On this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, I offer my own pro-life response to the dirty secrets of genocide and gendercide carried out in the name of “choice”:
“The Good Fight” on EWTN radio posted its interview with Father Fessio, Mark Brumley, and Joseph Pearce.
Cultural amnesia is deadly to the future of nations. Here are my musings on the loss of cultural memory and its implications:
The new issue of the St. Austin Review is now available. Highlights:
Ben Lockerd considers “T. S. Eliot and the Sense of History”.
Joseph Pearce surveys Eliot’s relationship with G. K. Chesterton, asking whether they were friends or enemies.
R. V. Young connects “History, Personality, and Poetry in ‘The Journey of the Magi’”.
Carl E. Olson admires “Ash-Wednesday”.
Timothy D. Lusch sees beyond “the boredom, the horror and the glory” to discover “After Strange Gods as Prelude and Prophecy”.
Joseph Pearce argues with Eliot about the Metaphysical Poets.
Bradley J. Birzer lauds “Eliot’s Crusade Against Strange Gods”.
Kevin O’Brien offers “More Notes (and Jokes) Towards the Definition of Culture”.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker is “Looking for Another Country”, noting “Nostalgia and Desire in C. S. Lewis and T. S. Eliot”.
In the full-colour art feature, Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs is “Depicting Creation Perfected by Grace”.
Ken Clark waxes eloquent on The Elevation of the Cross by Rubens.
K. V. Turley reviews the film, Salesman, and discovers “The American Dream and the Hollow Man”.
William Fahey ruminates on “Considerations from School”, finding reason in the roots of words.
Donald DeMarco writes to Vladimir Ashkenazy and is thrilled to find that “The Gods Do Answer Letters”.
Fr. Benedict considers St. John Henry Newman and Our Lady of Walsingham and sees “Signs of Spring”.
Carol Anne Jones reviews Creative Intuition in Art & Poetry by Jacques Maritain.
Louis Markos reviews The Day is Now Far Spent by Robert Cardinal Sarah.
Brian Welter reviews Spiritual Direction from Dante: Avoiding the Inferno by Fr. Paul Pearson.
Joshua Schulz review Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness by Devin Schadt.
Plus new poetry by Pavel Chichikov, William Dunn, Philip C. Kolin, Katy Kreitzburg, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Daniel Patrick Sheehan and R. V. Young.
Don’t be one of the Hollow Men. Take the Journey of the Magi and Follow the StAR!
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In an essay just published by Faith & Culture I pay tribute to the feminine genius of Jane Austen:
TV is an acronym for the telos-vampire that sucks the meaning of life from our lives. Here is my call for people to exorcise it from their homes:
What is meant by the West and is it worth saving? This question, which forms the basis of my latest essay for Crisis, is causing quite a lengthy discussion:
Last month I took part in a public debate in Budapest on Christian Democracy and the Future of Europe. Here are my memories of the debate and lessons to be learned from it.
What does the recent UK election portend for the future of Britain and Europe? Here are my thoughts:
We live in a culture characterized by arrested development. Why is this?