Q & A


  • The actor and the saint

    by Julie Rattey

    “People who struggle with faith can be moved by [Escrivá’s] strength and integrity and belief”   Charlie Cox, 28, most recently seen in the British series “Downton Abbey,” spoke with Catholic Digest about how working on… read more

  • My meeting with the pope, A Q&A with Peter Seewald, journalist

    by Gwénola de Coutard

    By Gwénola de Coutard Translated by Julie Rattey   Peter Seewald, a German journalist, returned to the Catholic Church 15 years ago after writing his first book-interview with then-Cardinal Ratzinger, Salt of the Earth, published in 1997… read more

  • Giving gang members a reason to hope

    by Traci Neal

    After reading Father Gregory Boyle’s new book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, in which he writes about the two decades he’s spent ministering to gang youth and building a small nonprofit staffed by former gang members… read more

  • Bringing Blessed Hildegard to life

    by Kerry Weber

    Linn Maxwell loves music. This love, not to mention her classical training and her beautiful voice, has led to invitations to perform in countless venues in 25 countries, in productions ranging from cabaret shows to Handel’s “Messiah.” … read more

  • A conversation with Matthew Kelly, motivational speaker; author

    by Kerry Weber

    In order to make a living as an internationally recognized motivational speaker, Matthew Kelly has to have a good stage presence, a booming voice, and a sense of humor. And he does. But to truly succeed, Kelly, 36, also needs to listen. We all do, he… read more

  • Q&A: Victoria Cavanaugh, Founder and director of Nuestro Ahora

    by Kathryn Oates

    In 2005, inspired by the story of martyr Jean Donovan, college student Victoria Cavanaugh traveled to Central America, where she found her calling among the orphans of El Salvador. Recognizing the vital role education plays in securing the uncertain … read more

  • Stephen McEveety, film producer, talks about faith, film, and fatherhood

    by Julie Rattey

    Stephen McEveety, producer of “The Passion of the Christ,” and executive producer of “Bella” and “Braveheart,” knows a good story when he sees one. A lot of scripts pass by his desk; a lot don’t get any farther. But… read more

  • Priest and scholar discovers new key to understanding C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia

    by Julie Rattey

    “I regard [this discovery] very much as a godsend and a gift which has been given to me in order for me just to share it with other people”Re-reading one of C.S. Lewis’ poems one night in 2003 as he was nearing the end of his ordination training, … read more

  • Q&A Bishop Clarence Silva

    by Kerry Weber

    A Catholic Digest Papal Visit Exclusive When many Americans think of Honolulu, Hawaii, visions of warm beaches and tall palm trees often come to mind. But for Bishop Clarence Silva the popular vacation destination is a thriving diocese filled not just… read more

  • Q&A Kevin Cole, pianist

    by Julie Rattey

    Kevin Cole, 48, is regarded as the world’s foremost interpreter of George Gershwin and the music of the Great American Songbook from that era. Catholic Digest recently spoke with Cole about Gershwin, his Catholic faith, and the meeting with a music … read more