Category Archives: Catholicism

Waugh and the Coronavirus (more)

An estate owner in rural Shropshire called into The Times with a story suggesting that rather than being locked-down in London, those of its readers with sufficient funds might like to avail themselves of vacation lets on his estate which … Continue reading

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Virginia Troy: A Champagne Flute with an Iron Spine

An essay by Washington-based writer Eve Tushnet has been posted on the website of the conservative think tank Russell Kirk Center. This is entitled: “Champagne Flute with an Iron Spine: Dystopia and Providence in Five Novels.”  Her topic is five … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Religious Conversion

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the Western Christian churches, and perhaps in recognition of this date, the Catholic Herald has reposted an article from April 2016 relating to Waugh’s conversion to the Roman Catholic faith. This … Continue reading

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Waugh and Trevor-Roper: The Annual Dacre Lecture

Waugh Society member and frequent contributor Milena Borden sends this report of her recent attendance at the annual Dacre Lecture in Oxford: Milena Borden was invited to the recent Dacre lecture and dinner at Oxford, where Waugh was among the … Continue reading

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St Austin Waugh Issue

The latest issue of the bi-monthly religious literary journal St Austin Review (November/ December 2019) is entitled “Brideshead & Beyond: The Genius of Evelyn Waugh.” The Waugh-related content is described as follows: Joseph Pearce admires “the genius of Evelyn Waugh”. John … Continue reading

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Mottramism (More)

A reader has sent a link to an article posted by The American Conservative magazine. This is written by one of its senior editors Rod Dreher who both traces the origin of the term “Mottramism” as applied in the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Roundup

–The Financial Times recently conducted an extensive interview of the new editor of the Daily Mail, Geordie Greig. Here’s the opening: There is one thing that a journalist can count on, said a character in Evelyn Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop: … Continue reading

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Cardinal Newman’s Canonization

Several papers carry stories commemorating Cardinal John Henry Newman on the occasion of his canonization. This will take place tomorrow in Rome. One story, from the religious website Aleteia, mentions the first Newman Center for university students at Oxford that … Continue reading

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Profile of Fr Martin D’Arcy on Italian Website

The life and career of Fr Martin D’Arcy are profiled in a recent issue of the Italian-language religious website Radio Spada. Fr D’Arcy was Waugh’s friend and Roman Catholic mentor from the time of his conversion to that faith.  He … Continue reading

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Mottramism: Another Wavian Neologism?

The religious website Where Peter Is has posted an article defending Pope Francis against charges of “Mottramism” by his critics. The posting is by Nathan Turowsky and opens with this: Critics of Pope Francis on social media use many terms … Continue reading

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