Or, do educated women want children?
As a parish priest, I often hear stories about homeschooling families who have been put through the ringer when it comes to preparing for the sacraments. Their priests indicate that they must pay for and join the required, officially sanctioned religious classes offered by the parish because they … [Read More...]
It is indeed an impossible thing, on finishing Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, to shake off her unique vision of dystopia. While her predecessors in the genre, particularly Orwell and Huxley, dreamed of world orders that were arguably still quite distant from our own, Atwood anchors her … [Read More...]
Ask any group of reasonably well-read Catholics to name a living Catholic horror writer, and, since the death of William Peter Blatty early last year, the only one they can usually come up with is Dean Koontz. (I should know. I’ve made the experiment on multiple occasions.) But during the past … [Read More...]
In the early, 1860s, Louisa May Alcott was working on her latest masterpiece. That's right, Pauline's Passion and Punishment, a sordid little tale of revenge and romance. Here's the glorious first paragraph: To and fro, like a wild creature in its cage, paced that handsome woman, with bent head, … [Read More...]
While the Anglosphere clearly has an unending hunger for all of Prof. John Tolkien’s imaginative works, we do not seem to know how to properly appreciate or exploit that work. Or rather, we exploit it poorly because we do not appreciate it for what it was. The years after The Professor’s death were … [Read More...]