James Whitaker, PhD Student

Humor Editor

James Whitaker is a first-year PhD student in theology, studying the history of Christianity. Despite his best efforts, he found that he was too undisciplined to write anything more serious than humor. If you would like a glib but informed answer to a question about Greek ascetics, Latin Scholastics, or Catholic apologetics, you can email him at jwhitak5@nd.edu.

Extraordinary Ministers

 “V is very, very extraordinary” – Nat King Cole

A Most Difficult Meditation

Marcus Aurelius could never…

A Doll’s House 1954

“There is no ideal man of Ibsen” – G. K. Chesterton

Chingtreuse: A Review

A rich liqueur, despite the vow of poverty

Bat in the Basilica

An Exercise in Exegesis

Cycles in Elegy

All tragedy can be poetic

Another Manifesto on Language

“Men must be governed” – Captain Jack Aubrey


Baptizing a musical

On Ducks

“My brother birds, you should greatly praise your Creator and love Him always.” – St. Francis of Assisi On previous…

The Rover Summer Update

No news is not good news