I am teaching a course on the greatest Christian poetry for Homeschool Connections. It will be based on my book, Poems Every Catholic Should Know. The course is open to all high school students, not merely homeschoolers. Please follow this link for details of how to enroll:
Faith & Culture has just posted a podcast interview I did with my friend and colleague, Christopher Blum, on the topic of Shakespeare’s Catholicism:
So what does an Englishman, or at least this particular Englishman, think of the Fourth of July? All is revealed in this article of mine in the Imaginative Conservative:
Gerard Manley Hopkins & the Grandeur of God
The July/August issue of the St. Austin Review is hot off the press!
Highlights of the “Hopkins & the Grandeur of God” theme issue:
Hannah Hubin sketches the Life and Work of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Veronica A. Arntz admires “The Grandeur of God in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins”.
Bernadette Waterman Ward writes on “Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Blessed Virgin Mary”.
Lydia Martin examines “The Wreck of the Deutschland and the Wounds of Christ”.
Nicholas Check sees Prophecy and the Paradox of Vocation in Hopkins’ Poetry.
Fr. Peter Milward follows “The Ways of Mysticism in the Poetry of Hopkins”.
Donald DeMarco finds that “Hope is Unsinkable” in Hopkins’ “Wreck of the Deutschland”.
Timothy Matthew Collins perceives Catholic artists as “Bohemians of the Holy Ghost”.
Kevin O’Brien endures a tribute to the Beatles in Vegas, discovering that “All You Need is Love (and Money, Booze, and Prostitutes)”.
K. V. Turley discovers “A Coded Message” in Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.
Susan Treacy looks at “The Land of Fátima and the Golden Age of Sacred Music”.
Fr. Benedict Kiely is scandalized by “Brave New Britain”.
Sara Foote waxes eloquent on “C. S. Lewis & the Meaning of Conversion”.
Benjamin V. Beier reviews The Case for Catholic Education by Ryan Topping.
Stephen Tomlinson reviews Heroism and Genius by William J. Slattery.
Gwen Adams reviews Littlest Suffering Souls by Austin Ruse.
Portia Hopkins reviews The Incarnation of the Poetic Word by Michael Martin.
Brendan D. King reviews An Anthology of Twentieth Century Scottish Gaelic Verse.
New Poetry by Kevin Bezner, Pavel Chichikov, David Lyle Jeffrey, D. Q. McInerny, and Charlotte Ostermann.
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What exactly were the Middle Ages? What can they teach the modern world? These questions are considered in an article of mine in the National Catholic Register: