Metamorphoses 1: Context of the Flood

Ovid’s Metamorphoses emphasize the eternal theme of love amid the constant upheavals of history. In this context, he tells the story of the Great Flood.Continue readingMetamorphoses 1: Context of the Flood

Gilgamesh 4: Can the Epic Still Speak to Us?

Primative as the Epic of Gilgamesh may seem to us today, the rich and powerful still are tempted to grasp at godlike immortality — at the risk of losing their humanity.Continue readingGilgamesh 4: Can the Epic Still Speak to Us?

Movie Makers Need to Read Great Literature, Too

Influential screenwriter and movie critic Barbara Nicolosi applies the insights of Aristotle’s Poetics to the art of screenwriting.Continue readingMovie Makers Need to Read Great Literature, Too

Holy Saturday, the Still Center of All Creation

This homily by St. John Chrysostom shows that quiet of Holy Saturday conceals the hidden, salvific action of Christ, already at work in liberating souls from captivity.Continue readingHoly Saturday, the Still Center of All Creation

The Riddle of the Passion

Have you ever wondered why we call Christ’s suffering his Passion? It’s a question worth digging into.Continue readingThe Riddle of the Passion