Things tagged Catholicism


  1. James Casper

    Blackrobes on the Quad

    July 1, 2016 1:23 pm 1 Comment

    “Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.” — Stephen Daedalus, A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by James Joyce Chance readers of my contributions to… Read more »

    Tags: Catholicism college Jesuits Memoir vatican ii

  2. James Casper

    The Catholic Novelist As Peddler in Bleak Midwinter

    January 27, 2016 1:35 pm Leave a Comment

    A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. —T. S. Eliot, Journey of the Magi Outside the church after Mass, beyond perfunctory handshakes, breaths… Read more »

    Tags: Catholicism Everywhere in Chains writing

  3. John Herreid

    Embedding the Question

    December 31, 2015 5:56 pm 6 Comments

    “The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” —G. K. Chesterton The other day I was listening to an interview with an actor. He brought up the fact that he had been raised Catholic but fell away after reaching adulthood. His reasoning was something along the… Read more »

    Tags: agnosticism Catholicism gauguin religious education

  4. John Herreid

    Catholic Literature’s Bill of Health

    January 20, 2015 10:01 am 1 Comment

    Over at Catholic World Report, Carl Olson talks with Dana Gioia (we talked about him here previously) about the upcoming “Future of the Catholic Imagination” conference that will be held in February at the University of Southern California. Says Gioia: We are bringing hundreds of writers, teachers, and intellectuals together… Read more »

    Tags: Artur Rosman Carl Olson Catholicism Dana Gioia Gregory Wolfe IMAGE Journal literature Piers Paul Read

  5. Dan at Ignatius

    News & Links after Michaelmas

    September 30, 2013 8:00 am 7 Comments

    Okay, so the Feast of Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, the archangels, was overridden by the regular Sunday observance this year. But it’s still a wonderful word, and, besides suggesting a baptized culture that takes its holidays from actual holy days, it can have a particularly literary feel for Americans…. Read more »

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  6. Piers Paul Read

    The Catholic Novelist in a Secular Society

    September 6, 2013 1:46 pm Leave a Comment

    An excerpt from Piers Paul Read’s essay “The Catholic Novelist in a Secular Society”, from his book Hell and Other Destinations: The Catholic writer has to acknowledge that today’s non-Catholic reader may be put off his fiction by his Catholicism… Of course such an orthodox Catholic author may have his… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Catholicism culture Evelyn Waugh novelists writing

  7. T. M. Doran

    Formation via Fiction?

    August 12, 2013 8:10 am 1 Comment

    Many in the world are formed, at least in part, by fiction, and if they don’t experience the Catholic perspective (as distinct from Catholic doctrine, commentary, and apologetics) there will be little or no counterbalance to the secular perspective. Literature from a Catholic perspective can be evangelizing in the sense… Read more »

    Tags: Catholicism fiction