Two New Projects from Fr. Dwight Longenecker


Since I recently began sharing some of my writing over at Patheos, I’ve become acquainted with a few of my fellow Catholic bloggers there, including Fr. Dwight Longenecker. Fr. Longenecker has a fascinating bio and manages to keep up with his vocation as a parish priest while actively publishing books, blogging, and speaking on topics of great importance for Catholics. I wanted to bring you up to date on a few of his recent projects:

  • Faithworks – Fr Longenecker has a new, free, weekly newsletter called FaithWorks! Short articles on the practical practice of the Catholic faith. Just right for busy parents to get a short bite of inspiration. Check out the latest issue and sign up here.
  • Catholicism Pure and Simple — While I haven’t yet had the chance to personally read this book, it looks like a terrific resource for anyone looking to learn more about our Catholic faith or to share the faith with others during this Year of Faith. Amazon says of the book:“Starting with arguments for the existence of God, this book takes the reader step by step through the basics of the Catholic faith. Without using churchy language, difficult theological concepts or confusing arguments Dwight Longenecker explains not only the truths of the faith, but how to embark on the adventure of living the Catholic faith today. He uses plain illustrations from ordinary life, and explains the faith without complex footnotes or intimidating references. Catholicism Pure & Simple is perfect for high school students, confirmation candidates, members of RCIA classes and anyone seriously seeking God in the modern world.”

I invite you to check out both resources. You’ll find Fr. Longenecker blogging daily at Standing On My Head.

Copyright 2012 Lisa M. Hendey



About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. cheryl dickow on

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Fr. Longenecker’s book Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing is one of my absolute favorite books! I find his writing and insight to be truly a gift that he has been given and thus gives to others. I’ve signed up for his newsletter and look forward to his work as part of my Year of Faith blessings!

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