Joseph Pearce is Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012); Through Shakespeare's Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-Chief of Sapientia Press.
"Fr. Ho Lung is a beloved friend of mine and an apostle of the poor."
- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.
"The Lord has fashioned in Fr. Ho Lung a compassionate heart. His life's work reveals to us the love of Christ."
- Peter Joesph Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte
"I have been priviledged to have met Fr. Richard Ho Lung on several occasions here in the Phillippines, specifically here in the Archdiocese of Cebu. His passion to help the poor reaches far beyond culture since his only basis is the universal love of God who has compassion for the rejected and the destitute."
- Jose S. Palma, D.D., Archbishop of Cebu