I am a cradle Catholic, and it STUCK. To this day, I love my faith and consider it the greatest gift my God has given me. Yes—being Catholic is a beautiful thing. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of heaven. Where else can we get a glimpse into the actual life within the Blessed Trinity? Where else might we receive Christ present in the Holy Eucharist? I named this site Cradling Catholic to reflect the fact that I am trying my best to defend and protect the faith I love.
I was born and raised in the South Bronx of NYC. The world I come from was a place filled with hard working, hard drinking construction workers (I was an iron-worker), cops, longshoremen, firefighters, railroad workers, truckers, sanitation workers, etc. who were, for the most part, family men who loved their God, their families and their country—unconditionally. Consequently, if you would ask me to describe my work as an author, I would call it “blue-collar,” meaning that I believe my work is easily readable, no-nonsense, and to-the-point. There is lots of dialogue, and my tendency to be omniscient is obvious. I think that is because the characters and I are part of each other and I know what they are thinking.
Enjoy your visit and thanks for stopping by.
God bless you all,