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  • Shortly after hearing of the late Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, my friends sent me texts: “I heard. I’m sorry.” Strange. I must have talked about this man, a movie actor who I did not know and who I never […]

    My Neighbor Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Shortly after hearing of the late Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, my friends sent me texts: “I heard. I’m sorry.” Strange. I must have talked about this man, a movie actor who I did not know and who I never […]

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  • In his 1989 address to the graduating class of Dartmouth College the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky decided to forego the platitudes that comprise such ceremonies to instead admit that “a substantial part of what lies ahead of you is going […]

    Surviving the Sahara: On Being Bored

    In his 1989 address to the graduating class of Dartmouth College the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky decided to forego the platitudes that comprise such ceremonies to instead admit that “a substantial part of what lies ahead of you is going […]

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  •  — “Born from the silence of wonder, or from the demands of a sincere heart, art strives to get closer to the mystery of reality.” – John Paul II CATENA ARTISTORUM A Cultural Pilgrimage in Southern France for artists from […]

    Catena Artistorum Cultural Pilgrimage to France

     — “Born from the silence of wonder, or from the demands of a sincere heart, art strives to get closer to the mystery of reality.” – John Paul II CATENA ARTISTORUM A Cultural Pilgrimage in Southern France for artists from […]

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  • Flannery O’Connor. A Prayer Journal. Ed. W.A. Sessions. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013, 112 pp., £10.87/$18.00 cloth. I can’t imagine any scenario in which Mary Flannery O’Connor would be happy to know her youthful, private supplications and confessions […]

    Review: “Nothing Left to Say of Me” – Flannery O’Connor’s A Prayer Journal

    Flannery O’Connor. A Prayer Journal. Ed. W.A. Sessions. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013, 112 pp., £10.87/$18.00 cloth. I can’t imagine any scenario in which Mary Flannery O’Connor would be happy to know her youthful, private supplications and confessions […]

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  • A work of art is a new creation, a thing with an existence of its own. As such it lives and speaks not only according to its creator’s original plan, but often far beyond the original concept in its creator’s […]

    The Art of Love

    A work of art is a new creation, a thing with an existence of its own. As such it lives and speaks not only according to its creator’s original plan, but often far beyond the original concept in its creator’s […]

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  • Have you heard of the Maker Movement?   I recently picked up a book titled The Maker Movement Manifesto (McGraw Hill, 2014).  In this book, Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, argues that a Robin Hood-like revolution is underway in the […]

    Is The Maker Movement Making Souls?

    Have you heard of the Maker Movement?   I recently picked up a book titled The Maker Movement Manifesto (McGraw Hill, 2014).  In this book, Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, argues that a Robin Hood-like revolution is underway in the […]

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  • Editor’s Note: In this second response to Michael Ward’s post, “The Next C.S. Lewis? A Note on Austin Farrer,” Professor Ann Loades gives a contrasting perspective. Whilst delighted that some attention is being given to one of the finest Anglophone philosopher-theologians of […]

    Austin Farrer: A Very Different ‘Kettle of Fish’

    Editor’s Note: In this second response to Michael Ward’s post, “The Next C.S. Lewis? A Note on Austin Farrer,” Professor Ann Loades gives a contrasting perspective. Whilst delighted that some attention is being given to one of the finest Anglophone philosopher-theologians of […]

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