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.


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!