Take 5 with Lino Rulli (and Win a Copy of His New Book)

Laugh along with Lino and learn how to win a free copy of Saint.

Lino Rulli is just plain funny. So funny, in fact, that he almost runs the risk of not being taken seriously. However, in his latest book Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away, he deftly walks the line between humorous anecdotes and thoughtful reflections in a way that engages and entertains, yet enlightens and evangelizes. Like his previous work, Sinner: The Catholic Guy’s Funny, Feeble Attempts to Be a Faithful Catholic, Lino tells his readers probably more that they ever wanted to know about him, but he always has a spiritual point. It usually goes something like this: “Look how messed up I am! I’m just a miserable sinner who is called to be a saint. Through God’s grace, I just might make it. Same for you, by the way.”

I recently welcomed the opportunity to interview Lino about Saint, and he didn’t disappoint. If you want a taste of what you might expect in the book, block off a few minutes and press play above. Serious (and not-so-serious) questions elicit Lino’s characteristic self-deprecating sense of humor, often leading us into uncharted territory (if not sin), such as:

1:39 — Take 1: Lino contemplates his future in WWE wrestling.

3:10 — Take 2: A pope walks into a bar …  Lino walks into a bar …

5:48 — Take 3: Looking good in black doesn’t make you a priest.

8:10 — Take 4: Lino exposes himself. (Hey-O!)

10:11 — Take 5: Lino tries to get out of the way.

13:15 — Outtakes: If you thought the interview was funny, don’t miss these!

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  1. says

    Great interview! The outtakes are the best. Hmm, makes me wonder what was left on the cutting room floor. This interview also makes me wish I could find a single, Catholic guy like Lino in my neck of the woods. Too bad he’s all the way out there in New York.

  2. David Hamilton says

    Very nice site… I found y’all round about while i was getting admissions information for my daughter at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, who do thier Rome semister divided between Rome and Norcia at Monastero di San Benedetto, which had an article on Celebrating International Beer Day, Monk Style by you… Guess I was meant to find ya… We are kinda out of the same mold, wife being a cradle catholic and me being 10 years in the Faith, homeschooling, etc… God Bless and we will keep watching…

  3. Michelle F. says

    I loved your interview with Lino and I’m so happy I won the book! Thank you guys! You have no idea what this means to me.

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