Category Archives: Bright Lights & Luminaries

A collection of Catholic/Christian thinkers to foster further spiritual maturity

Essay Review: The Power of the Powerless by Vaclav Havel

“A spectre is haunting eastern Europe: the spectre of what in the West is called dissent.” It was 1978 when these words were first penned. A forty-two year old Czech playwright, Vaclav Havel, living in a ruthless Communist society felt … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

“I die the King’s Good Servant, but God‘s first.” – Thomas More, July 6, 1535 It all came down to one decision. It was simple, really. Would the right honorable gentleman assent to a question posed to all Englishmen by … Continue reading

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Lecture Review: Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

I’d seen him once before. A December night on C-SPAN – and, likely, a rebroadcast. He spoke in what looked like a community center or senior high classroom to a smallish group of older, dispassionate adults. His topic was Dietrich … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Imposter by Georges Bernanos

As a priest, Father Cenabre was a paragon. He was austere in his habits, scrupulous in his adherence to Church precepts, rigorous in his intellectual writings, and freely fluent among fellow Parisian sophisticates. He would earnestly make and hear Confession, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward

Meet Gilbert Keith Chesterton. He was larger than life. He was the author of dozens of books, countless poems, and thousands of articles. He originated characters ranging from Father Brown to “the Man who was Thursday“. He simultaneously sparred with … Continue reading

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