Joseph Pearce

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Holy Heroes Raised to the Altar by St. John Paul II

On May 16, 2004, I had the honor and privilege to be at St. Peter’s in Rome, along with my wife, Susannah, our 2-year-old son, Leo, and our unborn daughter, Gianna, for the canonization of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla and five others by John Paul...

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The Evolution Controversy: On the Links That Are Missing

I have a confession to make. I am experiencing doubts about Darwinian evolution. Let me make it clear that my rejection of dogmatic Darwinism does not mean that I reject the possibility of some form of genetic evolution. Indeed I accept as a...

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What Can David Bowie Teach Us About the World’s Madness?

We live in a crazy world which seems to be getting crazier by the minute. The reason is that the number of crazy people in the world is on the rise. Rates of suicide, mental illness, alienation, schizophrenia, loneliness, drug abuse and many...

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Can Profit Be a Loss?

Few people in our materialistic and avaricious age would consider making money a moral issue. Isn’t it merely one of the bare necessities of life? We speak of a “healthy profit” but nobody speaks about an unhealthy profit. To do so would be...

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Science Versus Scientism

The understanding of science had changed considerably in the past few hundred years. It used to embrace all aspects of the art of knowing or seeing the truth, including philosophy and theology. Since the misnamed “Enlightenment,” however, this...

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Virtue is Greater Than Virtuosity

What is the primary purpose of education? Is it to enable our children to be successful in a worldly sense? Is it primarily meant to pave the pathway to a remunerative career? Or is it to enable our children to be successful in that other-worldly...

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The Catholic Cultural Revival

It is twenty years since the late, great John Paul II wrote his Letter to Artists and, as such, it is timely to remind ourselves of the power of Christian beauty to evangelize the culture in which we live. All but the most insensitive of men will...

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A Lamb with the Heart of a Lion: Remembering Fr. Matthew Lamb

On the morning of Friday, Jan. 12 last year, Fr. Matthew Lamb, a noble soul and indefatigable defender of Catholic education, passed from this vale of tears into the bosom of the Lord he had spent his life serving so well. Today, on the first...

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The Catholic Genius of J.R.R. Tolkien

A good book, like a good wine, improves with age. This is so much the case that an objective critical judgment cannot be made of a great work of literature until it has had time to mature. And just as one should not judge a book by its cover, one...

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No Room at the Inn: Celebrating in the Stable

Much has been written this year, indeed much is written every year, about the “war on Christmas.” A trip to the local mall will show that the commercial stores are not only removing Christ from Christmas and forgetting the reason for the season...