Episode 59

White-Supremacist Converts to Catholicism Speaks on Truth and Beauty

May 4, 2022

LISTEN ON:

Share:

Episode 59: White-Supremacist Converts to Catholicism Speaks on Truth and Beauty

We are joined by a former white supremacist and now a devout Catholic man of letters, Joseph Pearce. We discuss his conversion to Catholicism from a life of hatred, G.K. Chesterton, and why men must read poetry. Joseph shares with us the intimate tie between poetry and prayer, he clarifies our thoughts on truth and beauty, and drives home how poetry identifies and assists in the completion of an authentic man.

“True perception comes with virtue, specifically the virtue of humility,
it is humility that gives us a sense of gratitude,
it is gratitude that opens the eyes to wonder,
and it is only when the eyes are open to wonder that we are moved to contemplation,
and it is only when we are moved to contemplation that the mind is open to dilation,
and it is dilation which is the full opening of the mind to reality.” – Joseph Pearce on The Catholic Gentleman

Joseph Pearce is a premier literary biographer and author of our time, especially in reviewing the depths of the Catholic literary tradition. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, Hilaire Belloc, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and books on English poetry and literature.

He has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. His verse drama, Death Comes for the War Poets, was performed off-Broadway to critical acclaim.

Website – https://jpearce.co

New Book – Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith – https://tanbooks.com/products/books/spiritual-warfare/virtue-vice/benedict-xvi-defender-of-the-faith

Homeschool Connections Instructor – https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/joseph-pearce


Liked this Podcast? Take a second to support us on Patreon!


About the Podcast The Catholic Gentleman Podcast

A Podcast for Catholic Men on Faith, Virtue, and the World Today

The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages.

COMMENTS

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN PODCAST AND NEVER MISS AN EPISODE!

About the Podcast The Catholic Gentleman Podcast

A Podcast for Catholic Men on Faith, Virtue, and the World Today

The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages.