The Preface that I wrote for The Quotable Newman (Sophia Institute Press, 2012) has just been published by Faith & Culture:
In a recent podcast for Faith & Culture I discuss good ale and the role of craft brewing in the history of Christendom with Jared Staudt, author of The Beer Option:
In an article just published by the National Catholic Register I set myself the challenge of outlining the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings in fewer than 600 words:
Should 21st Century Literature be taught to college students? If so, why; if not, why not? These questions are addressed in my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative:
I have long had a devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham and have visited her shrine in Norfolk many times. She accompanied me on my final approach to conversion to Holy Mother Church and held my hand as I crossed the threshold into Christ’s Mystical Body. I proposed to my wife whilst kneeling before her statue and we and our children pray to her daily for her powerful intercession. With all this in mind, I was delighted to see K. V. Turley’s wonderful article about Our Lady of Walsingham in the National Catholic Register.
In my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative I focus on the Catholic composer, Michael Kurek, and his new symphony inspired by the wonder of fairy stories.
My review of a disappointing book on Chesterton has just been published by Faith and Culture. Those wishing to see the venting of my spleen should read on …