The Incredible Martyrdom of St. Peter Mary Chanel

The Incredible Martyrdom of St. Peter Mary Chanel

Exactly 8 years ago today I was sitting nervously in a chapel in Wellington, New Zealand. Why the nerves? Because I was at the tail-end of 10 day speaking tour that was to culminate that day with five full talks (i.e. one hour each)…and my voice was gone…absolutely toast. My throat hurt like the dickens […]

Can You Be Too Hardcore A Catholic?

It wasn’t the first time I’ve been told I’d scare people. That tends to be the response when you start talking about hatchets. The first draft I turned in of my first book “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” opened with a story of St. Peter Mary Chanel. He was the […]