A Catholic information to Jane Austen

On the floor, Jane Austen’s basic novels like Satisfaction and Prejudice and Emma may appear to be about courtship and marriage, manners and the social hierarchies of Regency England. However whereas weddings and ballrooms abound in her books, so do classes about easy methods to reside a virtuous life.

This week on Jesuitical, we communicate with Haley Stewart, a self-described Jane Austen evangelist and the creator of the brand new e book,Jane Austen’s Genius Information to Life: On Love, Friendship, and Turning into the Particular person God. We ask Haley how virtues like humility and persistence are cultivated in Austen’s fiction; what Jane would say about fashionable relationship and romance; why Catholics (and males) ought to take her novels critically.

In Indicators of the Instances, Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was arrested and briefly detained for his involvement in pro-democracy protests. Zac breaks down what this arrest means for the (very difficult) state of affairs of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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