Jesus chose for His mother’s guardian the disciple “whom He loved.” There were few, if any, who were better fit for such an important task than St. John.
Contemporary scholars are so anti-religious, or a-religious, that they block out the huge role religion played in the past.
A ROUND OF VISITS ACROSS DECAYING CHRISTENDOM
We travel under the pretense of being receptive, really looking for what we think we already know. Yet we are occasionally genuinely surprised.
AMASSING CREDIT IN THE TREASURE HOUSE OF MERIT
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #45
SHAKESPEARE, RACINE & CATHOLIC DRAMA
ALL THE CHURCH'S A STAGE
Macbeth, Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry IV — are these immortal portraits of sinful humanity not the very crucible of Shakespeare’s art?
LESSONS FROM LITERATURE
Righteous anger is a fire that inflames the heart to take action, enkindles the conscience to call evil by its true name, and purifies the mind to speak the truth.
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #36
WHAT HAS HISTORY REVEALED?
What can we say, if anything, about the Bard's religious and political views and how, if at all, are they woven into the plays themselves?
For the secularist to come to terms with the traditional (Catholic-leaning) Christian dramatist whom he loves, he must first confront the Bard as he is.
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #29
Lear is able to pull back from his obsession to pledge that "I will be the pattern of all patience"; patience, he knows, is the remedy he needs if he is to retain his sanity.
DISPATCH FROM THE FRONT
Frederick W. Marks
If interreligious connectedness is not recognized and cherished at a time when religion itself is imperiled, we are in a bad way.
An Ocean Full of Angels... The Artistic Links Between William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More: Radically Different Richards
Review of Through Shakespeare's Eyes
Review of Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana... Awe-Filled Wonder: The Interface of Science and Spirituality... Ransomed from Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith, and the Battle for Souls... The Quest for Shakespeare
Shakespeare showed what murder does to murderers. We, too, can examine what abortion has done to abortionists and the mothers and fathers of those killed.
MEN WITHOUT CHESTS
The inner life of man is a world copiously rich and full, capable of loving and knowing, and designed to grasp the transcendentals of truth, goodness, and beauty.
A HINT OF HEAVEN
Children, and all the things that delight children (nursery rhymes, fairy tales, imaginative stories), are the antidote to seriousness and all its harmful effects.
A classic attains permanent reputability not because it proves useful to one regnant ideology or another, but because it presents us with a unifying vision of nature and man’s place in it.
SCIENCE'S SIN OF THE EYES
Jonathan David Carson
Scientists dazzle with technological marvels: they ease your pain, replace your parts, unlock the secrets of the universe, and fly you to the moon.
ON THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE
Benjamin D. Wiker
So spoke the woman during a break in my third lecture on St. Thomas Aquinas...
DISCIPLES OF JAQUES, NOT JESUS
Our rewriting of the great drama of life, which should proceed like a mysterious tale full of wonder and engagement, is a sad soliloquy.
A CINEMATIC VIEW
Robert E. Lauder
Kurosawa dramatizes the truth that the sins of the parents are visited on their children. The harm Ran has done has returned to haunt his old age.
- Karl Keating