John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads

In 1929, nearly four hundred years after the deaths of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, G.K. Chesterton observed in words equally attributable to Fisher, “Blessed Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in a hundred years.” Judge Robert J Conrad, Jr. anticipates Chesterton’s one-hundred-year mark in a collection of stories from the lives of More and Fisher, demonstrating how their sanctity and integrity carried them and those who loved them through tumultuous and heart-wrenching times which, perhaps surprisingly, bear a striking resemblance to the present epoch.

About the Speakers

Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. is a trial judge, ex-federal prosecutor, former ACC college basketball player, father, grandfather, coach, mentor, teacher, and amateur historian.

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Mary Eberstadt holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC, is Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute, and is an American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse several genres.

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Posted on December 14, 2021