The Urging of Christ's Love

The Urging of Christ’s Love

Here it is: my first book The Urging of Christ’s Love: The Saints and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church is now available for purchase. I need to thank Kris McGregor of for all her work and encouragement in making this possible. Without her, this would never have happened.

Thanks too to my patient wife Miriam.

Since I arrived in the Archdiocese of Omaha I’ve tried to find a way to present the social teaching of the Church in a way that is faithful to the teachings of the Church, to all the teachings but that is at the same time accessible. On my old blog, I used to write about the lives of the saints and discovered that I could glean from their lives some lessons about the social teaching. So it was that this book came to fruition.

The book is an attempt to teach a little about the social teaching of the Church through the lives of the saints. You will read about these good people:

  • St. Germaine Cousin
  • Bl. Franz Jaggerstatter
  • St. Mary Magdalene
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Jean Denaloue
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • St. Thomas Becket
  • St. Isidore of Seville
  • St. Joseph the Workman
  • St. John the Evangelist
  • Servant of God Dorothy Day

I hope that every reader gets to know these saints and holy people a bit better so as to better live the social teaching in our world.