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When Nice Turns Nastyby Joseph Pearce
Is nice nasty? Is it nasty to be nice? All is revealed in my latest piece for the Imaginative Conservative:
The Mysterious Grace of Conversionby Kevin O'Brien
I was an atheist at age nine. I was spiritual but not religious at age 18. I had a surprising and profound conversion experience when I was 36. And on July 30, 2000 - fourteen years ago today - my wife and I were received into the Catholic Church. I was 39 at the time.
I later learned that that was the same date that G. K. Chesterton was received into the Catholic Church, 78 years prior, in 1922. More than any other person, Chesterton, by God's grace, and his writings, had made me a Catholic. So the fact that Divine Providence arranged for me to come in, unwittingly, on his anniversary was a great and humbling honor.
Word on Fire and Beauteous Truthby Joseph Pearce
I'm pleased to announce the publication of my interview with Jared Zimmerer for Fr. Robert Barron's website, Word on Fire: