Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Joseph Pearce and J. R. R. Tolkien

In case you haven't seen it, Marcus Grodi interviewed Joseph Pearce on The Journey Home this week.  Joseph talks about his journey from hate-filled neo-Nazi skinhead and prison inmate to loving Christian author, husband and father.  It's a remarkable story, and Joseph tells it as well in his book Race with the Devil.  

You can watch the interview repeated on EWTN throughout the week, or on Youtube or simply by watching it right here below.

Meanwhile, Joseph Pearce has been tirelessly promoting the Catholicism of J. R. R. Tolkien as a key to reading The Lord of the Rings.  

And it seems Rome is catching on!  See the article on page 12 of this issue of L'Osservatore Romano
(Thanks to my friend Stan Metheny for pointing this out to me).