David Clayton discusses the intersection of faith, art, and culture through the lens of Catholic teaching and the Way of Beauty.
Episode 73 - Screenplay writer, Caleb Brown, on his new full-length feature film, Blue Ridge
Caleb Brown talks about how Marshall McLuhan, Thomas Aquinas, and his
Christian faith contributed to his writing of Blue Ridge, a murder mystery
set in the Appalachians, which never mentions Jesus, church or Christianity
Episode 71 - Mike Hennessey on the Holiness of Fr Vincent McNabb and his Influence on Belloc
Pontifex University Press publishing another collection of essays by Fr. Vincent McNabb. This volume is called The Wayside: A Priest’s Gleanings. Mike Hennessey, a lover of the writings of McNabb wrote the foreword to the book. He discusses how this collection of early essays reveals his great charity and holiness. Mike is the chair of the Belloc Society and he gives us fascinating insights into the influence that McNabb had on Hilaire Belloc.
The essays we refer to specifically from the list below are: The Riches of Ritual, Jane Seedcombe Woolweaver, and An Innocent (which is about the alcoholic prisoner).
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Episode 70 - Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute
The beauty in Catholic culture speaks of the unity that brings families and
society together in peace through Christ.
Episode 69 - Paul Jernberg: How Can a Composer be Creative and Follow Divine Inspiration?
I’m with composer Paul Jernberg once again. Our starting point is the following excerpt from Musicam Sacram and the following statement:
Musicians will enter on this new work with the desire to continue that tradition which has furnished the Church, in her divine worship, with a truly abundant heritage. Let them examine the works of the past, their types and characteristics, but let them also pay careful attention to the new laws and requirements of the liturgy, so that "new forms may in some way grow organically from forms that already exist, and the new work will form a new part in the musical heritage of the Church, not unworthy of its past.
How does a composer balance the new with the traditional, proscribed forms with invention? Paul gives us his approach.
Episode 68 - Charlie Deist - Join us in a March for Eternal Life, and a new call for Chivalry
This is a march in which we meditate upon the spiritual meaning of marching
itself. It is exercise that is natural to us - walking - that is ordered to
our ultimate end. I see the 50 miles as a symbol of Pentecost, the 50-day
after Easter on which the Holy Spirit descended upon us. It is a call for
conversion and Christian chivalry.
Episode 67 - Paul Jernberg on How We Discern the Sacred in Music
Paul Jernberg and I discuss in greater depth exactly what constitutes
sacred music and how this corresponds to what the Church has said on the
subject, particularly in the controversial encyclical, Musica Sacra (which
is often used to justify rock bands in church! )