CBB Interview with Father James Martin

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America, The National Catholic Review.James Martin was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received his bachelor's degree in economics (B.S. Econ.) with a concentration in finance.  After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric in New York City and Stamford, Ct., he entered the Society of Jesus (the … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Paul Thigpen

Dr. Paul Thigpen is an internationally known speaker, best-selling author and award-winning journalist. He has published books in a wide variety of genres and subjects: history and biography, spirituality and apologetics, anthologies and devotionals, family life and children’s books, study guides and reference works, fiction and collections of poetry and prayers. His most popular titles include The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to “End Times” Fever (2001) and the novel My Visit to Hell (20 … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Amy Welborn

Amy Welborn has worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools, and a Parish Director of Religious Education. She started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. Amy has written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service as well at times over the past twenty years. I've been writing full time since 1999. Her articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. Amy has written nineteen books and many pamphl … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Christopher Villiers

Christopher Villiers is a British theologian and freelance writer who has written about religious matters for a wide variety of publications, both academic and popular. He holds the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology from Durham University, United Kingdom, with a specialization in the history of Christian doctrine. His postgraduate thesis addressed the Divine impassibility in the theology of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, with reference to modern theological debates on divine impassibility d … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Kathleen Beckman

Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., is the Co-founder and President of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests (www.foundationforpriests.org), an international apostolate at the service of the Congregation for the Clergy for the sanctification of priests and spiritual maternity.The author of several books on prayer and sacraments, she has served the Church for twenty-five years as an international Catholic evangelist, retreat director, radio host, Ignatian certified spiritual director, and a writer for … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

In the past 30 years, María has been published broadly in the U.S., including the New York Times, St. Anthony Messenger, Our Sunday Visitor and other national and regional publications. She is a Director on the Catholic Press Association Board, and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international community of intellectuals.Maria has traveled broadly on international assignments in Central America and the Caribbean, Israel, Turkey, and throughout Europe. Perhaps her favorite … [Read more...]