A lot of my readers are writers…

…I am pleased to report. And they are writing me to let you know about various projects they are involved in. I’m always happy to see writers–especially new ones–spread their wings. So here is a small grab bag of projects that are out. Reader Elaine Spencer writes: You may recall me asking you about breaking [Read More…]

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Captain Kirk’s Dereliction of Duty

In which The Catholic Imagination confronts some of the problems with certain genres of sci-fi. I think this is certainly true of the kind of sci-fi represented by, for instance, Star Trek and some of the various other “man is evolving into a post religious being” types who trace their views back to the pernicious [Read More…]

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The New Geocentrists

One of the weird things about the 21st century is that the democratizing effect of social media means that anybody–anybody–with a keyboard can spout any damn fool nonsense and find a willing networks of cranks who will believe and promote it. What used to require a mimeograph and a lot of licked stamps now can [Read More…]

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The Story of the Entropy Academy is Now Available!

The Entropy Academy was the homeschool founded and led by the most excellent Alison Bernhoft.  Among her many sterling students was Shea scion Number 2, Matthew (aka “Cow”, don’t ask).  Alison account of those years is written in her characteristic delightful prose (her Christmas letters have been prized at Chez Shea for years).: Finally, and [Read More…]

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My Pal Bill Dodds has some freebie books!

He writes: Free books today and tomorrow (Thursday, Friday) New novel by Bill Dodds “Mildred Nudge: A Widower’s Tale” And some of my other books. Get ’em while they’re free! [Read more…]

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Rod Bennett is an Ornament of the Church

…and a delightful writer and thinker who deserves a *far* greater audience than he has yet gotten. I love the man. He is a gifted storyteller as his book Four Witnesses eloquently attests: [Read more…]

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A reader has a brilliant idea

He writes: I am grateful that you mentioned that a book of yours was on Kindle. He means This is My Body. Though I also have By What Authority?, The Heart of Catholic Prayer, Salt and Light, Disorientation, and The Work of Mercy available on Kindle as well.  And of course, they and many others [Read More…]

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Chris Lansdown has another book

The author of a book about prieeeeeests innnnnnnn spaaaaaaaace also has a story called Ordinary Superheroes set in a Christian universe and exploring ideas of good and evil, not impulse and gratification. It’s a story of superheroes going on a quest to save the world because he loves adventure stories about people on quests to [Read More…]

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Patheosi Sam Rocha…

has published a new Primer for Philosophy and Education. Check thou it out! [Read more…]

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Author Christopher Lansdown writes:

I’m a catholic convert (from Greek Orthodoxy, granted, but I was actually raised in the Anglican church) with a long-time atheist friend, who suggested that I write a story about a priest in space, which I did. It’s a somewhat older-style science fiction, where the future is more or less an analog for the past. [Read More…]

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