CBB Interview with Daniel McInerny

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PETE: How did you develop the concept for the Kingdom of Patria? DANIEL McINERNY: Some years ago, when my two daughters were small, I was reading Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, where Tolkien is quoted as saying something to the effect that, in imagining a new world, it was important for him (the professional linguist) to start with a name. So, for example, he began with the strange name “hobbit,” and extrapolated an entire mythological universe from there. That very night, in … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

PETE: The New Evangelization is really not that “new”. It has it roots in Vatican II and to some degree even prior to that. Why do you think it has really come to the forefront in recent years as evidenced by the multiple books and talks on the subject? SCOTT HAHN: It’s been a priority for the popes since John Paul II, but I think the rest of us have some catching-up to do. We need to acquire some habits that Catholics haven’t cultivated. Cardinal Avery Dulles observed, some years ago, that most … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with David Scott

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PETE: What drew you to writing about Mother Teresa in your book The Love that Made Mother Teresa? DAVID SCOTT: To be honest, Mother Teresa never impressed me that much. I never paid much attention to her. If I did, I dismissed her as a kind a pious do-gooder. Like a lot of people, I “read” my way back to the Church. And the figure who brought me back was Dorothy Day. She had that radical conversion story, that deep interest in culture and this powerful vision of how to live our Catholic faith i … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Matt Leonard

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PETE: Matt you serve as Executive Director at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Can you tell us a little about the Center and its mission? MATT LEONARD: The St. Paul Center is a Catholic non-profit founded about twelve years ago by Dr. Scott Hahn, his wife Kimberly, and Mike Aquilina. The Center is all about getting Catholics into Sacred Scripture. Particularly, we want to help Catholics read the Bible from the heart of the Church. And we accomplish this mission through a number of … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Randy Hain

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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

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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...]


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