One caveat: I, for one, remain a bit puzzled about the nature of Anne Rice's beliefs, especially since she has not, as far as I know, renounced her open support of "gay marriage" and the supposedly implicit goodness of homosexual relations, as well as her vocal support of women's ordination. And then (on a different level) there was her bizarre claim that the Democratic Party was not only the true "pro-life party," but that it offered the best way to eliminate abortion. It doesn't follow, of course, that her novels about Jesus aren't worth reading; folks such as Peter Kreeft have praised them highly (I've not read them). But, based on her public statements, I have to conclude that Anne Rice's path to the truth is still a work very much in progress.
• "The Catholic Aesthetic in Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'" (June 11, 2009)