Denver, Colo., May 5, 2021 / 10:00 am
First things first: this is the closest I have seen to the book I always wanted to write and never found the time to do. The title of the book is Web of Faith: A Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions, and brilliantly brings together the two things that I see rank-and-file Catholics are craving: answers to tons of questions from all the fields of Catholicism and a book written so concisely that the answers can be read in the time it takes to clean the family table for dessert.
The authors, Fr. John Trigilio and Fr. Ken Brighenti, are hosts of EWTN’s Web of Faith, and the book is the result of their years of experience explaining the faith in a manner that can be not only understood, but shared with others. So, in the book, they decided to compile a comprehensive list of the best questions ever asked of them, responding to each with intellectual heft, spiritual acuity and charity.
In the introduction, Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, tells the story of a lively question-and-answer period following a conference on evangelization where the presenter was asked: "Why are we Catholics so reluctant to talk to others about our Faith?"
“His response,” writes the Bishop, “caught me off guard. He said 'Most often we are afraid of the second question.’”