Born in Kingston, Pennsylvania
Author and Executive Vice President of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Author of over a dozen books including; 'The Fathers of the Church,' 'The Mass of the Early Christians,' 'Talking to youth About Sexuality,' and 'Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life'
Operates a blog about early Christianity
Is considered an authority on early Christianity
BA in Journalism from Penn State
Edited 'The Pittsburgh Catholic' (1993-1996) and the 'New Covenant' magazine (1996-2002)
Why he might be annoying
He doesn't know Latin or Greek, so when he studies the Church Fathers, he has to use translations and not the original sources.
His books on early Christianity are basically cut and paste jobs. He takes quotes from the Church Fathers and adds commentary explaining why the quote supports the teachings of the Catholic Church on a given subject and 'voila!' he has a book.
Many, if not most Christians, don't know or care who the Church Fathers were.
Why he might not be annoying
He does an excellent job of taking what can be a dry subject, early Christian history, and making it exciting.
He does an outstanding job of defending his beliefs, especially from protestant fundamentalists who hate the Catholic Church.
He has hosted seven different TV series on EWTN.
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Year In Review:
For 2014, as of last week, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 91.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 111 Votes: 56.76% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
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