Web of Faith

A Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions

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The expected release date is May 25, 2021.

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Whether about morality or matters of doctrine, hundreds of questions a year are posed to the average priest, with vast spiritual significance hinging on each answer — conversions and reconversions, children’s formation, the survival of marriages, new vocations to the priesthood, and the eternal destiny of those on their deathbeds.

Yet there remain few good Q&A compendiums published over the past half century.

In response to this need, Fr. John Trigilio and Fr. Ken Brighenti, hosts of EWTN’s Web of Faith, draw on their years of pastoral experience to compile a comprehensive list of the best questions ever asked of them, responding to each with the same natural warmth, intellectual heft, and spiritual acuity that has earned them such a large international following. 

As on the Web of Faith television program, their conversational style opens fresh lines of questioning to which Fr. Trigilio and Fr. Brighenti provide clear, insightful answers. The result is 400 pages of rewarding material touching on practically every category of Church life and Catholic teaching imaginable, including:

  • How to go to Confession and how not to
  • What you must believe versus what you can have your own opinion about

  • Sacred Scripture’s claims and mandates

  • How to deal with family collapse

  • Why customs matter

  • Who the Church Fathers and Doctors are, and what they teach us 

  • Bad words and unwanted thoughts: what is sinful and what is not

  • How the life of Christ should influence how you pray

  • What the Church teaches about cremation versus burial

  • Psychics and their dangers 

  • How canon law applies to laypeople

  • How to avoid the dangers of the Internet 

  • The importance of reading lists and how to pick good books

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"What a delightful experience! The pleasure of Web of Faith isn’t just in the knowledge and the clarity these priests bring to bear in answering a remarkably diverse range of questions – it’s also in their friendship, their experience, their humor, and their pastoral wisdom. It all comes together to help people understand the faith and live it better. Trigilio and Brighenti employ a down-to-earth expertise in resolving puzzles and giving practical guidance, and thoroughly entertain while doing so."


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"I am happy to recommend Web of Faith by Father John Trigilio and Father Ken Brighenti. Through this book they provide answers for some of the practical questions that arise about the reasons for the beliefs and practices of the Church. Whenever we understand our Catholic Faith more fully, we ultimately understand our Lord Jesus Christ all the more fully and, in turn, can love Him more completely. Their guide through the Creed and its implications for our lives can help us both understand and love the Lord Jesus all the more in all the many and varied aspects of our lives."

John J. McIntyre
Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
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"Web of Faith reads as an inspiring encyclopedia of comprehensive practical Church teachings addressing a myriad of familiar, and sometimes awkward and challenging situations, every Catholic can inevitably face in today’s modern world. Drawing from their exceptional knowledge of the catechism, Fathers Trigilio and Brighenti explain for the average Catholic, encouraging and life changing anecdotes acquired from decades of faithful pastoring. It is an insightful guidebook that encourages hope and inspires Faith!"

Thomas McKenna
Founder and President, Catholic Action for Faith and Family
  • Pages: 384
  • Format(s): Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-060-2
  • Product Code: Q80602
  • Availability: Pre-Order

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