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A photo of Aldous Huxley and Thomas Merton
Arts & CultureIdeas
Colm O’Shea
Aldous Huxley convinced me to try psychedelic drugs. Thomas Merton gave me a healthy suspicion of them.
Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
Philomena’s faith doesn’t dismiss or excuse the church’s sins, but she has made peace with living in the tension.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
James Hart "Hootie" McCown didn't just have an amazing nickname. He was one of Flannery O’Connor’s best friends and spiritual advisors.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
James H. McCown
In this article from 1979, a Jesuit priest recalls his friendship with Flannery O'Connor.
Sophie Nélisse as Irene Gut Opdyke, left, stars in a scene from the movie “Irena's Vow.” (OSV news photo/Quiver)
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
“Irena’s Vow” is true story of a Catholic nurse who used her position to shelter a dozen Jews in World War II-era Poland.
Asa Butterfield and Jude Law star in a scene from the movie ‘Hugo’ 
Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
In “Hugo,” Scorsese’s only family-friendly feature to date, he reflects on how dreams give meaning to our lives and help us persevere through life’s hardships.