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Genocide, Gendercide and Other Dirty Secrets

On this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, I offer my own pro-life response to the dirty secrets of genocide and gendercide carried out in the name of “choice”:https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2020/1/22/genocide-gendercide-and-other-dirty-secrets

The Wisdom of Cardinal Sarah

“The Good Fight” on EWTN radio posted its interview with Father Fessio, Mark Brumley, and Joseph Pearce.https://soundcloud.com/ewtn-radio/the-good-fight-011820-the-wisdom-of-robert-cardinal-sarah

A Nation with No Memory has No Future

Cultural amnesia is deadly to the future of nations. Here are my musings on the loss of cultural memory and its implications:https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/01/nation-with-no-memory-has-no-future-joseph-pearce.html


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Every woman is a mother. It is not necessary to give birth to be a mother, nor is it necessary to adopt or foster children to be a mother. If you’re born female, you’re born a mother, and you’re going to mother someone or something. You have no choice in the matter—It’s like breathing. There are things about being a living human where freedom of choice is irrelevant. If you don’t choose to marry and…

Beyond The Waste Land: The Vision of T. S. Eliot

Beyond The Waste Land: The Vision of T. S. Eliot The new issue of the St. Austin Review is now available. Highlights: Ben Lockerd considers “T. S. Eliot and the Sense of History”. Joseph Pearce surveys Eliot’s relationship with G. K. Chesterton, asking whether they were friends or enemies. R. V. Young connects “History, Personality, and Poetry in ‘The Journey of the Magi’”. Carl E. Olson admires “Ash-Wednesday”. Timothy D. Lusch sees beyond “the boredom, the horror…

TV is for Dummies

TV is an acronym for the telos-vampire that sucks the meaning of life from our lives. Here is my call for people to exorcise it from their homes:  http://www.ncregister.com/blog/josephpearce/tv-is-for-dummies

Is the West Worth Saving?

What is meant by the West and is it worth saving? This question, which forms the basis of my latest essay for Crisis, is causing quite a lengthy discussion: https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/is-the-west-worth-saving

The Future of Europe

Last month I took part in a public debate in Budapest on Christian Democracy and the Future of Europe. Here are my memories of the debate and lessons to be learned from it. https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/01/christian-democracy-future-europe-joseph-pearce.html