CBB Interview with David Scott


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 Patrick Madrid


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...]

CBB interview with Julie Kelly


This week my wife Laura tries her hand at an interview. She interviews Julie Kelly about her book Clare's Costly Cookie. (I think she did well). LAURA: First I’d like to commend you on your wonderful book. You have done a great service to Catholic families everywhere. Thank you. Like my own family, you homeschool your children, and you are a mother of six who has also founded Nativity Press. Did this book lead you to found Nativity Press or was there something else that prompted it? And what w … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Mark Hart


PETE:  You lead your book Behold the Mystery off with a general synopsis of its contents. In effect it was written to bring those bored by the Mass to a deeper understanding of what they are witnessing at Mass. This seems to be a problem that many people suffer from. What do you feel leads people to the state of boredom and dryness when it comes to the Mass?MARK HART: We live in a screen-based culture saturated with noise and images. All of us, regardless of age, are constantly bombarded … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Jimmy Akin


PETE: I have asked this of other Patristic experts, most notably Mike Aquilina, so I would like your take on this one. What makes the Church Fathers so relevant today? JIMMY AKIN: They are the hinge that connects our age to the apostolic age. They are an indispensable link in the transmission of the Faith from the first century to today. They also provide key context needed to understand some of the material in Scripture. PETE: Your book The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the … [Read more...]