Catholic Literary Giants (Pre-Recorded)

Monday, Sep 5, 2011 - 6pm ET

The Honorable Scott J. Bloch was a Senate Confirmed Appointee who headed a nonpartisan federal enforcement agency for five years in national government.  He now practices law in Washington DC in complex litigation, government fraud, and employment law, and founded that city’s Hilaire Belloc Society, and is a co-founder of the first known Hilaire Belloc Society in 1984 in Kansas as well as part of the founding of the International Hilaire Belloc Society in 1996 in Sussex, England.  He is a co-founder of Wyoming Catholic College.  He recently appeared in Polish media where he spoke on Catholics in Public Service and on Belloc on Radio Maryja radio and television, and also appeared on EWTN concerning The Essential Belloc on “Bookmark” with Doug Keck.  He has appeared in the national media including The Wall Street Journal, National Catholic Register, the Washington Times, the New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, CNN, and NBC and has written in magazines and books, including book reviews on Belloc in Crisis Magazine as well as Caelum et Terra and has recent editorials in the Washington Times on matters of national interest. 

Bradley J. Birzer holds the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College and is Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Center for the American Idea.  He is the author of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth (2003), Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (2007), and most recently American Cicero: The Life and Times of Charles Carroll.  

The author of almost twenty books, Joseph Pearce is the foremost Catholic biographer of the past two decades. He has chronicled the life and works of G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, among others. Pearce is co-editor of the St. Austin Review and host of the EWTN program, The Quest for Shakespeare. He is currently Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. An accomplished teacher and speaker, Pearce has lectured at many major colleges and universities throughout the world.