Dr. Richard J. Janet, PhD

About Dr. Richard J. Janet, PhD

Richard J. Janet, PhD, is a professor of history, and director of the Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.

George Herbert as Advent Exemplar

As both a liturgical season and a spiritual practice, Advent invites us to consider serious questions about our Christian beliefs, and our fundamental being.  Advent teaches us how to ready ourselves for whatever lies ahead in our lives; … [Read more...]

The Rights of Conscience

The United Kingdom was anything but united in the early years of the long reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). The ongoing process of industrialization created deep economic dislocation, with a growing gap between rich and poor. Urban … [Read more...]

On Catholic History

The Catholic sacramental perspective continues (consciously or not) to inspire the works of historians who recognize the importance of material reality—of politics, society, economics, the arts, and all the habits and institutions of human … [Read more...]

On Giving: What goes around…

When we are reunited with God fully in the Heavenly City, how should we explain what we have done with the entirely unmerited gifts that have been given us? Parable of the Talents  by Willem de Poorter; English martyr, Robert … [Read more...]