CBB interview with Gregory K. Popcak

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PETE:  In your new book Broken Gods you set forth the notion that we are meant to be gods. We have heard it said we are to strive to be saints, but gods? Can you tell us what it means to be a god?GREGORY K. POPCAK:  It sounds blasphemous, doesn't it?  But the Catechism #460 provides the launching point for this bookThe Word became flesh to make us "partakers of the divine nature" (2Ptr 1:4): "For this  is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by e … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Daniel Burke

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PETE: What inspired you to work on your Navigating the Interior Life series?DANIEL BURKE: Well, I didn’t have the series in mind when I wrote the first book, Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. In fact, the first book was a bit of a surprise success. It won the best Catholic book of 2012, beating out Pope emeritus Benedict’s Infancy Narratives. Frankly, anything Pope Benedict writes is far more important than anything I will ever write. However, I was g … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with John Schlimm

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PETE: Your book Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, is a wonderful look into the unlikely friendship you, a 31 year old man seeking direction in your life, had with an 87 year old nun. What drove you to publish this story?JOHN SCHLIMM:  Sister Augustine once told me, “Every story has its time to be told.”Just as I was at a crucial crossroads in my life when I met Sister, and she helped me to navigate the pathway to self-discovery, the wor … [Read more...]

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Interview with Father John Bartunek

PETE: In A Guide to Christian Meditation you focus on a fundamental basic of faith and that is prayer. Why is prayer so important for the practicing Catholic?FATHER JOHN BARTUNEK: To put it simply, a healthy prayer life assures ongoing spiritual growth.  Spiritual growth depends primarily on a real, personal, faith-based relationship with God.  That relationship is prayer.  Don’t just take my word for it, take Pope Benedict XVI’s: “What matters most is that you develop your personal relation … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Mike Aquilina

PETE: You have been pretty busy recently with the release of The Ancient Path which you co-authored with John Michael Talbot, current release Seven Revolutions with James Papandrea and the soon to be released Ministers and Martyrs which is the companion to the NBC television event A.D. The Bible Continues. This writing pace is incredible. Can you describe your writing process, particularly from book development to final product?Mike Aquilina: The process varies with the project. Two of the … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Sister Marie-Paul Curley

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PETE:  For those who have not yet read your book Soul of Christ: Meditations on a Timeless Prayer, the book focuses on the Anima Christi prayer. Could you tell us a little about your personal connection to this prayer and why you chose to write an entire book on it?SISTER MARIE-PAUL CURLEY: I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know and love the Anima Christi, but after I entered the Daughters of Saint Paul, I learned that our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, encouraged us to say this prayer … [Read more...]

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