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Coming Up for Air


Ladydale Diary St. Peter Damian 2021 This has been a relatively uneventful week, which is something of a blessing. With no traveling and no unexpected additional work taking me off guard, I’ve been able to catch up with many little jobs which had been put on the backburner. As I remarked to Susannah a few [...]

Coming Up for Air2021-02-26T21:38:22+00:00

Fools, Madmen and Saints


In the second of our discussions of King Lear, we consider the paradoxical way in which the play treats themes of foolishness, madness, sanity and sanctity....

Fools, Madmen and Saints2021-02-26T20:35:34+00:00

Celebrating Patron Saints


In this weeks Poem of the Week, we celebrate St. David's Day and St. Casimir's Day with poems by the Welsh poet, R. S. Thomas, and poems on a Polish theme by Chesterton and Belloc:

Celebrating Patron Saints2021-02-26T20:13:30+00:00

Airbrushing Out the Naughty Bits


What should we feel about the censoring of great works of literature by neo-puritans? I tackle this thorny question in an essay just published by the Imaginative Conservative: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/02/airbrushing-out-naughty-bits-censoring-great-books-joseph-pearce.html

Airbrushing Out the Naughty Bits2021-02-24T10:47:13+00:00

The Jesuit Martyr Who Inspired Shakespeare


In the latest of a series of interviews that I've given with a Polish journal, I discuss the influence of the Jesuit Martyr, St. Robert Southwell, on the life and and work of William Shakespeare. As has been customary, these interviews are being made available in English by Catholic World Report: https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/02/21/the-jesuit-martyr-who-inspired-shakespeare/

The Jesuit Martyr Who Inspired Shakespeare2021-02-22T12:27:17+00:00
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