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  1. All This Useless Beauty

    Jessica Hooten Wilson discusses the countercultural power of beauty.

    Lady With An Ermine Da Vinci

  2. Fleabag, Fully-Clothed

    Roberto De La Noval explores the hit show Fleabag and the depths of desire.

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  3. Scrooge Had a Vocation Too!

    Dwight Lindley on the nature of Scrooge's call and response. 

    Tony Randall Scrooge

  4. Jeffrey Epstein's Lolita?

    Erik Eklund gives Lolita, and the metaphysics of writing, back to Nabokov. 

    Vladimir Nabokov Boxing

  5. The Universe as It Should Be

    Jason Baxter travels with the Desert Fathers, Dante, and Merton into natural contemplation.

    Edmund Hottenroth Ansicht Von Italien Mit Fischern In Ihren Booten 1837

  6. Where Is the Fault Lodged?

    Amy Welborn, author of over two dozen books on Catholic spirituality, revisits Souls and Bodies and the Sixties.

    Monument To The Hippie Era

  7. Once Upon a Time of Violence

    David Griffith, writer and educator, ponders the ties between real and on-screen violence with the help of Tarantino's latest film.


  8. Aquinas in Ecstasy

    Cyril O'Regan, ND Huisking Chair of Theology, encapsulates a recent ecstatic ressourcement of Aquinas's theology.

    Zurbaran Thomas Aquinas

  9. The Barbarian and the Virgin Mary

    Dwight Lindley, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale College, looks to the Virgin Mary for a non-abstract inclusivity.

    Virgin Mary Mantegna

  10. Pushing Back Against Marilynne Robinson's Theology

    Jessica Hooten Wilson, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at John Brown University, pushes back against Robinson's Emersonian theology with the help of Flannery O'Connor.


  11. Baudelaire, Maistre, and Original Sin

    Françoise Meltzer, Chair of the U. of Chicago Comparative Literature Department, looks at the influence of Maistre's philosophy upon Baudelaire's poetry.


  12. Lent Intensifies

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, notes how melody, harmony, and rhythm help us encounter Christ anew.

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  13. Brideshead Revisited During Lent

    Patrick Tomassi, teacher at Trinity Academy and blogger at Pop-Culture Pelican, takes a Lent journey through Evelyn Waugh's classic.

    Poussin Et In Arcadia Ego

  14. Glimpsing Eternity Through Lent Melody

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, continues her musical journey through Lent by suggesting how time might open up to eternity.

    Greater Poland Sacra Conversazione

  15. The (Video) Game Is On

    Rev. Mark A. Villano, campus minister at the University Catholic Center at UCLA, considers how entertainment and enrichment can coincide.

    Halo Video Game Franchise

  16. Facing Lent Discouragement

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, continues her musical journey through Lent with a focus on Lent failure.

    Wyspianski Planty At Dawn

  17. The Solemn Joy of Lent

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, starts a musical look at the growing anticipation amidst Lent penitence.

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  18. Who Is an African Without Ancestors?

    Eric T. Styles, Rector of Carroll Hall at the University of Notre Dame, reviews Oscars 2019 Best Picture nominee Black Panther.

    Black Panther Afrofuturism

  19. Friendship and Freddie Mercury

    Nathan Bradford Williams, Master of Theological Studies student at Boston College, reviews Oscars 2019 Best Picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Bohemian Rhapsody