OSV runs an excerpt

from The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary. You can get it here, signed and everything! [Read more...]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

A reader asks: I loved the article, Is God A Consequentialist? Why do we pray in the Our Father, “Lead us not into temptation.”? Here is a chapter from my book The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary. If you are interested in the rest of my treatment of [Read More...]

Ancient Words for Speechless Moments

Christina Capecchi on The Heart of Catholic Prayer:  Re-Discovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary: I had never considered the interconnection between the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary before my conversation with Shea. The Lord’s Prayer was composed for disciples; the Hail Mary was composed by disciples. The Lord’s Prayer was handed from [Read More...]

Erin Manning Says Nice Things…

…about The Heart of Catholic Prayer.  Sez she: I must thank you for your “Heart of Catholic Prayer” book.  I ordered a copy for my father-in-law for Christmas and am now ordering a second copy ’cause I want to keep one for myself.  Your writing is just so blessedly sane–a rare commodity in Catholic media [Read More...]

A Little Experiment

In the effort to demonstrate that I have a Radio Face, I have recorded a little video giving a bit of background on my book, The Heart of Catholic Prayer: It should be obvious, after seeing this, that you and everybody you know badly needs this book, preferably autographed, for Christmas. Happily, I can oblige [Read More...]

Thanks Christopher Chan!

…for your kind and generous review of The Heart of Catholic Prayer! That’s this book, if you are new to the blog: You can order it by clicking on the cover.  It will make a great Christmas gift for all your fambly and friends and I’ll even sign it!  And if you prefer variety, there’s a [Read More...]

Authors Love Getting Mail Like This

A priest reader writes: I’m only two chapters into your book “The Heart of Catholic Prayer” and already I’m captivated. Every once in a while some one comes along with the gift of putting complicated things into simple, easily understandable words. Pope Benedict is one such person. You are another. As a priest of 35 [Read More...]

Did an Interview with Al Kresta recently…

…about The Heart of Catholic Prayer. You can hear it here. [Read more...]

Prayer is Not a Cosmic Vending Machine

In which Christina Ries and I discuss prayer and my latest book, The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Re-Discovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary. There’s more to come! [Read more...]

Hey Omaha!

I’ll be on “Inside the Pages” on Spirit Catholic Radio today at 8:30 AM. For those not in Omaha, NE. You can listen live at the link or, if you miss it, you can hear a podcast recording here. We’ll be talking about The Heart of Catholic Prayer, the phenomenal new book that people are [Read More...]

Unearthing New Meaning in Two Familiar Prayers

In case you haven’t heard: HUNTINGTON, Indiana, May 15, 2012 – Because people don’t really know what they are doing when they pray, God sends them help, says one of the most renowned authors on the Catholic faith. The prayers most Catholics have known since childhood — the Our Father and the Hail Mary — [Read More...]

I’ll be on the Catholics Next Door…

with Greg and Jennifer Willits, today at 11:20 AM PDT. You can stream it from here. We’ll be talking about The Heart of Catholic Prayer, my new book on the Our Father and the Hail Mary which all your friends and loved ones need and all the cool kids are reading, so you need to [Read More...]


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