This 8th and final episode of the season talks about Fr. Lauder’s absolute favorite Catholic novel, Graham Green’s THE END OF THE […]
The Catholic Novel with Fr. Robert Lauder
This is an eight-part lecture series, with each episode running approximately 13-15 minutes. The 1st lecture is an overview on the Catholic Novel.
The Catholic Novel, as defined by Fr. Lauder, is a story whose theme is directly related to some Catholic teaching, dogmatic or moral; or some Catholic sacramental principle; and the mystery of Catholicism is treated favorably. Unfortunately in recent years the Catholic novel has been like a treasure hidden in a field, largely neglected even by Catholics. This series will attempt to change that.
Season 1, Episode 1: Overview of the Catholic Novel
Season 1, Episode 2: Graham Green’s “The Power and the Glory”
Season 1, Episode 3: Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited”
Season 1, Episode 4: Georges Bernanos’ “The Diary of a Country Priest”
Season 1, Episode 5: Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer”
Season 1, Episode 6: Shusako Endo’s “Deep River”
Season 1, Episode 7: Ron Hansen’s “Mariette in Ecstasy”
Season 1, Episode 8: Graham Greene’s “The End of the Affair”
All Season 1, episodes are currently available on NET’s website!
A 2nd season of 8 new novels will begin airing during the 2017 Advent Season on Saturday, December 2nd at 6:30pm (2 new episodes every week)! First up:
Season 2, Episode 9: Shusako Endo’s “Silence”
Season 2, Episode 10: Graham Greene’s “The Heart of the Matter”
FR. ROBERT LAUDER
Author of over a dozen books, full professor of philosophy at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, and regular contributor to NET’s Gabriel Award-winning movie-review series, REEL FAITH, Father Lauder has long had as an avocation viewing and writing about films, theatre and literature. His essays on film have appeared in The Sunday Arts and Leisure Section of the Sunday New York Times, America magazine, Commonweal magazine and in his weekly column which appears in The Tablet, the Brooklyn Diocese’s newspaper. He has also contributed essays to books about film. In the popular Friday Film Festival program at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Father Lauder has shown more than two hundred films, all classics or near classics. Knowing that many still think of film as nothing more than escapist entertainment, Father Lauder believes that film has tremendous potential to influence people deeply, at least as much potential as literature, theatre and television. In fact he believes that film, like other art forms, can be a mediator of God’s grace.This priest-philosopher is fond of saying “One film will not change anyone’s life but a constant diet of the same type of film has to affect people”. Father Lauder thinks that great films can raise consciousness and challenge conscience. In recent years he has tried to interest Catholic formation programs to include some study of film in their educational efforts.
This 7th episode focuses on Ron Hansen’s novel, MARIETTE IN ECSTASY!
This 6th episode focuses on Shusaku Endo’s novel, DEEP RIVER!
This 5th episode highlights Walker Percy’s THE MOVIEGOER!
This 4th episode features THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST by Georges Bernanos!
This 3rd episode will feature Evelyn Waugh’s acclaimed work, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED!
This 2nd episode will focus on Graham Greene’s masterpiece, THE POWER AND THE GLORY!
Fr. Robert Lauder has a deep connection to the arts including film, stage and literature. THE CATHOLIC NOVEL is a lecture series […]