Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is Visiting Professor of Literature at Ave Maria University and a Visiting Fellow of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (Merrimack, New Hampshire). The author of over thirty books, he is editor of the St. Austin Review, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, senior instructor with Homeschool Connections, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative and Crisis Magazine. His personal website is

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The Silenced Prophet of Peace

Few popes have lived in more perilous times than Pius XI and fewer still have shown as much courage in the midst of peril.

Homer Versus Virgil

Considering the epics of Homer and Virgil will enable us to understand the epochs in which they lived and in which we live and to move toward answering them.

Another Flower of Scotland

Fr. Allan MacDonald was a priest-poet who served the poorest of the poor in the remotest parts of his native land of Scotland.

Flower of Scotland

In our quest for the truly unsung heroes of Scotland, we must look beyond those flowers which are in full, admirable bloom to those fading flowers which have been neglected.

Unsung Heroes from an Undersung Country

The Poles are an iron-forged people, shaped into a sword of faithful resilience in the heat of battle. This faithful resilience has been further shaped by the resilience of their Catholic Faith.

JFK’s Other Assassination

Ngo Dinh Diem, the first President of South Vietnam, and JFK were both Catholics, though Catholics of very different persuasions.

African American Heroes of the Faith

Mother Mary Lange’s loyalty to the Catholic Faith and her tireless life of service to Christ and the Church He had founded was evident throughout her life.

A Neglected Novelist

It would be good for today’s Catholics to know more about Maurice Baring and to discover what they’ve been missing in their ignorance of his work. 

The Unsung St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Owen was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, killed during the reign of King James I.

Unsung Heroes of Christendom

We need to recognize those lesser-known saints whose lives of heroic self-sacrifice have been forgotten, the heroes who helped build Christendom.

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