059: Restoring Catholic Tradition in an Age of Deception with Brandon McGinley

Can you imagine a Church so integrated within the domestic family that a secular liberal society cannot penetrate it? A Church, both institutionally and within the family, can be rebuilt with the “logic of Grace” as described by Brandon, in his book, The Prodigal Church: Restoring Catholic Tradition in an Age of Deception. This interview inspired me with hope in the beauty of our Catholic faith and its ability to be a light for us now and for generations to come. If you’re looking for hope in the muddy waters of the Church in spiritual distress, you will love this episode.

Brandon McGinley is a Catholic writer and speaker based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked in politics for several years, including pro-life and pro-family advocacy with the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Most recently, he was the editor for EWTN Publishing. His work has appeared in the Washington PostFirst Things, the Catholic HeraldPlough, and The Lamp, among other venues. He speaks around the country on topics ranging from Catholic family life to friendship to Church renewal. He is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University, where he met his wife, Katie. They have four young children and live in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Brookline.

Here is our road map for renewal — a roadmap for families, for schools, for parishes, and, indeed, for the institutional Church. In this crisis, we can complain and despair, or we can seize the opportunity to demonstrate that the Catholic Church is the means to bringing the grace and peace of heaven to earth.

-Sophia Institute Press

Learn more about Brandon at his website BrandonMcGinley.com

Buy Brandon’s book here.