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Shakespeare and the Priest-Hunting Playwright


This week in the Inner Sanctum of Joseph Pearce’s personal website, Joseph puzzles over Shakespeare’s collaboration with a fellow playwright who hated and hunted priests. He also muses with the poet Wordsworth on the Perfect Woman and visits the Tuscan city of Lucca with Hilaire Belloc, recalling his own honeymoon in the same city….

Shakespeare and the Priest-Hunting Playwright2021-06-14T07:14:58-04:00

Truth-Telling Through Storytelling


Joseph describes how God conveys the greatest lessons to us--theological, philosophical, moral, and historical--in terms of story and literature. He explains how humility gives us a sense of gratitude, gratitude opens the eyes in wonder, wonder leads us to contemplation, and contemplation dilates the mind and soul into the fullness of reality. And he reassures parents [...]

Truth-Telling Through Storytelling2021-06-10T05:41:42-04:00

Empowering the Rapist


In the hands of the woke, Shakespeare abuse becomes sexual abuse....

Empowering the Rapist2021-06-10T05:48:43-04:00

Beowulf in a Nutshell


Joseph Pearce summarizes the Anglo-Saxon epic and exposes the fatuous nature of modern criticism of the poem....

Beowulf in a Nutshell2021-06-10T05:47:54-04:00

Discussing the Best of Chesterton


Join Joseph Pearce, Father Fessio and Vivian Dudro as they continue their discussion of the best of Chesterton's essays....

Discussing the Best of Chesterton2021-06-10T05:49:40-04:00

Walking with Chesterton, Lewis and Tolkien


Is there a connection between the way we walk and the way we write? Joseph Pearce takes a walk with Chesterton, Lewis and Tolkien to find out....

Walking with Chesterton, Lewis and Tolkien2021-06-02T22:36:01-04:00

Knights, Pirates and Pilgrims


Joseph Pearce talks about what’s new this week in the Inner Sanctum of his personal website ( Each week he records three new podcasts and writes the Ladydale Diary on what he’s doing as a writer, teacher, speaker, editor, husband, father and friend. New this week in the Inner Sanctum, as Joseph Pearce explains, are pirates, penitential knights, wild horses, [...]

Knights, Pirates and Pilgrims2021-05-30T05:58:21-04:00

On the Trail with Francis Parkman


In the mid-1950s, John Hancock insurance ran full-page magazine advertisements featuring famous people from history.  In 1955 one of those ads focused on Francis Parkman.  “He brightened the dim record of our past,” the ad began but conceded that “a lot of people today don’t know about” him, although they ought to, since “there is so [...]

On the Trail with Francis Parkman2021-05-18T05:43:45-04:00
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