A conversation with Alan Powell, star of the upcoming movie The Song, which is inspired by the Song of Solomon.
Ecclesia et Civitas
The Song is
a romantic drama inspired by the Song of Solomon with a modern-day setting: today’s
country music scene. Written and directed by Richard Ramsey and releasing
nationwide on September 26 from Samuel Goldwyn Films and City On A Hill Studio,
The Song addresses themes of love, sex, and the meaning of...
Contrary to what many people believe, no society can maximize free choice and all societies involve some sort of compulsion
liberals consider traditional moral restrictions cruel in their very
essence. Each of us, they believe, should be as free as possible to
pursue his happiness as he sees it, consistent with the equal ability of
others to do the same.
To reject that position, as Catholics and
other moral traditionalists do, is either intentionally to block
happiness or to substitute th...
Once a year, a group of admirers of G.K. Chesterton make a 30-mile pilgrimage from the site of his birth to his grave. This year’s trek included several Chestertonian touches.
before 8 am, on July 30, 2014, I
made my way to a church in Kensington, London. As I drew nearer I saw smoke
rising, and, nearer still, found a young man puffing on a fat cigar. It was
then I knew I had arrived at the right place.
come to join the Catholic G.K.
Where and why Catholics agree—and disagree—with Muslims
Although the topic of violence in
Islam is a controversial one, Benedict XVI placed it at the center of his
treatment of our knowledge of God within his often misunderstood and
misrepresented Regensburg Lecture, given eight years ago, on September 12,
2006. Put simply, false views of God’s nature can lead to religiously motivated
actions, such as terrorism and violent...
Naomi Schaefer Riley's book, Got Religion?, explores what thriving religious institutions are doing to attract young people
age twenty-three, I was asked to join the parish council at my church
on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where I’d been an active parishioner
for several years. Upon accepting the invitation, I realized I was the
youngest representative by at least twenty years. Like many churches, my
parish recognized we had a sizable number of young adults who would
attend weekly Mass...