Prayer and Devotion
Seasons and Feasts
You may have heard about—and may have attended—the national apologetics conferences that Catholic Answers has hosted the past few years in San Diego.
Most people don’t know that they weren’t the first such conferences for us. Our first was held a quarter-century ago in Long Beach.
The theme of that three-day 1990 conference was “Go Forth and Teach.” It proved to be a great success in all ways except financial. We didn’t make much of a profit, and we learned that putting on a...
In Colossians 1:1-2, St. Paul says:
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father....
My first boss at Catholic Answers, Jan Wakelin, told me during my first week on the job that everything would be different going forward. "You're a public figure now, Patrick," she said. I was slow to understand what she meant.
But she was right. In previous career iterations, whether I performed impressively or poorly, very few people found out about it. Hosting a popular live radio show with an international audience is a very different animal.
Every word I say on the air...
I’ve kept the clipping for 27 years. It’s priceless. It sums up the whole professional-atheist mindset in a single, impolite word.
The article first appeared in the Chicago Tribune in 1988 and was reprinted widely, including in my local paper. I was surprised it appeared at all, because it contained a vulgarism (fair warning to my readers). How did it get past the editors? I guess they thought the piece was so telling that it was worth running, even if it generated a few...