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Editorial note: with this post, CP contributors DiStefano and Ellison begin a semi-regular series on Nothing.  Or, perhaps better said, about the variety of forms human life takes when it loves, worships, or unconsciously idolizes negation, destruction, contradiction, and Nothing in ways both small and great.  This is NIHILISM, both the expressly self-conscious ideology of […] Read more...

TAGS: Culture, Death, Music





Friday, January 6, was the traditional, immovable date of the Feast of the Epiphany in the liturgical calendar of the Church of Rome, and it was observed as such in much of the Catholic world.  But not in the USA: the American Bishops have, since the drastic re-shaping of Catholic life undertaken in the 1970s, […] Read more...

TAGS: Culture, Prayer, Spiritual Life



The brilliant and famously cranky English Catholic author Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) is rightly remembered for his novels rather than for his sometimes-uneven short stories.  The stunning Brideshead Revisited may well be my favorite novel of the 20th century.  Waugh produced a few memorable stories in the 1940s and ‘50s; one of these, “Love Among the Ruins”, […] Read more...

TAGS: Books, Culture, Humor


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