‘Wolf Hall’ and Upmarket Anti-Catholicism

April 22, 2015 George Weigel 0

“Wolf Hall,” the BBC adaptation of Hillary Mantel’s novel about early Tudor England, began airing on PBS’s “Masterpiece Theater” Easter Sunday night. It’s brilliant television. It’s also a serious distortion of history. And it proves, […]

Ars Memoriae

July 28, 2013 John B. Buescher 0

In the 1960s, contrary to the inherited wisdom of mankind, educators in general and Catholic educators, too, decided that having students memorize things was a terrible notion. If I recall, the thinking was that memorizing […]

Can Beauty Save the World?

April 30, 2012 Dr. Eric Cunningham 0

• Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age. By Gregory Wolfe (Wilmington: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011). 278 pages. One Friday afternoon before Christmas break last year, a seminarian came by my office […]

If Sigmund Freud Met C.S. Lewis

April 24, 2012 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Toward the end of the play Freud’s Last Session, a fictional conversation about the meaning of human life between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis concludes, “How mad, to think we could untangle the world’s greatest […]

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Two videos of novelist MIchael O’Brien

January 10, 2012 CWR Staff 0

Michael O’Brien is a professional artist and iconographer and the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including his seven-volume series of novels published by Ignatius Press, notably the best-selling Father Elijah. His most […]