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Glory Be to God

  “Glory be to God for dappled things.” -Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moral Imagination

Read  “Awakening the Moral Imagination” written by Vigen Guroian published by The Imaginative Conservative. “The American writer Flannery O’Connor spoke a simple but profound truth when she said that ‘a story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way…. You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate.’ The great […] Read More

Catholic art after the Reformation

Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith Slaying Holofernes” (1620-21). (Credit: Catholic News Agency.) Art historian Elizabeth Lev explains how Artemisia Gentileschi, a post-reformation painter, expressed her childhood trauma, her constant battle with sin and the teachings of the Church though her art. Through a careful examination of her most famous works we learn how Artemisia is a true […] Read More

Catholic schools repeatedly display academic excellence in national testing

Catholic Schools Outperform Public Schools on the New 2016 SAT Subject Tests Catholic schools repeatedly display academic excellence in national testing Arlington, VA – The College Board SAT Subject Tests scores show that religiously affiliated schools, which include Catholic schools, scored significantly higher than the national mean for public schools on the new version of […] Read More

Quote of the Month

Many Blessings, Dr. Hittinger, and Welcome!

Welcoming Dr. John Hittinger, currently Professor of Philosophy and chair of undergraduate philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hittinger will assume part-time teaching duties at Holy Apostles this coming academic year, teaching two online courses for us in the Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Philosophy program – a course in […] Read More

Truth and Beauty

Read “ In Pursuit of Truth and Beauty: The Fullness of Cultural Renewal ,” an essay by R. J. Snell published by The Imaginative Conservative.

Poems Every Catholic Should Know (2)

Heaven-Haven  (A nun takes the veil) by Gerard Manley Hopkins   I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out […] Read More

Poems Every Catholic Should Know (1)

    But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light  by Richard Crashaw   The world’s light shines; shine as it will, The world will love its Darkness still: I doubt though when the World’s in Hell, It will not love its Darkness half so well. From Poems Every Catholic Should Know compiled by Joseph Pearce […] Read More