Archive for the ‘Joseph Pearce’ Category

Life, Dignity, and Disability: A Faith that Welcomes Suffering

One has to accept sorrow for it to be of any healing power, and that is the most difficult thing in the world … A priest once said to me, ‘When you understand what accepted sorrow means, you will understand everything. It is the secret of life’ (Maurice Baring).[1]

I am truly honored to be one of the speakers at the forthcoming conference in Omaha, Nebraska, on the theme of “Life, Dignity,...

Candles of Light and Life: Father Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor

Can the culture of life take root and flourish in the very midst of the culture of death? This crucial question is answered in the affirmative by the Missionaries of the Poor, one of the fastest growing religious orders in the Church today.  

Father Richard Ho Lung founded the Brothers of the Poor, as they were then called, in 1981, with a handful of disciples, half of whom would leave soon afterwards to pursue...

Solzhenitsyn: The Courage to be a Christian

In these dark days in which the power of secular fundamentalism appears to be on the rise and in which religious freedom seems to be imperiled, it is easy for Christians to become despondent. The clouds of radical relativism seem to obscure the light of objective truth and it can be difficult to discern any silver lining to help us illumine the future with hope.

In such gloomy times the example of the martyrs can...