Category Archives: Reviews

one hand fired the bullet another guided it away

A review of an intriguing sounding film – Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism. It was 1978 and a Pole unknown to the Western World was elected Pope. To the Communist East, this event was as … Continue reading

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taking up the Sword of Truth requires more than just erudition: it calls for courage

In this post, K. V. Turley reviews reviews a most important book – Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? by Carl Olson. As KVT says, the faith stands or falls by the answer… It has been out of fashion … Continue reading

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his eye for the sophistry of the times in which we live is keen

If you could see the Posts – Drafts page of this blog, you’d see that the link to today’s post by K. V. Turley is the last on page three. Just two more to go then we will be up … Continue reading

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Only the breadth of his subject matter matched his prodigious output

K. V. Turley returns to an old master – Hilaire Belloc. In these days of confusion, when good is lambasted and evil celebrated, the past is being rewritten. Nowhere is this more marked than in the recent inversion of English … Continue reading

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The ‘stone’ rejected had become a ‘living stone’

Fr. Augustine Tolton: America’s First Black Priest fought against racial prejudice both within and without the Catholic Church with the most powerful ‘weapon’ of all – love. In this review from Catholic Exchange, K. V. Turley LCWC looks at Caroline … Continue reading

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saints rarely live alone

K. V. Turley reviews Antonio Tripodoro SJ’s book Saint Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor of the Poor at Catholic World Report. On April 14, 1927, the following passage appeared in the newspaper Il Mattino: On few occasions has Naples witnessed a spectacle … Continue reading

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Miraculous

Crisis Magazine. K. V. Turley on endings and beginnings in the spiritual journey of Catholic writer, Joseph Pearce. Be careful what you read—it may change you, for better or worse. In the case of Joseph Pearce, his early reading made … Continue reading

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