THE CIGAR FACTORY – A Book Recommendation

I love Charleston, S.C. It is a beautiful city with some of the best food in the country and I say that as someone who enjoyed the picturesque and tasty treats of New Orleans for fifteen years. Regrettably, even though I live only an hour from Charleston, I don't get to visit the Holy City … Continue reading THE CIGAR FACTORY – A Book Recommendation

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Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

via Today we sing Cardinal Newman’s hymn, “Lead, Kindly Light,” which his own life embodied and faith made bold: “I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me.” John Henry Newman was many things. The article above will give those unfamiliar with the Church's newest Saint a succinct summary of … Continue reading Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’

"The imaginative power of Star Wars’s IP has been systematically stripped away into a confused and contradictory mess loaded down with contemporary politics. The simple, yet rich story of the originals (and even of the prequels, for all their faults) now suffers from a soulless and pointless tumor that grinds the rich characters of the … Continue reading Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’

The X-Men Go To Church

Below are snippets from a long-lost episode of the X-Men's long-storied past. This is an episode not likely to be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Too bad. I'd wager it would be more critically and commercially successful than the misadventure which is the most  Recent Installment  in Marvel Comics' mutants movie franchise. … Continue reading The X-Men Go To Church

The Converts – A Book Recommendation

This 1967 novel opens a wide, picturesque window onto life in the Roman Empire in the 5th Century. Curiously, if not eerily, the view is a mirror to our own time. The window the novel provides for us to peer through are the sharply intelligent eyes of Alypius, the young, sensitive friend of Saint Augustine … Continue reading The Converts – A Book Recommendation

The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

The High Crusade is a delightful book, one of my all-time favorites. I've often thought of officially reviewing it myself but I've never gotten around to it. The closest I've come is recommend it among others in my  Galactic Christendom: A Short History  post a couple of months back. No worries. I recently came across a … Continue reading The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’

  Phillip K Dick has to have the distinction of being the science fiction writer with the most movies made from his works. Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall are probably the best known of the lot. The Pre-Persons, the short story you can read by clicking the link below, has never been adapted … Continue reading Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’