DIY church architecture, morality & beauty, and taking gold from the Egyptians.
Andrew Sullivan muses about how he used to be a human being before the Internet frazzled his brain. "I tried reading books, but that skill now began to elude me. After a couple of pages, my fingers twitched for a keyboard. I tried meditation, but my mind bucked and bridled as I tried to still it.... … [Read More...]
This is a saga about the remarkable survival of a precious crucifix from Italy, a bittersweet story that is not quite over yet. The crucifix was first installed in 1907 at a little mission church that was built to serve the mostly Italian neighborhood of Northside San José, and it has survived … [Read More...]
There’s an article going around the internet among many of my friends, especially the fans of Walker Percy, concerning Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes. “It was his impression that not only he but other people felt better during hurricanes,” Percy wrote in The Last Gentleman, and the article … [Read More...]
Feature Ordered Creation: Life and Art Within an Atelier Essay and Photography by Matthew Lomanno Fiction Seventy Times Seven Times Christopher J. Scalia Presence Ruth Daniell Nonfiction Torturing Jews and Weeping Over Schubert: Have the Humanities Failed to Humanize Us? Mark … [Read More...]
Is The Pilgrim's Progress the perfect American epic? Matthew Schmitz considers this thesis at First Things. "Bunyan lived in a time when every man seemed an Ishmael without inheritance, a Ulysses incapable of feeling at home. He wished to provide a path toward a home in which we can rest." The … [Read More...]