Ignatius Press Podcast
The Art of Living: A Conversation with Dr. Edward Sri

The Art of Living: A Conversation with Dr. Edward Sri

December 10, 2021

There is a close connection between growing in the virtues and growing in friendship and community with others. In his latest book, "The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love," best-selling author Dr. Edward Sri demonstrates that the virtues are the basic life skills we need to give the best of ourselves to God and to the people in our lives. A consummate teacher, Dr. Sri shows in this book how the practice of the virtues gives us the freedom to love.

Lovecraft, fantasy literature, and Christ: A conversation with novelist David Pinault

Lovecraft, fantasy literature, and Christ: A conversation with novelist David Pinault

December 9, 2021

In his new novel, "Providence Blue" (https://bit.ly/3aX9LKr), author David Pinault imagines the strange underworld journey of 20th-century fantasy writer Robert E. Howard--creator of Conan the Barbarian and other classic characters--after his suicide in 1936. Taking the reader through Texas flatlands, ancient Egyptian ruins, and New England city gutters, Pinault brings the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft into contact with the startling reality of Christian doctrine.

Pinault will discuss "Providence Blue," Lovecraft, fantasy literature, and more with Ignatius Press' Mark Brumley.

Jérôme Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience

Jérôme Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience

December 7, 2021

Stacy Trasancos talks to author Aude Dugast about Dugast's new biography of French scientist and pioneer in modern genetics, Jérôme Lejeune. An extraordinary man who put his brilliance at the service of children with Down syndrome, Lejeune advocated for their dignity, and he suffered attacks on his reputation as a result.

To write this definitive biography (https://bit.ly/3nDwhzo), Dugast spent eleven years consulting thousands of archives. She met at length with Lejeune’s wife and relatives, families of his patients, and his French and foreign collaborators.

An interview with ”This Thing of Darkness” authors K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria

An interview with ”This Thing of Darkness” authors K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria

December 6, 2021

We talk to novelists K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria about their new thriller, "This Thing of Darkness," in which a journalist and war widow is assigned to write a "star profile" of the fading actor Bela Lugosi, made famous by his role as Count Dracula. During a series of interviews, Lugosi draws her into his mysterious past, gradually revealing the link between Old World shadows and the twilight realm of modern horror films.

"This novel's deft blend of fantasy and chilling realities presents a warning about where pride and willfulness can lead, especially when combined, in the beginning, with the subtler seductions of the occult that lead step by step into spiritual and mental territory of utmost peril." — Michael D. O’Brien

More on the book here: https://bit.ly/3k0EYl1

Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

August 10, 2021

More than 50 years after the conclusion of Vatican II, widespread myths about what the Council said regarding the Mass and how it should be celebrated persist. Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, speaks with Ignatius Press president Mark Brumley to dispel those myths and explain how the Novus Ordo can—and should—be celebrated with reverence and beauty.

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