Category Archive: Essays

A Spark of Defiance: A Movie Review of “The Hunger Games”

In the dystopian society of Panem, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen finds herself forced to participate in gladiatorial games against fellow teens, while at the same time struggling to preserve her life, sanity, and humanity.

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Out of the Information Highway to Middle-Earth I Am Come: A Review of The Lord of the Rings Online

       Aragorn crouches on the ground, studying the map laid out before him. I stand off to one side and try to look as if I actually belong here. Tersely he gives orders… Continue reading

In Love with Squirrels: A Review of the Mistmantle Chronicles by M.I. McAllister

Enjoy this whimsical review of “The Mistmantle Chronicles” by M.I. McAllister, and learn how the lovable squirrels characters often embody a truly Christian heroism.

The Cave: Plato’s Fable and Christian Salvation

Hobbita examines Plato’s Myth of the Cave and, merging classical and Catholic philosophies, explains the parallels with Christian salvation.

My Country – Right or Wrong?: The Search for True Patriotism

In this essay, true patriotism is shown as a middle road between jingoism and defeatism, enabling nations to move forward with love and justice the good of the world.

It Begins with Light: A Londoner’s Conversion to Catholicism

Read this personal testimony of enlightenment and conversion from a Anglo-Scottish Londoner who found his way home to the Catholic Church.

Bound by a Seal: A Movie Review of “I Confess”

Fr. Logan, a young Catholic priest, finds himself caught between two impossible choices: saving his own life and reputation, or breaking the sacred Seal of Confession.

Observations on Novels and the Reader’s Life–Crispin: The End of Time by Avi

Enjoy Mary Faustina’s cheeky review of a historical fiction trilogy set in the Hundred Years’ War which she boldly decided to delve into backwards!