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Faith & Fairy Stories


What have faith and fairy stories to do with the real world? Are the truths to be found in fairy stories more real and practical than the sneer of the cynic or the promises of the politician? These questions are addressed in this essay of mine, just published by the National Catholic Register, in which [...]

Faith & Fairy Stories2020-09-17T10:27:06+00:00

Doctor WHO and Big Brother


There's something creepily Orwellian about the United Nations and those who call for the extension of its powers: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/09/doctor-who-big-brother-joseph-pearce.html  

Doctor WHO and Big Brother2020-09-14T14:18:15+00:00

Are We Becoming a Nation of Gollums?


This was the question that I discussed this evening on the Catholic radio show hosted by Fr. Robert McTeigue, one of my favourite Jesuits. Listen to our discussion here: Links Episode Link: https://www.thestationofthecross.com/event/is-our-culture-addicted-to-pride/ Direct Audio link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecatholiccurrent/TCC-091120.mp3  

Are We Becoming a Nation of Gollums?2020-09-11T21:49:11+00:00

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture


I have contributed a chapter to an exciting new book on Solzhenitsyn, which I encourage all lovers of Western Civilization to read. Here's the flyer for the book: Deavel Wilson full page flyer (1)

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture2020-09-11T21:33:50+00:00

Defending America’s Rule of Reason


My interview with Robert R. Reilly, author of America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding, has just been published by the Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/defending-americas-rule-of-reason_3484541.html

Defending America’s Rule of Reason2020-09-08T15:38:59+00:00

Going to Purgatory with J.R.R. Tolkien


Continuing my recent spate of essays exploring the after-life with great writers and poets, here's how Tolkien perceives purgatory in his short story, "Leaf by Niggle": https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/09/going-purgatory-tolkien-joseph-pearce.html#comment-648525  

Going to Purgatory with J.R.R. Tolkien2020-09-08T10:25:21+00:00

The World’s First Radio Shakespeare Festival


I'm so excited to be the host of the world's first Radio Shakespeare Festival, which is being aired live over the Labor Day weekend by the Crusade Channel. I introduce twelve of Shakespeare's plays, delving into the deeper dimension of their meaning. As for the plays themselves, they were originally aired during the golden age [...]

The World’s First Radio Shakespeare Festival2020-09-03T21:12:38+00:00

What’s New in This Week’s Inner Sanctum


Here is what's newly posted in the Inner Sanctum of jpearce.co: The fifth and final part of a deeper-delving into the Catholic dimension of The Merchant of Venice. Three poems by the great convert poet, Roy Campbell, are read and discussed. The latest installment of our pilgrimage with Hilaire Belloc on the Path to Rome. [...]

What’s New in This Week’s Inner Sanctum2020-09-02T09:54:02+00:00

Discussing Roy Campbell with Deal Hudson


In the latest of my interviews with Deal Hudson for his "Church and Culture" show on Ave Maria Radio, we discuss the great and sadly-neglected convert poet, Roy Campbell. (The featured image is of Mary Campbell, wife of the poet, in a photograph taken in Toledo in Spain in around 1935.) https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/church-and-culture-august-22-2020-hour-1-2/

Discussing Roy Campbell with Deal Hudson2020-09-02T09:43:33+00:00
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