Tolkien’s Jewels

Reading Time: 16 minutes By Mary Biese, University of Notre Dame It is no surprise that The Silmarillion (Sil) is primarily about the Silmarils, or that The Lord of the Rings (LR) centers around a Ring. What may surprise readers, however, are the similarities (and differences) between these jewels and their respective creators. How do these comparisons affect the […]

The Catholic Case Against Communism

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Luke Parker “Dignity. Always Dignity.” The sentiment behind Don Lockwood’s words in Singing in the Rain underlies our consideration of which economic system is best. Clearly, we all want a system that supports all human dignity and allows everyone to flourish. In the age-old pursuit of prosperity, however, many Catholics in modern America began […]