From the NOR Dossiers
Christian Classics Revisited by James J. Thompson Jr.
G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of AssisiOctober 1984
St. Francis was that rarest of revolutionaries: one impelled by love rather than by hatred veneered with the catchwords of brotherhood.VIEW ARTICLE
Edwin O’Connor’s The Edge of SadnessJuly-August 1984
Fr. Hugh Kennedy, the narrator and protagonist, lacks glamor, jets to no international colloquia on Third World grievances, and worries not a whit over his sexuality.VIEW ARTICLE
Ronald Knox’s The Belief of CatholicsMay 1984
As Knox saw it, one believes first of all because the fundamental truths of Christianity satisfy the intellect.VIEW ARTICLE
Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead RevisitedMarch 1984
Waugh never attempted to palliate his sins or weasel out of their consequences; he believed in the fallen state of man because he clearly discerned his own bent nature.VIEW ARTICLE
Jacques Ellul’s 'Prayer and Modern Man'December 1983
One prays for strength to combat the urge to declare that all is nothingness; for stamina and the will to fight evil; for the grace to live in and for Christ.VIEW ARTICLE
Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Whimsical ChristianOctober 1983
From first to last, The Whimsical Christian provides the unadulterated pleasure of watching the workings of a powerful Christian mind.VIEW ARTICLE
"Catholicism's Intellectual Prizefighter!"
- Karl Keating