CBB Interview with Randy Hain


PETE: With all the challenges men face today, many of which you point out in your book Journey to Heaven, what do you think is the biggest one facing men today?RANDY HAIN: My answer might surprise you! As I travel around the country and talk to Catholic men, I am struck by how overwhelmed they seem to feel. They are trying to manage their careers, provide for their families, spend time with their wives and children as well as live out their Catholic faith every day. This overwhelmed feeling … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Patrick Madrid


PETE: After completing your book I have to say that in my opinion this is a must read for newly converted and those going through the RCIA program….it’s that solid in facts. Who was your target audience for this book?PATRICK MADRID: Thanks. All authors like to think their books are perfect for everyone, and I’m no different in that regard but, Why Be Catholic? is primarily intended for skeptics. The “skeptic” category encompasses both non-Catholics as well as Catholics who are a bit wobbly or … [Read more...]

CBB interview with Julie Kelly


This week my wife Laura tries her hand at an interview. She interviews Julie Kelly about her book Clare's Costly Cookie. (I think she did well). LAURA: First I’d like to commend you on your wonderful book. You have done a great service to Catholic families everywhere. Thank you. Like my own family, you homeschool your children, and you are a mother of six who has also founded Nativity Press. Did this book lead you to found Nativity Press or was there something else that prompted it? And what w … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Mark Hart


PETE:  You lead your book Behold the Mystery off with a general synopsis of its contents. In effect it was written to bring those bored by the Mass to a deeper understanding of what they are witnessing at Mass. This seems to be a problem that many people suffer from. What do you feel leads people to the state of boredom and dryness when it comes to the Mass?MARK HART: We live in a screen-based culture saturated with noise and images. All of us, regardless of age, are constantly bombarded … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Jared Zimmerer


Q: Your book Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man , sounds an alarm to Catholic men that it’s time for a change. You have brought together twelve talented contributors to the book including Jesse Romero, Kevin Vost, Kevin Lowry and Shane Kapler. How difficult was it to coordinate this project?I was amazed at the willingness of these gentlemen to get involved. One author after the other was gracious and excited about this project. I think the main difficulty was working through e … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Jimmy Akin


PETE: I have asked this of other Patristic experts, most notably Mike Aquilina, so I would like your take on this one. What makes the Church Fathers so relevant today? JIMMY AKIN: They are the hinge that connects our age to the apostolic age. They are an indispensable link in the transmission of the Faith from the first century to today. They also provide key context needed to understand some of the material in Scripture. PETE: Your book The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the … [Read more...]