Shakespeare on Love: Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet

The state of commentary on the works of Shakespeare shares a lot with the sad state of affairs concerning scripture scholarship. In both cases instead of exegesis and drawing out of the text, we get eisegesis and a reading into the text. interpretations that say more about the commentator than the text. Just like “the [Read More...]

The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows

The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows is the new biography written by Mother Dolores Hart and Richard DeNeut. Much has been made of the actress who was Elvis’ first kiss in a film that went on to enter a Benedicine monastery. Yet the Elvis aspect is probably the [Read More...]

American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America

I am usually rather delighted whenever I find a book to review in my mailbox. When I received American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America I was certainly eager to read it. This new release by Russell Shaw is put out by Ignatius Press. It seems book subtitles [Read More...]


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