Is there a difference between Nationalism and Patriotism? If there is, can we be one without being the other? I grapple with these questions in my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative:
I was recently interviewed by Peter Socks, better known to many as the Catholic Book Blogger. The topics of conversation were two of my books, Frodo’s Journey and Heroes of the Catholic Reformation. You can hear the interview by following this link:
In an article in the new issue of Legatus, I write about the systematic extermination of disabled children in Europe and the United States. Here’s the link to the online version:
That would be me. Here are my reflections on Charlottesville in the light of my own past experience as a white supremacist:
I’m pleased to announce that I am co-hosting a new radio series with celebrated talk show host, Mike Church. The series is called “The Pearcing Truth” (pun entirely intended!) and will focus in alternate weeks on famous literary converts and the social teaching of the Catholic Church. The series, which is currently airing on the Crusade Channel on the Veritas Radio Network can be accessed here:
Subscribers to the St. Austin Review will have a sense of dêja vu when reading the latest article of mine published by the Imaginative Conservative. It was originally published as the editorial to a recent issue of StAR. Those who are not StARsubscribers (shame on you!) can read it for the first time here:
Here’s my latest contribution to the racially-charged debate sweeping the country:
Last week I recorded a 45 minute video interview with Patrick Coffin, discussing my wicked past and hopefully not quite as wicked present. Those wishing to wallow in the mire of my past while gazing with me at the stars are welcome to join me and Patrick in our exchange. Click on the link and enjoy or endure what follows!
The Faith & the South
The new issue of the St. Austin Review is hot off the press. This issue’s theme is “The Faith & the South”. Highlights include:
John Devanny surveys Catholicism and the ‘Older Religiousness’ of the South.
Adam Tate considers Southern Catholics and Protestant Bias in the light of Bishop John England’s 1839 debate with Rev. Richard Fuller.
Christopher J. Carter examines Catholicism in Colonial Alabama.
William Randall Lancaster pays tribute to Charles Maxwell Lancaster: Southern Scholar and Renaissance Man.
Francis M. Carroll shares his Recollections of Being a Student of Allen Tate.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker ponders C. S. Lewis and Bob Jones, Jr.
Donald DeMarco offers A Touch of Southern Comfort.
Joseph Pearce interviews Igor Babailov, Painter of the Popes.
Kevin O’Brien experiences Death and Poetry in New York.
K. V. Turley connects The Making of Psycho and the Unmaking of Alfred Hitchcock.
James Bemis critiques Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.
Fr. Benedict Kiely recalls a “Statesman and Prophet”, revisiting Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.
Michael Kurek begs to differ with Dietrich von Hildebrand in “Richard Wagner: The Controversy Continues”.
Louis Markos reviews Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom by Julián Carrón.
Stephanie A. Mann reviews Reformation Divided by Eamon Duffy.
Fr. Peter Milward reviews Heroes of the Catholic Reformation by Joseph Pearce.
Stephen Tomlinson reviews October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World by Martin E. Marty.
Charlotte Ostermann reviews The Radiance of Being by Stratford Caldecott.
Plus new poetry by Mike Aquilina, Philip C. Kolin and Nicholas Zinos.