This is a discussion of Fr. Dudley’s 3rd novel for those who have already read the book: it has some spoilers. There is one character that caries forward into his next novel (The Coming of the Monster) June Campion. This is his darkest novel, and the introductory note states: “I have endeavoured to present…an antithesis … More Pageant of Life (1932)
The Catholic Herald recently published the article by T A Pascoe “How Catholics can reclaim Britain“. We are grateful for permission to reprint it–interspersing comments about Fr. Dudley whose mission was to reclaim England and Wales for Catholicism as the Superior for the Catholic Missionary Society from 1933 until 1947. Non-believers long for a spiritual truth which only … More “How Catholics can reclaim Britain” & Fr. Dudley
This column written by Fr. Dudley (published on July 2, 1939) was incorporated into Last Crescendo word for word–and the plot of the novel was then shaped to conform to it. Fr. Dudley wrote of what he knew. This is the text of the column: I have just received a letter from a man who … More To A Man Who Wants to Die!
View Post Fr. Dudley’s humor in his novels is lively, but can’t be adequately illustrated because it is situational and built upon character development. Still, this is an example from Pageant of Life (1932). Cyril Rodney had been raised Protestant, but his father was not very religious even though his mother was devout and anti-Catholic. … More Fr. Dudley’s Humor