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Monday, July 22, 2019

The Spoon Elevation in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


What the Wen Firing Says About Planned Parenthood

Monica Migliorino Miller
 

July was not a good month for the former CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. And I am not taking about Cecile Richards. No. I am referring to Leana Wen who after suffering a miscarriage early in July, also suffered a job loss when on July 16 the Planned Parenthood board of directors showed […]

The Excellence of the Mass

Chilton Williamson, Jr.
 

I found the many comments on my recent essay “What Is Sacred Music?” extremely interesting, and am grateful to the commenters who contributed such divers points of view on what for all Catholics is a vital subject. Unfortunately, among those I found most striking is exactly the one I’m now unable to find. Among the […]

The Spoon Elevation in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Emily Linz
 

The titular character of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, wrongfully convicted as a spy and sentenced to ten years in a 1950’s Soviet forced-labor camp, trudges through his daily life with a strange companion: “[Ivan Denisovich] Shukhov pulled his spoon out of his boot. His little baby. It had been […]

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