CBB Interview with Nancy C. Belanger

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This week Laura and I both conduct the author interview.PETE: What inspired you to write Olivia and the Little Way?NANCY C. BELANGER: A lack of Catholic fiction for pre-teens and nudges from The Holy Spirit and St. Therese, I believe. I was just so tired of the dark, foreboding novels I was seeing for this age group in the bookstores. Black covers, stories about vampires and evil people. Such darkness! Our children deserve so much better.LAURA: You founded Harvey House Publishing in … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

PETE: Of the numerous books you have written this is your first on Christmas. What drew you to writing Joy to the World?SCOTT HAHN: Christmas! I hardly need another reason. Christmas is the holiday that even secularists can’t give up. Yet it’s so much more than they know. It’s more than the sales, more than the TV specials, more than the family togetherness. It’s the turning point in history. It’s a crisis — a drama of epic proportions involving world rulers and their armies, astronomical spe … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Lisa Hendey

PETE: Your new book, Grace of Yes, seems to have become a banner holder for a saying yes to God movement. Why is having the grace of yes so important in our lives?LISA HENDEY: Thanks for inviting me into this conversation Pete.The more work that I do around The Grace of Yes, the more I realize that my “Yes” to God is at the heart of my existence. Giving myself fully to God’s will for my life fuels my work, my relationships, my intellectual pursuits and the way I view the world around me. … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Eve Tushnet

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PETE: How difficult was it for you to write Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith and be so open about your story and struggles?EVE TUSHNET: I didn't really have a choice. I'd tried several times to write a version of this book, but I always stalled out, I think largely because I was still drinking and wasn't able to be honest about my alcoholism. I didn't want to write about that, but the book rang very false to me without it--it was shallow and coy. … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with John Henry Crosby

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PETE: With nearly 5000 handwritten pages to go through, how did you decide what to include in the book My Battle Against Hitler and how long did the project take?JOHN HENRY CROSBY: You can imagine how difficult it was to select material for a book of just a few hundred pages! That said, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s memoirs begin with his childhood and cover in great detail the period of his youth, university years, and, only toward the end, his battle against Nazism. Thus, from the point of v … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Jesse Romero

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PETE: You went from kick boxing champion to hard-hItting Catholic Evangelist. For those who have not read your latest book Catholics, Wake Up! can you tell us about your faith journey? JESSE ROMERO: I was a lukewarm Catholic for the first 25 years of my life. I worshipped the unholy trinity of me, myself and I. My idol was the Martial Arts. I knew about Jesus, but I didn’t KNOW Jesus. At this time in my life as I worked as a young Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff I met a fellow Deputy who was on fire … [Read more...]


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