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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Oct 15, 2021

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at

Bishop Athanasius Schneider was at Thomas More College last week, to celebrate Mass on what was, appropriately, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary: the 450th anniversary of the fateful Battle of Lepanto. Later in the day I had the opportunity to interview him for the Thomas More Center.

The primary subject of that interview—which is now posted on the Center’s site—was the bishop’s new book: The Catholic Mass: Steps to Restore the Centrality of God in the Liturgy, which is coming soon from Sophia Institute Press. But our conversation quickly expanded to encompass a more general subject: the crisis of faith in the Catholic Church. I recommend the interview to your attention—not only because Bishop Schneider has an important message to relay, but also because his plain, clear speech is a balm. …

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