Stormfields

John William Corrington delivered “The Academic Revolution,” which is part memoir, as a lecture at Centenary College in 1969. In this talk, Corrington seeks to develop what he calls his “ontologies,” which he adopted in part while he… Read More

John William Corrington on the Academic Revolution — The Literary Lawyer: A Forum for the Legal and Literary Communities

Science Fiction and Fantasy, once despised by the creators of popular entertainment as well as literary scholars, have not only risen in the eyes of serious students of literature but among the general public. What accounts for this… Read More

The Pioneers of Pulp — M.C. Tuggle, Writer

David Deavel’s Latest

Catholic Vision class in Stizmann Hall

Dr. DD, teaching at UST.

My awesome friend, David Deavel, has been writing like a mad man (look at that sartorial color scheme for proof!).  Here are the results of his scary brilliance.  Enjoy!

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First, a couple of Q & A columns for the Catholic Servant: one on the “usefulness” of the elderly in the life of the Church and one on the 5 precepts of the Catholic Church (attached).

Second, the summer and fall prefaces to Logos:  the summer a biographical sketch of the late Don Briel, founder of Catholic Studies (https://www.stthomas.edu/media/catholicstudies/center/logosjournal/archives/2018vol/21.3Preface.pdf)   and the fall concerning Thomists and the environment, in which I look closely at my colleague Chris Thompson’s new book, The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism.  

https://www.stthomas.edu/media/catholicstudies/center/logosjournal/archives/2018vol/21.4Preface.pdf

Third, a column in Gilbert magazine wherein I sketch the life and work of the now forgotten celebrity man of letters William Lyon Phelps (attached).

Fourth, my recently published lecture on Blessed Newman’s Feast Day wherein I talk about a Newmanian way to approach crisis in the Church.  https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/10/17/a-true-antagonist-for-a-broken-world-faith-in-a-secular-age/

Finally, if you prefer going to sleep to the sound of my voice rather than the sight of my prose, here’s the podcast of my latest guest appearance on Indianapolis Catholic Radio’s Catholic Cave show—“The Future of Christendom,” where I talk about my article and the situation of the Church today.  https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-24rhm-9cbbdd

Yes, I realize we’ve had this debate before, with Bryan Morey ably defending the a-political and anti-political standpoint. Yet, here it is again. One of my favorite bands has released an album that is unapologetically political. It’s even… Read More

Leave the Politics Out: Editorial — Progarchy

In my edition of John William Corrington’s essays, I assembled Corrington’s unpublished notes and sections of his unpublished lectures from the early 1970s that he maintained in one document. Because of the subject matter, I titled this section… Read More

John William Corrington on Intuition and Intellect — The Literary Lawyer: A Forum for the Legal and Literary Communities

One of the most important aspects of early American history is just how devoid of actual Roman Catholics it is. Obviously, on the North American continent, Catholicism throve in the French and Spanish areas and, frequently, among American… Read More

Anti-Catholicism in Early America & the Burning of a Convent — The Imaginative Conservative

Ray Bradbury at TAC

october_country4I had the privilege of writing about one of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury, over at TAC.  Please check it out, if you have the time and desire.

The crispness of the air, the cider, the corn mazes, the migration of birds, the smell of dust, the darkening of the days, the hay rides, the Feast of St. Francis, the change of colors, and the falling of leaves all signify the transition to the wonderful season of autumn. Cyclical, the seasons come and go. Yet somehow—whether we’ve experienced it 14 times or 51 times—the arrival of fall always seems to startle anew our longing for things otherworldly.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/birzer/the-autumnal-imagination-of-ray-bradbury/

God Bless You, Frank Miller | The American Conservative

Frank Miller is to comics and film what Neil Peart is to rock and what Camille Paglia is to academia. He is nothing less than himself.  Always and everywhere, he is purely Frank Miller. It seems, he could be nothing other than Frank Miller. If he changes, he can only become even more Frank Miller. On September 11, 2001, however, Frank Miller became more fully Frank Miller.

— Read on www.theamericanconservative.com/birzer/god-bless-you-frank-miller/

776633bc66c51a9bf5e3e79ed7ff95bfI had a wonderful time talking with one of the best up and coming scholars in American history, Daniel Gullotta of Stanford.

Please check out our in-depth conversation regarding the good and bad of Andrew Jackson.

And, make sure to subscribe to Daniel’s podcast, so that you’re always up on the best of the history of the early American republic.

 

https://theageofjacksonpodcast.com/2018/10/05/episode-44-in-defense-of-andrew-jackson-with-bradley-j-birzer/

Cicero (Full Lecture)

Cicero

The greatest republican of the ancient world, Cicero.

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