Literature
6 Books on Islam by Catholic Scholar Robert Spencer

6 Books on Islam by Catholic Scholar Robert Spencer

Opus Dei Father C.J. McCloskey, a Church historian and research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, referred to Robert Spencer as "perhaps the foremost Catholic expert on Islam in our country."
12 of the Best GK Chesterton Quotes

12 of the Best GK Chesterton Quotes

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”
3 Thoughts on God in Tolkien's Middle-Earth

3 Thoughts on God in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth

"Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament."
Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante’s Punishment for the Self-Violent

Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.
"Who is the Catholic Writer in America?" and 10 Other Questions with Tuscany Press

“Who is the Catholic Writer in America?” and 10 Other Questions with Tuscany Press

Listers, recently I have discovered a new outlet of Catholic media that is fighting against the current crisis of Catholic authorship. In a world where the Catholic perspective of life is seen as illegitimate or wrong, Tuscany Press is providing a means in which the Catholic writer who is “anonymously toiling” to have an opportunity...
6 Catholic Poems that Testify to God's Love

6 Catholic Poems that Testify to God’s Love

Listers, the Catholic Church has a vast reservoir of beautiful poetry that testifies to God’s love for Creation and us. Poetry is an excellent tool of praise and acknowledgement of all that God has given us. Perhaps not as simple nor as easily entertaining as prose would be, poetry has an added facet that is...
Beyond Here Be Dragons: 17 Questions with Catholic Author David Athey

Beyond Here Be Dragons: 17 Questions with Catholic Author David Athey

Listers, seeing books as a means of entertainment or escape is the common misconception of many people because they fail to acknowledge that a book can be very dangerous (sometimes they are dangerous in a good way and other times dangerous in a bad way). All books, no matter if it is either light bubblegum...
Et Vidit Deus Quod Esset Bonum: 5 Reasons to Read the New Novel "Christopher"

Et Vidit Deus Quod Esset Bonum: 5 Reasons to Read the New Novel “Christopher”

Listers, the crisis of contemporary literature can only be alleviated by the united effort of the Catholic community. One of my proposed remedies to this grievous situation is by encouraging (nay, beseeching) Catholic media outlets like blogs, television, and radio to give Catholic writers and artists the exposure they deserve. Today I am going to...
5 Quotes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux's "The Story of a Soul"

5 Quotes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s “The Story of a Soul”

"Somehow a celibate little nun who died at the age of 24 was teaching me to be a kinder wife, a more patient mother, and, most of all, a more faithful Christian."
3 Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul

3 Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul

Listers, contemporary Catholic authors are becoming more and more of an endangered species in the world of literature. Catholic authors have to toe a very thin line when trying to write works that will testify to the Catholic experience in art and literature. However, this is difficult when trying to appeal to a secular audience....
5 More Short Stories That Every Catholic Should Read

5 More Short Stories That Every Catholic Should Read

Listers, fiction has a savage appeal to authors and readers because they get entertainment out of some character’s suffering or unhappiness. However, to the credit of all fans of the written word, they also derive entertainment in a resolution, but that always means that something must first be resolved. Why are we, members of humanity,...
6 Children's Picture Books Perfect for a Catholic Family Bookshelf

6 Children’s Picture Books Perfect for a Catholic Family Bookshelf

Listers, One of the many essential tools to teaching our children about the glory and depth of our faith is the picture book. Children often have short attention spans, and their comprehension skills are still not as developed and refined as adults; however, that should not prevent us from sharing with them the truth, the...