Mike Aquilina is a Catholic author, popular speaker, poet, and songwriter who serves as the
executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for
Christian history tells the story not of an empire, nor of a culture, but of a family. The authors in
this series strive to communicate that history in a way thatâ€™s accessible and even entertaining.
They see history as true stories well told. They donâ€™t fear humor or pathos as threats to their
trustworthiness. They are unabashed about their chosen perspective, but they are neither
producing propaganda nor trashing tradition. The Catholic Churchâ€™s story is our
inheritance, our legacy, our pride and joy, and our cautionary tale.