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It is worth considering the English Resistance to the Tudor Terror in the hope that it will inspire similar holiness and heroism today.
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Here are some suggestions of good books to buy and read — a sort of reading list for the catacombs.
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The world in which we find ourselves is a miracle. The very fact that it exists is an astonishing mystery.
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The dark forces of modernity are powerful, but ‘they cannot conquer forever.’
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No neutrality in this fight to the death is possible. We either fight the dragon or we become the dragon.
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It is plainly absurd to see addiction as “liberating” or the rise in levels of loneliness as a mark of anything that can meaningfully be called “progress.”
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Literary priests like Father Brown and Father Elijah bless us with their sanctity and sagacity.
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“When a willing victim who has committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead ... Death itself would start working backwards.”
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This is why Rome is more real than Romanticism
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The debt that American Catholics owe to the soon-to-be-canonized Cardinal Newman is considerable.
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Who is Man? The answer was given unwittingly by Pontius Pilate as he showed the scourged Christ to the people.
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The acceptance of sorrow and suffering is liberating.
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Tolkien’s greatest love story has finally taken center stage with the 2017 publication of Beren and Lúthien
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“The whole point of education is that it should give a man abstract and eternal standards by which he can judge material and fugitive standards.”
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The Counter-Reformation remains as living proof that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church.
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It is grievously erroneous to see John Milton’s Paradise Lost as a Christian work.
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Who’s more civilized — an artistic caveman making things in his cave, or an artless modern watching things in his man-cave?
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Given free time, do we choose to spend it in real reality or virtual reality?
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Most of us are here to learn but those with Down syndrome are here to teach.
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Secularism is deadly, but it’s on the rise in both Europe and the United States. When will we ever learn?
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On this day in 1595, St. Robert Southwell was executed. The following is a tribute to one of the greatest of the English Martyrs.
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We have our imagination baptized by their blood, our faith fortified by their courage, our hope heartened by their deeds, and our love enflamed by their passion.
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It is my reason, not my faith, that is challenged by this sort of evolution.
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Virtue begets virtue and vice begets viciousness.
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What happens when finance and philosophy clash?
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Scientism is science’s own Judas. It betrays its master with a kiss.
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Why being the best is not always the best thing to be
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One of the most exciting and powerful manifestations of Catholic beauty arose in the Catholic Cultural Revival in England over the past two centuries.
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Today, on the first anniversary of his death, I’d like to pay my personal tribute to this great theologian.
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“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament.”
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The true joy of Christmas has never been found in the world. It is found in the rustic simplicity and holy poverty of the stable.
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I am happy to proclaim that Christ is very much alive in the heart of small town America
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Bishop Robert C. Morlino was a courageous crusader for all that is good, true and beautiful
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The beauty of Thanksgiving is its simplicity.
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Let’s give thanks to the Muses who paved the pagan path to Christ.
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Sting needs to get his act together before the final curtain falls.
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Progressives see the dead as savages and kill the unborn. But for G.K. Chesterton, tradition is the extension of democracy through time and the enfranchisement of the unborn.
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The problem is not that anger is good enough for us but that we’re not good enough for it.
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Is The Lord of the Rings “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work”? You better believe it!
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I will never be the same. How can I be? I have felt the hand of God and of his angels and saints lifting me into His Presence.
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If there are no bunkers, or catacombs, or fortresses, it is sometimes necessary to construct them ourselves.
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“Progress is a useless word; for progress takes for granted an already defined direction: and it is exactly about the direction that we disagree.”
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Understanding who we are helps us understand the society and culture in which we live
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As the name of Joseph Ratzinger was proclaimed as the new Vicar of Christ, all heaven broke loose
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In C.S. Lewis, as in G.K. Chesterton, there is so much more to discover
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Those who forecast the death of Catholic culture may have been a little premature
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The perennial moral that Wonder Woman learns is that evil can never be finally destroyed in human history.
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Why the cave man is superior to “progressive” pride and prejudice
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“Outside is the night and strange things in the night”
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Society is crucifying itself through its hatred of the Cross
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How do we know what is truth? What are the means necessary to achieve the end?
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The Middle Ages mirror the truth about humanity in the holiest of its heights and in the decadence of its depths
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Assembling such a gathering of books around me, marooned in blessed solitude, I’m not sure that I would be in any hurry to be rescued.
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There are two types of good book and two types of bad book. Here's how to tell them apart.
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Let’s leave the “men without chests” to ponder their own navels, and remember that a true education is an education as if truth mattered.
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Healthy popular culture is rooted in the decencies and charities of Christendom
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Muslims and atheists share the same radical impoverishment. They need our prayers.
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It is imperative that good Catholic schools assent to the ascent which leads to Paradise
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The great G. K. Chesterton would have had great fun with the lunacy of Prince Charles.
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For the realist, truth exists whether I behold it or not, and so does goodness and beauty.
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There are many ways that Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth
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Where there is pride, there is prejudice. Where there is prejudice, there is hatred. Where there is hatred, there is the dehumanizing of the enemy...
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Hilaire Belloc thundered against the heresies of his age and defied the storms of war and secularism with which his life and times were beset.
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Is “free love” really free or does it come at a terribly high price?
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Any man who is able to see beauty as a path to the divine is my brother in Christ.
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Anglo-Saxon England was a beacon of Christian enlightenment
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William Shakespeare’s Catholic faith emerges in his poetry and plays
Joseph Pearce

A native of England, Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, and editor of the St. Austin Review, editor of Faith & Culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, senior instructor with Homeschool Connections, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative. His personal website is jpearce.co.


The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder:  A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures.  His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Croatian and Polish.


Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America.