Things tagged Catholic literature


  1. Meryl Kaleida

    Ignatius Good Reads

    June 10, 2014 8:00 am Leave a Comment

    Some fellow novel lovers would like to share some of their favorite reads with you! If you are interested in writing a review, please leave a comment! Meaghen Hale suggests A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle   A Wrinkle in Time is one of my best-loved books. Because it is… Read more »

    Tags: A Wrinkle in Time A.J. Cronin C.S. Lewis Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh fans favorites Madeleine L'Engle novels reviews The Citadel The Great Divorce

  2. Dan at Ignatius

    Walker Percy Gets Conferenced

    June 9, 2014 2:41 pm 1 Comment

    They were turning people away over at Rod Dreher’s moderately sized Walker Percy conference in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who didn’t know there was any sort of Walker Percy conference going on anywhere. Or a Walker Percy walking bourbon tour and crawfish boil,… Read more »

    Tags: American South Catholic culture Catholic literature conferences culture festivals links literature novelists Walker Percy

  3. Continuing the Catholic Literary Tradition in London

    June 2, 2014 6:49 am 2 Comments

    You are cordially invited to St. Paul’s Book Shop in London, England this June 7 at 4 PM to hear Fiorella de Maria and Dorothy Cummings McLean read from our Ignatius Press novels. Naturally, you will prefer to be in London already. London is rather far for most Ignatius Press… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic culture Catholic literature England Evelyn Waugh

  4. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Lost To Translation

    May 28, 2014 7:29 am 1 Comment

    I have been absent from this site because I have not had a chance to read a Catholic novel in quite a while. I spent early May travelling about in Poland, and now I am in the middle of translating a speech I gave there into Polish. Fortunately a Polish… Read more »

    Tags: anti-Catholicism Catholic literature Europe novels poetry Poland translation

  5. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    The Travel Novel

    April 26, 2014 7:52 am Leave a Comment

    I am leaving for Cracow (Kraków) in a few hours, the better to celebrate the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and the other guy. No disrespect to Blessed John XXIII, but in Poland he is most definitely second banana to the great Jan Paweł Drugi. Polish street vendors still… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature England Europe Evelyn Waugh Poland recommendations

  6. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Not a Catholic Novel

    April 15, 2014 8:05 am 12 Comments

    My husband is a convert from Anglo-Catholicism, that tendency in Anglicanism towards Catholic theology and worship, to the Roman Catholic Church, and he retains fond memories of the religious practices of his youth. He was rejected for the Anglican seminary by no less a personage than the wife of a… Read more »

    Tags: A.N. Wilson Anglicanism Catholic literature England Evelyn Waugh reviews

  7. Why Waugh?

    April 10, 2014 12:07 pm 3 Comments

    If you made a list of writers who are masters at storytelling, masters of humor, and masters of English prose, it would be a short list. One who belongs on this list is Evelyn Waugh. British novelist and journalist, Evelyn Waugh, had three books listed among the Modern Library’s 100… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh literature novelists S.S. Van Dine satire

  8. T. M. Doran

    Mystery Masters

    January 16, 2014 5:44 pm 11 Comments

    While the mystery genre rarely (some contend never) rises to the heights of great literature, there are mystery authors who are masters (yes, masters!) at elements of the craft of writing. Arthur Conan Doyle is skillful at conveying emotional atmosphere – think about The Hound of the Baskervilles and The… Read more »

    Tags: Agatha Christie Catholic literature detective fiction Dorothy L. Sayers Earl derr Biggers Ellery Queen Evelyn Waugh Father Brown G.K. Chesterton John Dickson Carr literature mystery P.D. James Raymond Chandler Rex Stout S.S. Van Dine Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  9. Ignatius Press Novels

    An Interview with Fiorella De Maria

    December 19, 2013 11:08 am Leave a Comment

    Fiorella De Maria is the author of four novels, including two published by Ignatius Press: Do No Harm and Poor Banished Children. Her other novels are The Cassandra Curse and Father William’s Daughter. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in such publications as Dappled Things. She and her family… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh Fiorella de Maria writing

  10. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Propaganda is Someone Else’s Job

    December 17, 2013 1:11 pm 8 Comments

    The word “propaganda” now has a pejorative connotation, but once upon a time the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples was known as the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, or Sacro Congregatio de Propaganda Fide. I have seen its beautiful headquarters in Rome–designed by Bernini–and been shooed… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh

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