Category Archives: Interview

What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles at Breitbart.com dealing with issues surrounding the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”). Click here and here for them, [...]

Dr. Tim Gray on Middle East Christians: ‘They have an amazing witness’

Scripture scholar and Catholic speaker Dr. Tim Gray of the Augustine Institute graduate school in Colorado makes yearly pilgrimages to the Holy Land and is deeply concerned with the plight of the indigenous Christian populations, under siege as their Muslim neighbors war against them and each other. On Sept. 25, he was the keynote speaker [...]

Dr. Tim Gray on Tough Questions About Persecuted Middle East Christians

Recently, I attended the Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast and had the pleasure of listening to a talk by scripture scholar and Catholic speaker Dr. Tim Gray, president of the Augustine Institute graduate school (click here for a piece I wrote about the event). Afterword, I got to sit down with Dr. Gray in the [...]

Reporting Rome Right: Five Questions With Fr. John Wauck

Last Fall Father John Wauck spoke at Benedictine College and other campuses about Pope Francis, the communicator. Now he is offering a week-long seminar in Rome for journalists, “The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis,” organized by the School of Church Communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Sept. 8-14. [...]

Five Questions with Michael Novak

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. Today we feature an interview with author Michael Novak, who recently penned a book about his life called Writing From Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative. He spoke with CatholicVote’s Joshua Mercer.   Today, the Catholic vote is [...]

Five Questions with Samuel Gregg

In the heady days of the 1960′s and the election of John F. Kennedy, Catholics finally felt a sense of belonging to the American experiment, while the Democratic Party offered a comfortable political home. Fast-forward 50 years, and that same party no longer offers Catholics the easy ideological fit, with the likes of abortion-on-demand, the [...]

Real Pope Francis vs. Media Pope Francis

Everyone is talking about the Big Interview that Pope Francis gave last week. Catholic blogs are abuzz. My news feed on The Facebook is full of a mix of inspiring quotes and frustrations with the media response.  On that last point, it’s helpful to look at what Pope Francis really said. Therefore, we present for your viewing [...]

Five Questions with Fr. Bill Miscamble

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC, a priest and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, who spoke with CV’s Stephen Kokx about his new book For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart & Soul of a Catholic [...]

Five Questions with Elizabeth Scalia

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features author and well-known Catholic blogger Elizabeth Scalia, who spoke with CV’s Stephen Kokx about her new book Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press). We hope you find this a helpful addition to our ongoing conversation about [...]


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