Philip Lawler, the founder of the Catholic World News service, is the author of The Faithful Departed, which the late Father Richard Neuhaus described in 2008 as “the best book-length treatment of the sex abuse crisis, its origins and larger implications, published to date.” More recently he wrote Lost Shepherd, a critical analysis of Pope Francis’ leadership. With The Smoke of Satan he completes his analysis of the crisis of confidence in the Church and explains how an engaged and determined laity can help trigger worldwide Catholic revival.
Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.