Captain Philips

I just took in the new American-everyman Tom Hank's movie, Captain Philips which, surprisingly from its limited quality, has made over $218 million so...

By Reason Alone: Assembling the great puzzle

By Reason Alone: Assembling the Great Puzzle by Jacek Bacz Justin Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-98131-844-8 At the start of this rewarding book Jacek Bacz states that it is...

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is a powerful film based on the memoir by Solomon Northup published in 1853. The film has won 134 awards since...

Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life

August Turak has written a delightful little book – and by ‘little’, I mean the term in a way similar to Christ’s usage of...

CBC Exposed

CBC Exposed by Brian Lilley Freedom Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-98816-910-4 Softcover, pp. 185; price: $22.36 CAD My relationship with the CBC as a listener ended about a decade ago...

A Review of Father Jonathan Robinson’s “The Mass and Modernity”

Jonathan Robinson, The Mass and Modernity: Walking to Heaven Backwards. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005. (First published in the Chesterton Review) When I mentioned Father...

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols by Mike Aquilina illustrated by Lea Marie Ravotti Our Sunday Visitor, 2008 ISBN 978-1-59276-450-1 More devotional than academic, this book begins by...

The Holy Rosary Through the Visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Compiled and edited by Fr. Mark Higgins Catholic Way Publishing, 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-510-9 Paperback CDN$13.08 on Amazon.ca In modern-day Marian apparitions, Our Blessed Mother repeats her urgent message:...

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...

The Twilight of American Enlightenment

The average age of North Americans is forty-one; this means that most people have no personal recollection of the decade of the 1950s, the...