That would be me. Here are my reflections on Charlottesville in the light of my own past experience as a white supremacist:
I’m pleased to announce that I am co-hosting a new radio series with celebrated talk show host, Mike Church. The series is called “The Pearcing Truth” (pun entirely intended!) and will focus in alternate weeks on famous literary converts and the social teaching of the Catholic Church. The series, which is currently airing on the Crusade Channel on the Veritas Radio Network can be accessed here:
Subscribers to the St. Austin Review will have a sense of dêja vu when reading the latest article of mine published by the Imaginative Conservative. It was originally published as the editorial to a recent issue of StAR. Those who are not StARsubscribers (shame on you!) can read it for the first time here:
Here’s my latest contribution to the racially-charged debate sweeping the country:
Last week I recorded a 45 minute video interview with Patrick Coffin, discussing my wicked past and hopefully not quite as wicked present. Those wishing to wallow in the mire of my past while gazing with me at the stars are welcome to join me and Patrick in our exchange. Click on the link and enjoy or endure what follows!
The Faith & the South
The new issue of the St. Austin Review is hot off the press. This issue’s theme is “The Faith & the South”. Highlights include:
John Devanny surveys Catholicism and the ‘Older Religiousness’ of the South.
Adam Tate considers Southern Catholics and Protestant Bias in the light of Bishop John England’s 1839 debate with Rev. Richard Fuller.
Christopher J. Carter examines Catholicism in Colonial Alabama.
William Randall Lancaster pays tribute to Charles Maxwell Lancaster: Southern Scholar and Renaissance Man.
Francis M. Carroll shares his Recollections of Being a Student of Allen Tate.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker ponders C. S. Lewis and Bob Jones, Jr.
Donald DeMarco offers A Touch of Southern Comfort.
Joseph Pearce interviews Igor Babailov, Painter of the Popes.
Kevin O’Brien experiences Death and Poetry in New York.
K. V. Turley connects The Making of Psycho and the Unmaking of Alfred Hitchcock.
James Bemis critiques Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.
Fr. Benedict Kiely recalls a “Statesman and Prophet”, revisiting Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.
Michael Kurek begs to differ with Dietrich von Hildebrand in “Richard Wagner: The Controversy Continues”.
Louis Markos reviews Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom by Julián Carrón.
Stephanie A. Mann reviews Reformation Divided by Eamon Duffy.
Fr. Peter Milward reviews Heroes of the Catholic Reformation by Joseph Pearce.
Stephen Tomlinson reviews October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World by Martin E. Marty.
Charlotte Ostermann reviews The Radiance of Being by Stratford Caldecott.
Plus new poetry by Mike Aquilina, Philip C. Kolin and Nicholas Zinos.
Visitors to the Ink Desk will have become accustomed to the comments on each new issue by Father Peter Milward, the internationally-renowned Shakespeare scholar who was always a keen supporter of the St. Austin Review. Sadly Father Milward died on August 16th. Here is my heartfelt tribute to a great scholar and a good friend:
Become a Patron of the Catholic Arts
A Personal Appeal by Joseph Pearce
It’s hard to believe that the St. Austin Review is now in its seventeenth year. I have been blessed to be its editor since its birth, way back in 2001, and have always considered my role as editor to be a true labour of love.
As we move forward I’d really like to be able to move up to another level with regard to the impact we can make on the culture. Although we continue to produce a top quality magazine, in my view the best there is and unique in what we offer, we have always been hampered in getting the word out because of our lack of resources. I am, therefore, making this personal appeal in the hope that you might want to join me in my efforts to transform the culture of death into a culture of life through the power of Catholic goodness, truth and beauty. I am in need of your help as an ally or as a comrade in arms in the struggle to build a Catholic Cultural Revival in the twenty-first century. Might you be able to become a patron of the Catholic arts by supporting our crusade for beauteous truth?
Although we can already claim to be one of the finest Catholic publications in the world, we are handicapped by our inability to make ourselves known to the wider world. There are tens of thousands of people out there who would benefit from reading the invigorating and edifying articles that we publish. The problem is that they don’t even know that we exist. With your help, we can make ourselves known to a world that is so much in need of what we offer. This is why I sometimes consider StAR to be the best kept secret in the Catholic world. It’s not a secret that I want to keep. On the contrary, I want to spread the news of our existence from the hilltops! This will only be possible if you step forward to join me in the noble cause to reclaim the culture for Christ.
Could you take out a gift subscription for a friend? The details are on the back cover. If every subscriber gave just one gift subscription, we’d double our circulation
Could you consider supporting us with funding for advertising? If so, I’d be delighted to hear from you personally. Please feel free to contact me directly via e-mail: [email protected]
Please do join me in the struggle to transform our world. Together we can make the StAR shine brighter in a world in need of the goodness, truth and beauty of Christian culture.
Thanks so much for being one of the wise men who follow the StAR and for considering becoming one of those who will lead others to it.
Yours in the light of Christ,
My latest article for the Imaginative Conservative compares machismo to manhood and finds the former wanting:
Was Mary Shelley grappling with real life monsters when she was writing her novel? Here’s my answer: