In an age of relativism which seems to deny the definitive nature of anything, it is truly a noble endeavour to defend the definite. This being so, it might be helpful to define one of the central questions confronting our myopic and miasmic times and one of the most fundamental questions any of us can ask: Who is Man?
A young Catholic writer has asked me to respond to a couple of questions, hoping to be able to quote me in an article on which he is working about the important role of older adults and how they can be a positive influence on younger Catholic families. Here are my replies as “an old man.”
To the gracious members of The Inner Sanctum, join me and gather around the hearth for the eighth podcast of my new series, "Home is Where the Hearth is."
The latest episode of a seven-part podcast series on "The Charm of the Chesterbelloc" is about to be posted in the Inner Sanctum of my personal website, jpearce.co. The series looks at the friendship of Belloc and Chesterton and also compares and contrasts their gifts. I consider which of them is the finer novelist, poet, essayist, [...]
It’s a fairly safe bet that most people do not know that today (February 21) is the Feast Day of St. Robert Southwell, who was martyred on this day in 1595, at the age of 33, the same age as Our Lord had been when he became the First and Archetypal Martyr.
On the evening of Friday, March 13th I'm giving the keynote lecture at an online literature conference. "Re-Enchanting the World: The Legacy of the Inklings" promises to be an exciting and indeed an enchanting conference which people can attend from the comfort of their own homes.