Venantius’ Vexilla Regis Prodeunt

Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus was a self-described wandering minstrel in Europe of the very early Middle Ages, or late Antiquity, or the inaptly-described 'Dark Ages',...

A Catholic Scientist Champions the Shroud of Turin

The 'Shroud of Turin', widely held as the very burial sheet of Our Lord, imprinted miraculously with the image of His own body, will...

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: A book to read during Lent

One of the great spiritual books that it is surely advisable to be read during the Lenten journey is The Ladder of Divine Ascent, written...

Evelyn Waugh’s Bitter Trial

“It must be observed that if the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly.” St.Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II,...

Echoes of Ronald Knox and C.S. Lewis

Some years ago I wrote rather a long winded play, Shaw vs Chesterton, an imaginary debate between two great friends, G.K. Chesterton and Bernard...

Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ

Austin Ruse, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017.       With  modern medical breakthroughs, treatments and  medicines,...

Nebraska: A Review

Nebraska (2013) Written by Bob Nelson Directed by Alexander Payne A society which has lost its religion becomes sooner or later a society which has lost its...

Damsels in Distress (2012): A Film Review

Immediately before the credits roll, a notice appears on the screen to the effect that footnotes will follow. There are some, but they flash...

Sensible Miss Austen

It’s hard to contain my pleasure or my surprise at the continuing interest in Jane Austen. The more-or-less successful adaptations of her books for...

Love and Friendship: A Film Review

Love & Friendship (2016) Written and Directed by Whit Stillman Based on Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Whit Stillman’s partiality for Jane Austen is obvious in his first...