G. K. Chesterton Meets Dorian Gray


Within a few years of the first publication of Oscar Wilde's novel, a young G. K. Chesterton had a creepy meeting with someone who could have been the real-life Dorian Gray.... https://jpearce.co/g-k-chesterton-meets-dorian-gray/

G. K. Chesterton Meets Dorian Gray2021-07-21T19:16:18-04:00

Wine, Whimsy & Saints in Ecstasy


Every week, Joseph Pearce records three exclusive podcasts for members of his inner Sanctum. Newly posted this week: Belloc waxing whimsical on wine and other good things our Christendom brings…. Singing with Dante and Saint Bonaventure in Paradise…. Roy Campbell shares in the ecstasy of Saint John of the Cross…. Fools, foolishness and Puritanism in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night…. Also [...]

Wine, Whimsy & Saints in Ecstasy2021-07-21T19:14:28-04:00

New and Exclusive to the Inner Sanctum


Joseph Pearce gives an impromptu update on the three new podcasts posted this week to the Inner Sanctum of his personal website.... https://jpearce.co/new-and-exclusive-to-the-inner-sanctum-2/

New and Exclusive to the Inner Sanctum2021-07-05T22:17:13-04:00

The Canterbury Tales in a Nutshell


In the latest essay in Joseph Pearce's series on great literature for Crisis Magazine, he puts Chaucer's magnum opus into the proverbial nutshell.... https://jpearce.co/the-canterbury-tales-in-a-nutshell/

The Canterbury Tales in a Nutshell2021-07-05T22:13:55-04:00

St. Thomas Reconsidered on His Feast Day


He frequently gets a bit of bad press, but I always felt that I get St. Thomas. That rather negative appendage, Doubting Thomas, makes him sound petulant, stubborn. But who was it he was doubting in the moment? Not his Lord, but his fellow disciples—other people. And can we blame him? That which was dearer to him than [...]

St. Thomas Reconsidered on His Feast Day2021-07-05T22:05:39-04:00

Shakespeare’s Poetic Voice


Here's the link to the video of the lecture I gave earlier this week for the Institute of Catholic Culture on The Poetic Voice of William Shakespeare....  https://jpearce.co/shakespeares-poetic-voice-2/

Shakespeare’s Poetic Voice2021-07-05T22:19:12-04:00

The New Colonialism


The colonialism, imperialism and slavery that the eyes of Price can't see.... https://jpearce.co/the-new-colonialism/

The New Colonialism2021-07-05T22:18:09-04:00

Juror Number 45


It was the first full day of summer, a balmy Monday morning as more than a hundred people waited outside the county courthouse in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Their ages ranged from early twenties to well past retirement.  Silently they stood there until the doors opened at 8:30 and deputy sheriffs guided them through security screening. Then it [...]

Juror Number 452021-06-26T19:45:46-04:00

Poland: Europe’s Heroic Heart 


Poland: Europe’s Heroic Heart  The new issue of the St. Austin Review is now available. Highlights include:  Jan J. Franczak sees Poland as “The Ever-Beating Heart of Europe and its Last Bastion”. Filip Mazurczak considers “Quo Vadis: A Classic of Christendom”. Michal Golebiowski offers “An Introduction of Jan Kasprowicz’s Religiosity”. Dorothy Cummings McLean provides “An Argument [...]

Poland: Europe’s Heroic Heart 2021-06-26T19:39:11-04:00
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