The Dispatch

Capiz Paról

December 16, 2020 Ann Applegarth 4

“. . .and the night spreads a new light that no darkness can obscure, and perennial faith shines forth.” – St. Ambrose From the window it beckons: Come! Come, you who dwell in shadows. Come, […]


The Fiction of Robert Hugh Benson

July 10, 2015 Ann Applegarth 3

Both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI (when he was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger) have encouraged Catholics to read Lord of the World, Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson’s 1907 novel that eerily predicted the state of the […]


A Poet Reflects on Our Times

June 20, 2012 Ann Applegarth 0

When Dana Gioia (pronounced JOY-uh) was appointed Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California, the position he now holds, David St. John of USC described his new colleague […]