The Two Pillars of Catholic Prayer

…are the Our Father and the Hail Mary.  We discuss them over at the Register today. If you want to know more, see my book The Heart of Catholic Prayer. [Read more…]

Here’s a healthy Catholic at prayer

Kevin Vickers calls day after Parliament Hill shooting ‘loneliest moment of my life’ Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms opens up during acceptance speech of Mount Allison honorary degree Vickers immediately arranged for the local priest to say a mass at his family home, during which his mother prayed for the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, [Read More…]

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…]