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Patrick Coffin: Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler

August 11, AD2018 0 Comments
Patrick Coffin: Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler

I keep having the same exchange with my seriously Catholic friends whenever Pope Francis comes up in conversation. It goes something like this: we were enthused about the initial days of the election (he was saying things about evangelization that needed saying, he encouraged us to get out of “mindset ruts” and bring the gospel […]

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The Frank Friar: A Celebration of Saint Elijah

July 28, AD2018 0 Comments
The Frank Friar: A Celebration of Saint Elijah

Pete Socks, the former book reviewer for Catholic Stand is now managing Breadbox Media, a Catholic-based, spiritually-focused, national podcast network. He will be posting podcasts regularly from different shows, introducing our readers to a wide variety of Catholic voices. Father Nicolas Blackwell, a Carmelite Priest, is a regular columnist on Catholic Stand. The Frank Friar If you […]

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The Errors of “Novitiate”

July 20, AD2018 0 Comments
The Errors of “Novitiate”

While flipping through a magazine from 2017 a few months ago, I noticed a “staff pick” feature for a movie that was soon to be released. According to the feature this movie, entitled “Novitiate,” was about the effects of Vatican II through the eyes of a discerning novice. This magazine feature, short as it was, […]

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The Hope and Healing of Humanae Vitae

July 16, AD2018 0 Comments
The Hope and Healing of Humanae Vitae

Pete Socks, the former book reviewer for Catholic Stand is now managing Breadbox Media, a Catholic-based, spiritually-focused, national podcast network. He will be posting podcasts regularly from different shows, introducing our readers to a wide variety of Catholic voices. The Hope and Healing of Humanae Vitae One Woman’s Journey of Faith and Healing on the 50th Anniversary […]

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Pope Francis and the Crisis of Confusion: Bishop Gracida

July 15, AD2018 0 Comments
Pope Francis and the Crisis of Confusion: Bishop Gracida

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and […]

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Cdl. McCarrick and the Conspiracy of the Well-Meaning

July 7, AD2018 0 Comments
Cdl. McCarrick and the Conspiracy of the Well-Meaning

If you ask me what I know of the accusations against the archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., Cdl. Theodore McCarrick, I must reply, very little. I know he’s accused of sexually abusing at least one minor and three adults; while accusation isn’t proof, the reports seem credible enough to take his guilt as a working […]

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Pop Culture Role Models

July 5, AD2018 0 Comments
Pop Culture Role Models

One has to look far and wide to find positive images of Christianity and in particular the Catholic Church in today’s mainstream media and in the overall culture. Television shows (The Young Pope), movies (Spotlight) and novels (The Da Vinci Code) constantly show the evils and hypocrisy of the members of the Church or its […]

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The Patrick Coffin Show: Does Fatherlessness Cause Atheism? Dr. Paul Vitz

May 28, AD2018 0 Comments
The Patrick Coffin Show: Does Fatherlessness Cause Atheism? Dr. Paul Vitz

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and […]

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The Patrick Coffin Show: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey

May 14, AD2018 0 Comments
The Patrick Coffin Show: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and […]

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The Call to Evangelize Through Facebook and/or MeWe

April 20, AD2018 0 Comments
The Call to Evangelize Through Facebook and/or MeWe

Social media is a powerful vehicle for educating and evangelizing modern society about faith, social justice, morality, and the rights of the unborn from the Catholic Church’s perspective.  Since social media allows and even facilitates the spread of untruths and damaging rhetoric, the faithful are called to serve by articulating the truth to both the […]

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Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler on the Patrick Coffin Show

March 24, AD2018 2 Comments
Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler on the Patrick Coffin Show

Pope Francis I keep having the same exchange with my seriously Catholic friends whenever Pope Francis comes up in conversation. It goes something like this: we were enthused about the initial days of the election (he was saying things about evangelization that needed saying, he encouraged us to get out of “mindset ruts” and bring […]

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Phil Lawler on Off the Shelf at Breadbox Media

March 17, AD2018 0 Comments
Phil Lawler on Off the Shelf at Breadbox Media

Philip Lawler is the editor of Catholic World News and is one of America’s most incisive Catholic journalists and commentators. A graduate of Harvard College he has served as editor of Crisis magazine, the Boston Pilot, and Catholic World Report. He is the author or editor of ten books on political and religious topics. His essays, […]

