Month: November 2022

  • A Catholic Bishop Who Ran a Gas Station?

    A Catholic bishop running a gas station? Well, that was the story they told in Millbrook, New York. And it turned out to be true. But the gas station is hardly the most interesting thing about this fascinating character. His is a story of catacombs in Rome, a failed bomb-building business in Connecticut and a […]

  • Zosimus, the Last of the Pagan Historians

    One of the most valuable histories of late antiquity is finally available in an economical and useful English edition, with the standard chapter numbers, chronological headings, and helpful and entertaining supplements. What was it like to be a pagan after the final Christianization of the Empire? For Zosimus, it was clear that Rome had declined […]

  • I Want It to Happen, by Samuel Hazo

    Samuel Hazo is a legend in the world of poetry, and now he brings us a novel put together with a poet’s care, each sentence honed and crafted until the craft is completely invisible. I Want It to Happen is a romance—but much more than just a romance. The plot is simple. When Halleluiah Quinn […]

  • The Invention of Zero, by Mike Aquilina

    You know Mike Aquilina from his TV shows on EWTN, from his bestselling books on the Church Fathers, from his podcasts, from his radio appearances. But do you know Mike Aquilina the poet? The Invention of Zero is a collection of splendidly humorous poems in a glittering variety of forms. If you thought about the […]