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Through, With & In Him: A New Book on the Prayer Life of Jesus

Although I don’t do it as often as I would like, occasionally I get to interview my fellow Catholic authors and talk about some of the excellent books being produced today. I have known one such author named Shane Kapler for a few years and was thrilled when he asked me to write about his excellent new book, Through, With, […]

Album Review: The Symphony and the Static by Fr. Pontifex

A lot has happened since Fr. Claude “Dusty” Burns, AKA Fr Pontifex, released his first full-length studio album, Ordained.  His rap debut was a mix of blues, jazz, Motown and backpacker beats that was a refreshing departure both musically and lyrically from typical top-40 hip hop fare.   But after Christian evangelist Jefferson Bethke’s spoken word video, Why I Love Jesus, […]

How to Survive the Fall of Western Civilization

The Last Judgment (detail) by Michelangelo

At Mass last Saturday morning, the priest stated during his homily: “We are experiencing the decline of Western Civilization.” Sunday’s Gospel reading continued the end-of time theme warning of the return of Christ. “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the […]

Navigating the Interior Life

Dan Burke

The spiritual battle rages, day by day. In the bigger picture it’s obvious–heaven vs. hell; God, his angels, and saints vs. the devil.  In the mundane however, it often escapes us. There’s no question we want to one day be with God in heaven for all eternity, but getting there is a moment-by-moment journey, and as they say, the devil […]

Fearing the Stigmata

Matt Weber - Author of Fearing the Stigmat

When it comes to religion, humor must be applied with caution. It’s a fine line between corny – i.e., Moses was a basket case – and irreverent. Matt Weber walks the line deftly in his book Fearing the Stigmata: Humorously Holy Stories of a Young Catholic’s Search for a Culturally Relevant Faith.  His humor is subtle, humble, and has a […]