The Bookshelf

The Pill’s Paradox

Mary Eberstadt's outstanding book, Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, is a must-read for Catholics, indeed for anyone concerned ab...

1984

There's a poignent moment in George Orwell's classic 1984 when the protagonist, Winston Smith, reflects on the surreal state of affairs under the dictatorship o...

Time for God

There are many layers of the Christian life, but one in particular has always mystified me: mental prayer. “How do I practice particular virtues, such as temper...

Cicero 2016

On Duties (De Officiis) was written by Cicero in 44 BC. Over the centuries, Church Fathers, emperors, Renaissance humanists and countless others have valued On ...

The Time Machine

Humanity had been strong, energetic, and intelligent, and had used all its abundant vitality to alter the conditions under which it lived. And now came the reac...