I'm also the Content Director at Word on Fire, the Catholic ministry founded and run by Fr. Robert Barron.
My work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today, and I'm a regular guest on Catholic radio.
In May 2011, I was invited to the Vatican to dialogue with Church leaders about new media. My first book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor), won first-place at the 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards. My second book, the official Study Guide for Fr. Robert Barron's new documentary, CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization, debuted in August 2013. Our Sunday Visitor will publish third book in May 2014. It's titled Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.
In May 2013, I went live with StrangeNotions.com, the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. I've also launched the Africa eBook Project, where we raised thousands of dollars to send digital libraries to seminarians across Africa, and Support a Catholic Speaker Month, where 11,000 people joined to promote new and upcoming Catholic speakers.
I entered the Catholic Church on Easter 2008. Since then I've written on theology, spirituality, technology, social-justice, and a heavy dose of all things literary—especially book reviews and recommendations.
If you'd like to get in touch—and I'd love to hear from you!—head over to the contact page.
Finally, check out what others have said about my work on my Endorsements page. Here are a few examples:
Bishop of the Diocese of Providence
"We were delighted to have Brandon Vogt in the Diocese of Providence to speak to our priests about the effective use of modern media. His presentation was extremely interesting and informative to priests of various ages. The fact that he placed his presentation in the context of the New Evangelization was especially helpful. Brandon's expertise in the area of contemporary communications and especially the productive use of social media is a real blessing for the Church."
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
"Brandon Vogt is at the cutting edge of using the Internet and social media as a tool for evangelization. His blog is one that I subscribe to as a useful place to find good information on how to use these new tools in order to spread the Good News."
Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City, IA
"Brandon captivated our priests and deacons with his wit, humor, and knowledge. His great love of the Church and his desire to help others share in the New Evangelization is a wonderful gift. We in the Diocese of Sioux City greatly benefited from his expertise. I highly recommend him."
"Brandon Vogt has emerged as an important voice in the New Evangelization. He brings his energy, enthusiasm, and prodigious intellectual gifts to the Catholic conversation and demonstrates how social media can be used effectively to advance the mission of the Gospel and extend to the culture the invitation to know Christ in his Church."
My appearance on EWTN's "Life on the Rock"
My conversion story on EWTN's "The Journey Home"
If you are new to my site, you might want to start with some of these pages:
- Book Reviews
- 'Learning from the Saints' series
- 'Resurrection' series
- My Favorite 15 Books of 2012
- Best Catholic Books of All-Time
- Building a Catholic eBook Library on the Cheap
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