An article of mine has just been published in Spanish translation by my friends at Religion en Libertad:
I was very pleased to see this fine and positive review of my latest book, Further Up and Further In: Understanding Narnia, by Chad Chisholm, a professor of literature at Southern Wesleyan University:
My article on the differing views of Anglo-Saxon England held by Hilaire Belloc and J. R. R. Tolkien has just been published by the National Catholic Register.
This past Sunday I was a guest of the Sabbath Rest Book Group, a gathering of Catholic writers. We discussed Shakespeare, Flannery O’Connor and the good, the true and the beautiful, and the current state of the budding Catholic literary revival. I join the discussion after about 20 minutes. Here’s the link:
My latest article for the Imaginative Conservative returns to the discussion of what constitutes normality, which I began with my earlier article “What is Normal?”
American Literature & Catholic Faith
The May/June issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printer. The issue’s theme is “American Literature & Catholic Faith”. Highlights:
Geoffrey M. Vaughan examines Orestes Brownson and the Natural Aristocracy.
Aaron Urbanczyk sees Mortality and Self-Confrontation in Death Comes for the Archbishop.
William Randall Lancaster recalls the literary and academic career of his grandfather, Charles Maxwell Lancaster.
John M. Gist considers Walker Percy and the God Question.
Kevin Duffy compares the depiction of sin and sinners in the works of Thomas Merton, Cormac McCarthy and in the TV series, True Detective.
Timothy D. Lusch looks at Monasticism and the Redemption of Walter Miller, Jr. in A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Jason Waskovich admires The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
Adam Beach lauds the writings and witness of Wendell Berry, “A Prophet of Wholeness”.
Kevin O’Brien laments “the death of Catholic Literature”.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker compares C. S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength and Walker Percy’s The Thanatos Syndrome.
Donald DeMarco connects Chippewa Literature and Canadian Culture.
John Beaumont follows Katherine Brégy’s Road to Rome, writing of her conversion and her Catholicizing of Literary Culture.
K. V. Turley’s column, “Faith on Film”, focuses on “the long shadows cast by Nightmare Alley”.
Fr. Benedict Kiely sees a “light in the east” in the resurgent Christianity in eastern Europe.
Marie Dudzik reviews The Chain: A Story of Faith Seeking Understanding.
Matthew P. Akers reviews Archbishop Chaput’s Strangers in a Strange Land.
Louis Markos reviews Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor and Transcendence in Middle-earth.
Plus new poetry by Pavel Chichikov, D. Q. McInerny and Lydia Martin.
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An article of mine on the evidence for Shakespeare’s Catholicism is published today by the National Catholic Register:
My latest article for the Newman Society Journal gives an account of my recent voyage to the End of the World, or the World’s End:
What does the Risen Christ show us about the modern world and our place within it? These Easter Musings are the topic of my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative: