“I write so that I can find out what I think.” – Flannery O’Connor. A really great quote is both polyvalent; containing multiple layers of
If you have not been watching HBO’s The Young Pope you haven’t missed anything of any consequence. All you’ve missed is some really well photographed
Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, of which a film adaptation by Martin Scorsese shall soon be released, is concerned with the deeply unsettling portrayal of a
Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence is one of the most unsettling novels a Catholic could read. Recounting the story of Portuguese Jesuits facing martyrdom and persecution
The Power of Images To Change Lives Marie Constantin, the photographer and author of Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer, understands images have power, more power than
Most stories about exorcism following in the wake of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist (and its film adaptation) tend to portray the Catholic Church as some
I recently spoke on the phone with Tara. M. Owens, CSD, MTS, the author of At Play In God’s Creation- an illuminating coloring book. This book is not
Fr. James Lavelle: I think there’s too much talk about sins and not enough about virtues. Fiona Lavelle: What would be your number one? Fr.
“The artist penetrates the concrete world in order to find at its depths the image of its source, the image of ultimate reality.” Flannery
The rosary is not just for little old church ladies and pious nuns locked up in convents. It’s been prayed by brave soldiers, young martyrs,
I have one regret about my wedding day. “Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner” penned by Stephanie Calis had not been published then. “Invited” is
When I saw that the eloquent Laura Fanucci, who blogs at Mothering Spirit, had written a book “Everyday Sacrament” published by Liturgical Press, I had
The English author P. D. James is likely best known for her murder mysteries, but especially worthy of discussion is her science fiction story The Children
When J.R.R. Tolkien retired from his post at the University of Oxford in 1959, he intended to spend his new-found free time finishing The Silmarillion.