BREAKING: Stage Mentalism and the Catholic Church – A response by world expert Angelo Stagnaro

angelo-stagnaroEditorial note: Angelo Stagnaro is the award-winning chief New York correspondent for the Catholic News Service, Holy See liaison, and editorialist for the National Catholic Register. He is also a Third-Order Franciscan and the author of several books on various aspects of Catholic spirituality and theology, all of which carry Nihil Obstats and Imprimaturs from various Catholic dioceses in the US. His most recent book The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual (with Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur from the Archdiocese of New York) has just been released by Hope and Life Press. Stagnaro is a recognized world expert on stage mentalism and cold reading.

The Truth About Stage Mentalism and the Catholic Church by Angelo Stagnaro

I enjoy telling people, both magicians and lay people alike, of how I passed the entrance exam for the Society of American Magicians (SAM)―a prestigious organization of stage and close-up magicians―many years ago. The New York City chapter of the SAM required two performances; one close-up and the other on-stage. As I am a mentalist, a stage performer who specializes in stage tricks emulating what non-magicians would call telekinesis, telepathy, ESP and precognition, I concentrated only on those tricks. Continue reading here.

 

BREAKING: Stage Mentalism and the Catholic Church – A response by world expert Angelo Stagnaro

NEWS: Hope and Life Press presents Christopher Villiers

Christopher Villiers
Christopher Villiers

Hope and Life Press are proud to present our latest and youngest author, Christopher Villiers, with Sonnets from the Spirit, a book of 52 reflective sonnets based on various episodes from Scripture, illustrated with major works of sacred art. Sonnets from the Spirit will be released by Hope and Life Press in paperback and ebook editions during the 2015 Christmas season.

Villiers is a British theologian who has written about religious matters for a wide variety of publications, both academic and popular. He holds the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology from Durham University, United Kingdom, with a specialization in the history of Christian doctrine. His postgraduate thesis addressed the Divine impassibility in the theology of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, with reference to modern theological debates deriving from biblical, historical and philosophical scholarship. Villiers is a practicing Catholic with an interest in ecumenism, particularly in relation to the Eastern Orthodox churches. He writes on a regular basis for the ecumenical theological journal Sobornost. Villiers is the winner of the 2008 Jean Cowling Prize in Theology and the first prize-winner of the 2015 Sonnets for Shakespeare Poetry Award.

NEWS: Hope and Life Press presents Christopher Villiers