poetry by Thomas Banks, Gregory Lobas and Denise Sobilo.
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Can the great pagan poet be considered a friend and ally of Christianity? Here are my musings on this question:
Looking back on the twentieth century, do we see signs of progress in humanity’s long march through history, or do we see danger signs? Here are my musings on the matter: