CBB Interview with Courtney Lee

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PETE: For those who have not read your book St. Philomena: The Story of a Stubborn Little Princess, you wrote it when you were 13 years old. Can you share with us the story behind the book and why you have such a great devotion to Philomena?COURTNEY C. FILOMENA LEE: My connection to St. Philomena began before I was born. My mom had a difficult pregnancy with me and the doctors told her that I would be born with severe complications. My grandmother prayed to St. Philomena to intercede for … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl

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PETE: Who was your target audience for your book The Light is On for You?CARDINAL WUERL: My target audience is Catholics. That’s a broad swath of humanity, I know, but we all need Confession, and we all could stand to grow in our practice of the sacrament. That will be true, moreover, until the day we die. Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but b … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Daniel Horan, OFM

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PETE: The preface of your book The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering outlines how this book came to be. For those who have yet to get it can you describe the process. DANIEL HORAN: Well, back in 2011 the Franciscan friar in charge of organizing the Holy Week services at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on West 31st Street in Manhattan approached me with an invitation to be the annual preacher for the “7 Seven Last Words.” It is a tradition I was familiar with, but I had never a … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Chris Lowney

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PETE: You mention throughout your book Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, how leadership skills are not only for the business world but apply to parenting as well. How can parents benefit from reading this book? CHRIS LOWNEY: I always use one of the dictionary definitions of leadership: to point out a way or direction, and to influence others. By that definition, everyone has a leadership opportunity, because we are all ‘pointing out a way’ by virtue of the values we role model, for ex … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Father Dwight Longenecker

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PETE: You have said Romance of Religion took you some 10 years to complete. Why so long and can you take us through the writing process involved?FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER: My writing process is usually pretty quick. I have an idea, then an outline, then I fulfill the outline. This time I got started, then I was interrupted with other life events and other writing projects. I was also unclear at the outline stage where exactly the book was going. As I began to do more work on myth and stories … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Mike Aquilina

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PETE: Good Pope, Bad Pope as the title and a black and white cover is a very unique way to present this subject. How did you come up with it?MIKE AQUILINA: I didn’t! My original boring title was Twelve Popes. My publisher, Servant Books, surprised me with a better title, and then stunned me with the cover design.PETE: Two things struck me while reading this book that I would like to get your thoughts on. First, there were some pretty questionable personalities in the early years of the p … [Read more...]


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