Learning from a Woman Leader in the 8th-Century Church

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the SaintsSaints at Heartand Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.

His more recent books are The Heart of Catholicism and Prayers to the Holy Spirit. You can learn more about Bert and his work at BertGhezzi.com.

Today, Bert profiles St. Leoba, an eighth-century missionary to Germany.

The Romance of Religion: An Interview with Fr. Dwight Longenecker


Romance and religion aren’t two words that most people normally associate, but Fr. Dwight Longenecker does. The witty and imaginative priest just released a new book titled, The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty (Thomas Nelson).

Fr. Dwight recently sat down with me to discuss Jesus, adventure, myth and more.

BRANDON: You introduce your new book, The Romance of Religion, by saying Jesus’ table-turning episode was the key to your own life turning upside-down. How did this happen?

My Vatican Radio Interview on Pope Francis, Social Justice, and the Saints


Last week I was interviewed on Vatican Radio about my new book, Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World. It was short—only about six minutes long—but we covered lots of topics including Pope Francis, social justice, and the saints.

Listen by clicking below!

(If the audio player doesn’t work, click here to download or stream the MP3.)

“Transforming Parish Communications” Book Giveaway!

Transforming Parish Communications

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to the good folks at Our Sunday Visitor, I’m giving away TEN copies of a helpful new book, Transforming Parish Communications: