Joseph Pearce

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G.K. Chesterton and the Renewal of Catholic Education

“The one thing that is never taught by any chance in the atmosphere of public schools,” wrote G. K. Chesterton, “is … that there is a whole truth of things, and that in knowing it and speaking it we are happy.” Like Blessed John Henry Newman...

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The Magnificent, Majestic and Magisterial Counter-Reformation

O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet… Although Juliet had other things on her mind than philosophy when she uttered these impassioned lines, she is nonetheless asking a...

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Sympathy for a Lesser Devil

In a recent article for The Atlantic Edward Simon endeavors to get to grips with the fascination that Americans feel for the character of Lucifer in John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. In a well-written and well-reasoned article, Simon sees...

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Were Cave Men More Civilized Than Millennials?

G. K. Chesterton complained that the modern world’s perception of the so-called “Cave Man” was based on a supercilious prejudice, or what might be called a chronological snobbery, which was akin to racism. The stereotype that we’ve created of our...

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Believing the Strangest Things, Loving the Alien

Look out at your children See their faces in golden rays Don't kid yourself they belong to you They're the start of a coming race … Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use All the strangers came today And it looks as though they're here to stay...

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Systematically Exterminating the Disabled

Back in the dark days of the 1930s and 1940s an evil regime, inspired by the relativist ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, sought to breed a master race, practicing eugenics to eliminate those it considered subhuman (untermenschen), including the weak...

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Beware the Stormtroopers of Secularism

It is said and, more to the point, it is true that those who fail to learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. Another way of saying the same thing is to say that those who are ignorant of the past are condemning themselves...

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St. Robert Southwell: Poet, Priest, Martyr

Modern England is so secular in her orientation and so narcissistic in her hedonism that she treats her own heritage with scornful and supercilious neglect. This was made painfully clear to me this January when I returned to my native land to...

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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...