Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?

Fr. Rutler has a terrific piece at the invaluable Crisis. Read the whole thing, but here is some with my usual treatment. Where Are the Churchmen With Chests? [“Chests”… a great image.  It was famously used (as Rutler mentions, below, … Continue reading

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Tactics of the Enemy: hints from Screwtape

For a recent Advent podcast, I used a short excerpt from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  US HERE – UK HERE If you haven’t read this yet, are you in for a shocking delight. Oh the insights in this book! I had searched … Continue reading

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Screwtape’s letter to Bitterwench

C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters!  Oft’ imitated.  Never really rivaled. If you haven’t read this book yet…. what on your planet at you waiting for?!? US HERE UK HERE My favorite method to absorb Lewis’ window is the audiobook reading by John Cleese. … Continue reading

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Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Fr. John Hunwicke, priest, gentleman and Latinist, has a spiffing post at his blog Mutual Enrichment (which title is a reference to Summorum Pontificum). He writes about Latin.  Here is a taste of the first part with my oft-imitated emphases and comments: Since … Continue reading

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Silence… silence… please, God, more silence! Fr. Z rants.

I just sent in a column for The Wanderer.  Here is the first part of what I offered this week. In his General Audience of 10 August, Pope Benedict spoke about monastic silence, beauty and prayer.  He said, Silence is … Continue reading

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About Universae Ecclesiae and the Latin language

Over at Over at Fr Hunwicke’s Liturgical Notes I noted this from a few days ago.  A good read and with my own emphases and comments: Universae ecclesiae, C S Lewis, and Bl John XXIII I referred not long ago … Continue reading

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