With its title Moms’ Night Out, one might think this movie is just for the girls. To that I say, in my best Lee Corso ESPN College Game Day voice, “Not so fast!” But don’t take my word for it; hear it from the director and co-writer yourself in the video here. I am honored to share my interview with filmmaker Jon Erwin about his new movie, Moms’ Night Out, in theaters now. Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a day on the movie set. Now I’m thrilled to help promote the film. And a note to the guys … really, this interview is probably more for you than the gals in our audience. Jon and I even sneak in some football talk. Enjoy the interview and head out soon to see the movie!
A few years ago, Lisa and I went to the 2011 Catholic New Media Celebration in Kansas City. During the conference, a number of us went out to dinner together one evening. Purely by chance, Devin Rose and I ended up sitting next to each other. Upon discovering that we were both converts, we shared our conversion stories and generally chatted each other’s ears off. He mentioned that he had written a self-published apologetics book, which had caught the attention of Catholic Answers. Devin’s book, The Protestant’s Dilemma, is finally available.
It’s two days late and several dollars short of anything worth value, but hey, here’s another round of 7 Quick Takes Friday.
Ready for some fun? Time for another Take 5! Today we welcome Chris Stefanick — a husband, father, speaker and writer, and founder of the nonprofit ministry Real Life Catholic. Chris and I chat about his latest project with Ascension Press called “Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation,” a preparation program for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
P.S., I really had fun with this interview, especially the post-production work. I hope you enjoy the new iMovie tricks I’m learning. :)
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 of humorous anecdotes and thoughtful reflections, he engages and entertains, yet enlightens and evangelizes. I recently welcomed the opportunity to interview Lino about Saint, and he didn’t disappoint. Following the interview, learn how to win a free copy of the book.
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Here was the plan.
Last Tuesday morning I was scheduled to interview Sister Maria Suso with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. You may recognize the sisters from their multiple interviews on The Oprah Winfrey show or maybe even from The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. Locally, our Des Moines readers might make the connection that Miss Laura Downey, now Sister Mary Esther, made her solemn profession of vows with the Dominican Sisters of Mary.
Well, here’s what happened …
VIDEO: Lisa interviews Ignatius Press President / CEO Mark Brumley about Pope Francis’s first encyclical Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith).
Time for another edition in our Take 5 video series! This time Lisa interviews the multi-talented Kathleen Basi. The two chat about the books Kathleen wrote for Catholic families, how to support families with special needs children, and what it’s like to teach natural family planning with your spouse.
Is this the quickest Quick Takes on record? A friendly reminder about this week’s giveaway A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy by Sarah Reinhard. Enter now to win!
Lisa interviews author Sarah Reinhard about her latest book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy — a CatholicMom.com book published by Ave Maria Press.