Luke and Victoria discuss Humanae Vitae, and how the document – along with the acceptance and rejection of it – has affected their lives.
Kiara and Luke discuss Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, exploring the crisis of identity in both the ancient Roman and modern worlds.
Victoria and Luke continue to look at Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the grace woven through the book, and the power of Julia’s choice.
Luke & Victoria explore Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the book’s strange hope amidst a series of disasters and its demonstration of “gritty grace”.
Luke & Kiara discuss St Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul, the beauty of the Communion of Saints, and the heresy of Jansenism.
Kiara & Luke explore Shusaku Endo’s Silence: the Jesuit spirituality of the novel, and how it can shine a light on our own need for redemption.
Luke & Kiara discuss Elizabeth Anscombe’s Mr. Truman’s Degree, political realism in World War II and the analogy of pacifism and celibacy.
Kiara, Victoria & Luke discuss Terry Pratchett’s Equal Rites, as well as gender roles and sexual difference in fantasy literature and Western history.