Monthly Archives: September 2010

Beauty for Truth’s Sake

Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education, Stratford Caldecott, Brazos Press, 2009. As a Secondary Religious Education and Philosophy teacher I have given some thought and study to the question of Catholic Education. Sometimes in my more leisurely … Continue reading

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Newman Biographies

For those of you caught up by our Newman Day seminar on September 18 and/or the beatification ceremonies of September 19 and  asking what Newman introductions and biographies are available, here are some rambling notes; The best books on Newman … Continue reading

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On the right tract with John Henry Newman

Please excuse the pathetic pun in my subject heading. I simply want to bring your attention to a booklet I am presently reading about this upcoming beatus. This tract on Newman is a pamphlet put out by the U.K. Catholic … Continue reading

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When Marxists Defend Christians

Terry Eagleton is a literary theorist and cultural critic, someone who reflects on the nature of literature, what it accomplishes in individuals, reading communities, and culture, as well as how various forces (from the psychological to the political) shape it. … Continue reading

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The Mass and the New Evangelization

In celebration of the Year of the Family, Holy Family Parish, New Hamburg, presents: The Mass and the New Evangelization, a talk on the power of the Mass and our call to preach the Gospel to all nations by Michael … Continue reading

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Newman and Fairbairn

This month as well readers may wish to be on the outlook for the fall 2010 edition of the Newman Studies Journal 7/2, which promises to contain an article by Adam Stewart, whom some of you will remember from his … Continue reading

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Why go to Church?

I suppose that the English Dominican, Timothy Radcliffe, Master of the Order of Preachers 1992-2001, is a “liberal.” After all, as someone once pointed out to me, intending the remark to be negative: “Radcliffe’s most recent Why go to Church? … Continue reading

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Intellectual Appetite

At the beginning of the “new school year” Paul Griffiths, Intellectual Appetite: A theological Grammar (Catholic University of America Press, 2009) will well repay even a quick review. As with his earlier work, it is crisply written and accessible to all. There are no footnotes, but a thoughtful reader will immediately grasp the wealth of learning that stands behind the piece. Continue reading

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