Pearce on Patrick

I was honoured to give a talk in Washington DC on St. Patrick’s Day for the Institute of Catholic Culture. My talk was on St. Patrick’s Breastplate. Before and after my talk, there was great Irish music and dancing. Those wishing to watch the video of the talk and/or join the party with the Irish musicians and dancers, need look no further than this link:

https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/talk/i-arise-today/

TONY BLAIR’S NEW RELIGION

Last week I posted a video clip of "famous Catholic converts", which I thought very edifying and worth sharing with visitors to this site. In response, Diego posted a comment querying Tony Blair's inclusion on the list. I confess that I winced at Blair's inclusion, and that of one or two other "converts" on the list, but felt that the overall power of the video still made it edifying viewing. As for my own views on Blair's so-called "conversion", I have documented my own disgust at this phony Catholic's sheer chutzpah in declaring himself a Catholic and immediately lecturing the Pope on how the Holy Father and the Church have got things wrong. See my post, "The Non-Conversion of Tony Blair".
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Inner Sanctum Exclusive on Tolkien

Earlier this month I gave an hour-long interview to Zan Campbell of Fell and Fair (fellandfair.com). The main topic of conversaiotn was Tolkien but Chesterton and Lewis also feature in our discussion. The interview is only available behind the Fell and Fair paywall but Zan Campbell has graciosuly given me permisison to post it behind my own paywall in the Inner Sanctum. Enjoy!
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SECULAR FUNDAMENTALIST DICTATORSHIP OR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Ferdi McDermott’s post earlier today lamenting the outlawing of the crucifix by the iniquitous European Court of European Rights raises some intriguing questions. For example, isn’t the banning of Christianity in public places simply the imposition of secular fundamentalism? Isn’t it simply the draconian imposition of de jure atheism and relativism? Isn’t it the dictatorship of huge centralised states and courts over the wishes of ordinary people?
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