Benjamin Ivry, Author at Catholic Herald

Benjamin Ivry

The trials of a convert novelist

Almost a century ago, Catholicism offered inspiration to authors striving to cope with a minority status. The novelist Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943), whose The Well...

A towering 16th-century Catholic genius

Orlande de Lassus (c 1532-1594), a Catholic composer born in Mons in the Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium), was one of the most prolific creative...

When atheists compose Masses

Convincing Catholic sacred music cannot be written by every gifted composer. When Gustav Mahler, a convert from Judaism, was asked why he had not...

The trials of a convert novelist

Almost a century ago, Catholicism offered inspiration to authors striving to cope with a minority status. The novelist Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943), whose The Well...

A towering 16th-century Catholic genius

Orlande de Lassus (c 1532-1594), a Catholic composer born in Mons in the Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium), was one of the most prolific creative...

When atheists compose Masses

Convincing Catholic sacred music cannot be written by every gifted composer. When Gustav Mahler, a convert from Judaism, was asked why he had not...