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The Catholic Cultural Revival

The National Catholic Register has just published my panoramic overview of the Catholic Cultural Revival: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/josephpearce/the-catholic-cultural-revival
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Dorian Gray: A Moral or Immoral Book?

Is Oscar Wilde’s novel a book that Christians should read? Is it a moral or an immoral book? I ask and endeavor to answer these questions in an article just published by Faith & Culture: https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2019/1/16-dorian-gray
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John Senior – In Spanish

My recent article on the legacy of John Senior has been translated into Spanish and is published by my good friends at Religion en Libertad: https://www.religionenlibertad.com/opinion/909387821/El-legado-de-John-Senior.html
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A Lamb with a Lion’s Heart

The National Catholic Register has published my personal tribute to Fr. Matthew Lamb on the first anniversary of his death. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/josephpearce/a-lamb-with-the-heart-of-a-lion-remembering-fr.-matthew-lamb
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The Legacy of John Senior

Faith & Culture has just published an article of mine on the legacy of John Senior and the Integrated Humanities Program which he pioneered: https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2019/1/15-the-legacy-of-john-senior
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Tally Ho!

What has the future of fox hunting to do with the future of the United States? More than you might think. Read on: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2019/01/english-fox-hunting-joseph-pearce.html
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Come Inside the Inner Sanctum

The Inner Sanctum of my website is now a little over two months old. The adventure is just beginning! Each week, I am posting several essays and musings that are not available anywhere else. In addition, we are releasing weekly recorded lectures on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis that are also not available anywhere else. There are 45 lectures in total, 11 of which are currently available. I have published two chapters…
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Father Patrick Peyton’s Family Theater

Born 110 years ago today, Father Patrick Peyton, C. S. C., (1909-1992) went from a small farm in County Mayo, Ireland, to New York and Hollywood and world-wide recognition as “The Rosary Priest.”  Through vast outdoor rallies, as well as radio, film, and television, Peyton promoted the practice of family prayer, especially urging Catholic families to pray the Rosary together every day.  In 2001, the Vatican approved Peyton’s cause for canonization, and in 2017, Pope…
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The Catholic Genius of Tolkien

The National Catholic Register has just published my article on Tolkien’s Catholicism and its impact on The Lord of the Rings: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/josephpearce/the-catholic-genius-of-j.r.r.-tolkien
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Rediscovering Ronald Knox

Faith & Culture has published my review of a recent book on the great literary convert, Ronald Knox: https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2019/1/2/rediscovering-ronald-knox