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,...

Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor

(Saint Thomas More was put to death on July 6th, even though we celebrate his feast on June 22nd, the day when his compatriot...

A traditional gem from a young composer: a review of “New Catholic Hymns”

It is unusual to encounter newly-written sacred music that appeals to traditional hymnodic taste; perhaps it is unsurprising that when such music does appear,...

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...

Pilgrim Eagle: A Review of Charles A. Coulombe’s History Text Puritan’s Empire

  “This above all: To thine own self be true.”   -William Shakespeare       Puritan’s Empire by Charles A. Coulombe is a unique tour-de-force of American history from a Catholic...

On the Lord’s Appearing: A Review

(From the archives, but always new, here is a review of an excellent book by Father Jonathan Robinson, provost of the Toronto Oratory.  A...

Marie of the Incarnation: A Canadian Mystic

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A Review   Pierre Gervais is a Canadian-born Jesuit, professor of systematic, sacramental, and spiritual...

Festival and Ferial, by Anna Rist: A Review

Festival and Ferial Anna Rist Kaufmann Publishing, St. Simon’s Island , 2014 ISBN : 978-0-9905329-3-4   In one of his Odes (IV.2) Horace describes the danger of trying to...

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...