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Phil Lawler on Off the Shelf at Breadbox Media

March 17, AD2018 0 Comments

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, book reviews, and editorial columns have appeared in over 100 newspapers around the United States and abroad. A pro-life activist and veteran of many political campaigns, Phil was himself a candidate for the US Senate in 2000, running against the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Off the Shelf

On this episode of Off the Shelf, author Phil Lawler and host Pete Socks dive into Phil’s book Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock. The book has been receiving considerable press lately mostly because of its subject, the pontificate of Pope Francis. In this genuinely, well thought out book Phil explains why he, like many others, have had concern over what has transpired in the five years since the election of Pope Francis. We take a look at some of the mixed signals and confusion that has arisen from the Pope’s various interviews, homilies, and writings as well as what the future may hold under this one-of-a-kind pontificate and it’s departure from what the Catholic faithful have become used to in the previous 30 years.

Listen to Off the Shelf Episode 063 exclusively on Breadbox Media below.

Off the Shelf – Episode 063



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About the Author:

Pete Socks converted to the Catholic faith in 1996. He continues to learn the riches of our Faith through books. The passion to read has led to his ministry as a book reviewer for leading Catholic publishers. You can find his reviews at The Catholic Book Blogger ( Pete also serves as General Manager of the national Catholic podcasting network Breadbox Media ( where he also hosts his own weekly show Off the Shelf. When not reading, writing, and recording interviews, Pete is the happily married father of five working his way through life as a freelance consultant in rural PA.

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