Fr. Ronald Lawler, O.F.M. Cap. (1926–2003) was a priest, teacher, author, theologian, catechist, spiritual advisor, and mentor who lived the great life of faith and encouraged others to join him in loving Christ and His Church. In The Great Life: Essays on Doctrine and Holiness In Honor of Fr. Ronald Lawler, O.F.M. Cap., those who knew and loved Fr. Lawler honor him by continuing his work of presenting the faith in its fullness and beauty. This collection of essays is not only an invitation to know the faith, but also to love, live, and teach it from the heart of the Church.
Catechesis, doctrine, sacraments, vocations, Catholic social teaching, human sexuality, and more are discussed in The Great Life.
Contributors include Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M, Cap., Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., Katrina Zeno, Russell Shaw, Scott Hahn, Janet and Brian Benestad, Robert George, Gerard Bradley, William May, Evelyn and John Billings, Fr. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Father Kris Stubna, Patrick Riley, William Saunders, Fr. Ronald Lawler, and Robert Lockwood.
“I don’t know that anyone has had a more positive effect on my own life and thinking than Fr. Ronald. Fr. Ronald is a pillar and foundation for me and so many others, a pillar of integrity, strength, virtue, consistency and fidelity.”
—Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.