Recent writings from the Ink Desk

  • September 16th, 2014New Archaeological Find! The Third Epistle of Peter!!!by Kevin O'Brien

    The New Testament contains two Epistles by St. Peter.  A third one was recently discovered, but some are doubting its authenticity.  It appears to have been written during Jesus active ministry ...

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  • September 15th, 2014Maurice Baring: In Need of a Modern Championby Joseph Pearce

    I'm in receipt of an e-mail from a Spanish scholar seeking my advice with regard to Maurice Baring's suitability as the focus of his doctoral studies. Here's my response.

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  • September 14th, 2014Sense and Sensitivityby Joseph Pearce

    If there's one subject on which it's difficult to have a rational discussion in these irrational times it's the thorny topic of same sex attraction. I know this from bitter experience because I was recently banned from speaking at a large secular university because I had written a book on Oscar Wilde which did not wholeheartedly endorse Wilde's desertion of his wife and children in pursuit of the homosexual lifestyle. Some things are sacrosanct, it seems, but not fidelity in marriage or the best interests of children.

    One of the few places in which I have seen genuine sense and sensitivity on the subject of same sex attraction is in Dena Hunt's novel, The Lion's Heart. This being so, I was delighted to see this excellent and thoughtful appraisal of the novel's merits in the National Catholic Register

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/sarah-reinhard/two-novels-that-made-me-think-this-summer/

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  • March 2nd, 2010Hot Off the Pressby Joseph Pearce

    Long awaited sequel examines Shakespeare's plays in light of his Catholic faith
    2/24/2010 - 12:59 PM PST

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 24, 2010) - A new book just released from Ignatius Press, "Through Shakespeare's Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays", gives further evidence of what many people have long suspected: that the famous William Shakespeare was indeed a Catholic. Fulfilling the promise he made in his previous book, "The Quest for Shakespeare", bestselling literary writer Joseph Pearce analyzes in this volume three of Shakespeare's immortal plays - "The Merchant of Venice", "Hamlet" and "King Lear" - in order to uncover the Bard's Catholic beliefs.

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Current Issue of StAR

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Recusants and Martyrs: English Resistance to the Tudor Terror

Sample Articles from Issue

September/October 2014 Table of Contents

Tudor Church Music and Revisionist History