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This Week in the Inner Sanctum

Here’s what is newly posted in the subscriber’s section of my personal website:
A podcast discussion focusing on my own conversion with Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
The “Poems of the Week” which I read and discuss this week are four sonnets by four very different nineteenth and twentieth century poets: Shelley, Hopkins, Roy Campbell and Charles Causley.
In the “Revisiting Old Favourites” podcast, concluding the series of some of Chesterton’s best essays, I read and discuss “Jane Austen and the General Election”.
The Ladydale Diary: Personal musings on day-to-day life with my family, seeking all that is good, true and beautiful in work, rest and play.
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This Week in the Inner Sanctum

Here is what’s newly posted this week in the Inner Sanctum:
In the Poem of the Week podcast I discuss and read three of my favourite sonnets by Shakespeare.
Continuing our reading of some of the best of Chesterton’s essays in the Revisitng Old Favourties podcast, we focus on GKC’s celebrated essay on “Cheese”.
In the “Home is Where the Hearth Is” podcast I conclude the series on “What Every Catholic Should Know About Literature” with a discussion of Twentieth Century Literature.
This week’s Ladydale Diary continues the day-to-day life with the Pearce family, including the ongoing battle with the marauding fox, as well as updates on my current writing, research and online work.
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Two Englishmen Put the World to Rights

This week I was interviewed by Howard Rankin, an Englishman living in the States who is a convert to the Catholic faith. Having so much in common, it’s no surprise that we had a great conversation. Here’s the link to the interview in which we discuss my conversion, the recent riots and several of my books: