Near the beginning of The Jeweler's Shop, by Karol Wotjyla (the future John Paul II), one of the characters, a young woman, recalls a hiking trip she took with friends. At night, in the mountains, a mysterious cry sounded, and everyone became quiet to listen for the call to sound again. Was it a . . . . Continue Reading »
Daniel Asia has edited the proceedings of a conference held in March 2014 at the University of Arizona, the book entitled, The Future of (High) Culture in America.
It's a lively volume with contributions by Terry Teachout (drama critic for the Wall Street Journal), Carol Iannone (editor of Academic Questions), and Asia himself (a distinguished composer and professor of composition at U of A), among others, and they all get to the heart of the problem of high culture at the present time in America. . . . Continue Reading »
How Much Should Lent Hurt?
Father Robert McTeigue, SJ, Aleteia
The Renewal of Metaphysics and the Rebirth of Christian Society
Elliot Milco, Paraphasic
Evangelists Adapt to a New Era, Preaching the Gospel to Skeptics
Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times
Who Are Trump's Christians
Ivan Plis, National Interest
Must Theatre Always Sneer at Religion?
Theo Hobson, Spectator
The Redundancy of House of Cards
Jake Meador, Mere Orthodoxy
An Appeal to Our Fellow Catholics
Robert P. George and George Weigel, National Review
The Broderers of St. Paul's Cathedral
The Gentle Author, Spitalfields Life
On Friday, March 4, sixteen people were murdered in a terrorist attack at a nursing home in Aden, the main city on the coast of southern Yemen. The dead comprised four nuns, who served in the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Blessed Mother Teresa, plus eight elderly residents, their . . . . Continue Reading »
Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi died last Saturday, March 5 at the age of 84. While never head of state or government in Sudan, he held different government positions at different times. But Turabi’s greatest influence stemmed from his intellectual and organizational leadership, most . . . . Continue Reading »
On Friday afternoon, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted a panel on pro-life issues. It was moderated by Julie Hocker of the American Conservative Union Foundation. Panelists included Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister, abortion survivor and pro-life activist Gianna . . . . Continue Reading »
Social media tend to magnify the expansive self, encouraging participants to stake out a virtual identity within the ethereal territory of the world wide web: “This is who I am, like it or not!” “My political beliefs are part of my identity; to call them into question is to call my very identity into question.” Continue Reading »
There has been much handwringing in the evangelical world over the seemingly high levels of support for Donald Trump among self-proclaimed evangelical voters in Republican primaries. Likewise this phenomenon has drawn much attention from the mainstream media, who seem eager to point out the apparent . . . . Continue Reading »