About the St. Austin Review

The St. Austin Review (StAR) is an international journal of Catholic culture, literature, and ideas. In its pages, printed every two months, some of the brightest and most vigorous minds around meet to explore the people, ideas, movements, and events that shape and misshape our world.

Contributors to StAR are poets, philosophers, artists, theologians, historians, and journalists, together giving StAR the breadth and depth necessary for its “unique and worthwhile project” (Karl Keating). Joining editors Joseph Pearce (Literary ConvertsWisdom and Innocence) and Robert Asch, they include:

Pope Benedict XVI
Fr. James Schall, SJ
Scott Hahn
Peter Kreeft
Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP
Ralph McInerny
Michael O’Brien
Alice von Hildebrand
Thomas Howard
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
and many, many more.

The St Austin Review is a genuine “star” in the Catholic literary firmament. With scholarly articles, fresh poetry and thought provoking essays, the StAR is a light in the darkness. I heartily recommend it to you. Be wise. Turn off your computer screen. Darken the glare from your smart phone, switch off that electronic reader, and curl up with a good old fashioned literary journal. Let the St Austin Review be your guiding StAR.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Joseph Pearce is a gifted writer, speaker and lecturer who captures the imagination of our time. His writings on such great literary figures as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, et al., brings to life the eternal truths of the Catholic faith. His autobiography “Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial hated to Rational Love” is written in the spirit of Saint Augustine’s Confessions, and has the potential to draw the reader into a deep encounter with the Living Christ. I highly recommend Mr. Pearce’s work.

Bishop James Wall, Diocese of Gallup

Joseph Pearce is doing something invaluable with St. Austin’s Review. He is training a new generation of Catholic authors and intellectuals to write on literature and the arts, and he is  fostering an ongoing conversation about the Catholic literary canon and tradition.    Unless journals like St. Austin’s Review survive and thrive, there will never be a Catholic revival in the arts. 

Dana Gioia

The St. Austin Review combines that rare combination of literary taste, serious intellectual content, and, I would say, wit, that serves both to raise our spirits and move our souls. It comes from the great English tradition of erudition and insight that typified the Catholic religious mind of that people. That is continues in this country is a blessing to all of us.

James V. Schall, S. J., , Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University