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Using The “Laudate” Catholic App to Enhance Your Faith-life

March 4, AD2018 4 Comments
Using The “Laudate” Catholic App to Enhance Your Faith-life

What is Laudate? “Laudate” is a Catholic app found on most phones in “Play Store”. I discovered it in recent years and have found it very helpful in my Catholic life. It is a “free app” which makes it even more appealing. I find it great to know we can find helpful applications on our […]

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The Patrick Coffin Show: Tim Staples- Catholicism, Ecumenism, and Offensiveness

February 24, AD2018 0 Comments
The Patrick Coffin Show: Tim Staples- Catholicism, Ecumenism, and Offensiveness

The Patrick Coffin Show The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive […]

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When It Comes To Our Youth, Silence Is Not Golden

February 22, AD2018 1 Comment
When It Comes To Our Youth, Silence Is Not Golden

Technology is everywhere. These days, one is aware of the unfortunate scenario of individuals sitting around a table, eyes buried in cell phones and other electronic devices. There is the occasional glance upwards, followed by a few words spoken. But, these moments quickly turn back to isolated experiences of happiness and glee. Having been a […]

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Change Your Hearts, Not Your Laws

February 12, AD2018 1 Comment
Change Your Hearts, Not Your Laws

As Valentine’s Day approaches this year, our country is in the midst of a cultural watershed moment. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a clear sense of direction about where to go from here and how to bring about lasting change. I am referring to the #MeToo movement and all of the revelations of […]

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The Popcorn Cathedral Debuts on Breadbox Media

February 11, AD2018 0 Comments
The Popcorn Cathedral Debuts on Breadbox Media

There’s  a lot of action happening over at Breadbox Media including a TON of new faces who have come on board. Each week in this article I will feature one of our great shows. Recently Rod Bennett debuted his brand new podcast The Popcorn Cathedral. Rod Bennett is the author of “Four Witnesses; The Early […]

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Off the Shelf with Adam Blai: Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms

February 1, AD2018 1 Comment
Off the Shelf with Adam Blai: Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms

Adam Blai (pronounced “Bly”) is a Church-decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Pittsburgh diocese. He is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. Over the past decade, he has helped educate priests regarding exorcism at national conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number […]

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Pete Socks: From Book Reviews and Podcasts to Full-Time for God

January 30, AD2018 0 Comments
Pete Socks: From Book Reviews and Podcasts to Full-Time for God

Pete Socks, a happily married father of five, converted to the Catholic faith in 1996. After a few years, he found himself simply going through the motions, just trudging to weekly Mass.  God had other plans, though. Pete experienced a reconversion when he stumbled on a book by Father Larry Richards and then attended one of his conferences. It […]

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The Truth About Medjugorje—Donal Foley Part I

January 29, AD2018 11 Comments
The Truth About Medjugorje—Donal Foley Part I

On June 24, 1981, a clear Wednesday afternoon, some young people went up Podbrdo Hill near the small hamlet of Medjugorje in then Yugoslavia. When they came down, they told people they saw “the Gospa,” (Croatian for “Our Lady”). A few more joined them, and it happened again. And again. And again. Today, three decades […]

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Christmas Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown

December 21, AD2017 0 Comments
Christmas Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown

I recently bumped into an old friend from grammar school and we began reminiscing about our favorite Christmas movies. Apart from realizing that all of the candidates were over 50 years old(not surprising given what spews out today), we ended up agreeing on two winners, one originally a theatrical release and the other a now […]

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Social Media Takes on Prayer: Why We Pray and Act

December 20, AD2017 0 Comments
Social Media Takes on Prayer: Why We Pray and Act

  We have all been flooded by posts on social media telling us to pray for Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other areas hit by disaster. I was surprised by the ones I got from secular and liberal acquaintances and friends, who suddenly seemed to believe that it was worth praying, or, at least worth posting […]

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Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser

November 26, AD2017 8 Comments
Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser

The Patrick Coffin Show The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive […]

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Christian Genocide – A Forgotten Crisis

November 21, AD2017 2 Comments
Christian Genocide – A Forgotten Crisis

The current plight of the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar is getting a lot of press notice which is appropriate, yet the ongoing plight of Christians in the Middle East gets little attention. Like many of my fellow Knights of Columbus, I support the Knights fundraising efforts to aid the displaced Christians in that area and […]

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