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    Reading and Community

    November 23, 2015 5:49 pm 3 Comments

    The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, has a profile of the Misfits, a group of men who get together to read and discuss works of literature: On a soggy November evening, 14 Catholic men sloshed their way to a taproom in Stillwater, shook off… Read more »

    Tags: book clubs reading groups

  2. John Herreid

    Killing the Dragon

    November 20, 2015 1:19 pm 2 Comments

    After it was posted several times on social media, I finally watched a short video of a French father comforting his child who was asking about the terror attacks in Paris. His answer was that we would fight the bad men with guns with flowers and love. The child looks… Read more »

    Tags: children G.K. Chesterton terrorism

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    The “Author of the End of the World”?

    November 16, 2015 3:27 pm Leave a Comment

    The Catholic Weekly, an Australian Catholic newspaper, has released an in-depth interview with Michael D. O’Brien, speaking with him about his views on faith, writing, the end times, and his new novel Elijah in Jerusalem. It’s a fascinating conversation. Here are some excerpts: On the world today: We are now… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews elijah in jerusalem Michael O'Brien

  4. John Herreid

    A Story for the Restless: We’ll Never Tell Them

    November 13, 2015 1:22 pm 3 Comments

    There are two very powerful myths most of us at some level buy into, given that they are myths that permeate the modern world. The first is that we can always reinvent ourselves; that we are the sole authors of our destinies, and can remake ourselves into whoever we want… Read more »

    Tags: book review Fiorella de Maria we'll never tell them

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    Shining a Literary Light

    November 10, 2015 10:59 am Leave a Comment

    Earlier this year, it was announced that the first annual Aquinas Award for Fiction would be awarded to Lucy Beckett for her novel The Leaves are Falling. Ignatius Press Marketing director Anthony Ryan traveled to Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee to accept the award on her behalf. The award was… Read more »

    Tags: aquinas award Catholic literature joseph pearce Lucy Beckett The Leaves Are Falling

  6. rain


    November 6, 2015 1:18 pm 4 Comments

    This week it rained. This may not seem like an occurrence worth recording to many of you, but to those of us in this parched region of California, it was momentous. Our puppy, Snowy, had never encountered this before and had to be physically brought out into the yard to… Read more »

    Tags: art appreciation film Ida Elisabeth literature Manalive music the spirit of the liturgy

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    First Chapter: A Cry of Stone

    November 5, 2015 2:43 pm Leave a Comment

    Read the first chapter of the novel A Cry of Stone by Michael O’Brien. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! 1 First she was small. She was very, very small, and that was good because no one could see her. Only… Read more »

    Tags: book excerpts cry of stone First Chapter Michael O'Brien

  8. Meryl Kaleida

    Are You Blind?

    November 3, 2015 11:00 am 1 Comment

    I have been on another Dean Koontz kick, and over the last six months I have read 77 Shadow Street, The Husband, The Bad Place, By the Light of the Moon, Watchers, Breathless and most recently Your Heart Belongs to Me. While I enjoyed all of them, I still maintain… Read more »

    Tags: book reviews Dean Koontz reflection reviews suspense your heart belongs to me

  9. John Herreid

    Spooky Links at a Distance

    October 30, 2015 4:53 pm Leave a Comment

    It’s Halloween weekend, so time for some varied spooky links! First up, “Kill the Moon”, one of the scarier episodes of Doctor Who in the past year (featuring moon spiders!) gets reviewed at First Things, exploring the pro-life implications of the episode. Alexi Sargeant says “The episode proposes something like… Read more »

    Tags: doctor who dracula frankenstein halloween horror links monsters

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    Short Story: The Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson

    October 29, 2015 11:42 am Leave a Comment

    “You can’t begin and then stop.  If you begin, you must keep on beginning; that’s the truth.  No rest for the wicked.” Horror is a genre that is often used to illustrate the price of immorality. It has been given a bad name by endless schlocky and titillating modern iterations,… Read more »

    Tags: horror robert louis stevenson short story

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