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  1. Dan at Ignatius

    Percy at 100

    March 30, 2016 5:31 am Leave a Comment

    The third annual Walker Percy Weekend is being held in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The first was at the time briefly noted in this space, and an organizer recently reached out to say “come on over” this year. (Not “come on over and we’ll cover the entry fee”, alas.) If crawdad… Read more »

    Tags: American South Catholic culture conferences culture links novelists novels Walker Percy

  2. Our War on Christmas (and How to Lose It)

    December 31, 2014 5:25 pm 1 Comment

    On this seventh day of Christmas, with the stress of holiday visits fading and the new year hard ahead, I’d like to look at the recent metaphor, widely used, of a war on Christmas. It’s an idea touted in one venue and mocked in another. The idea is that overdeveloped… Read more »

    Tags: Charles Dickens Christmas culture G.K. Chesterton John Henry Newman scrooge

  3. Dan at Ignatius

    Walker Percy Gets Conferenced

    June 9, 2014 2:41 pm 1 Comment

    They were turning people away over at Rod Dreher’s moderately sized Walker Percy conference in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who didn’t know there was any sort of Walker Percy conference going on anywhere. Or a Walker Percy walking bourbon tour and crawfish boil,… Read more »

    Tags: American South Catholic culture Catholic literature conferences culture festivals links literature novelists Walker Percy

  4. John Herreid

    Memory and Sensation: Feeding the Imagination

    December 16, 2013 10:35 am Leave a Comment

    “Any agnostic or atheist whose childhood has known a real Christmas has ever afterwards, whether he likes it or not, an association in his mind between two ideas that most of mankind must regard as remote from each other; the idea of a baby and the idea of unknown strength… Read more »

    Tags: culture family religion teaching

  5. 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