The Courage of Fecundity in a Culture of Sterility [Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture]
The Sterile Society: How the Retreat from Marriage Makes Life Less Secure, Less Free, and Less Interesting [Anscombe Society at Stanford University]
Family Life in Post-Christian America [Legatus of Fort Worth]
Catholic Fatherhood in a Changing World [Franciscan University of Steubenville]
Robert Nisbet and the Importance of Marriage and Place [Intercollegiate Studies Institute]
Panel Moderator: “Catholic Parenthood” [Portsmouth Institute Summer Conference, June 15-17, Portsmouth, RI)
“Catholic Family Life in a Changing World,” delivered March 19, 2018, at St. Anne Parish, Pittsburgh, PA
Brandon possesses a rare and important talent for a speaker: he ably mixes serious and intelligent commentary on the state of our culture with a levity of spirit that draws his audience in and opens them up to his arguments. Anyone on the hunt for a young, talented, articulate, humorous, and sharply insightful speaker should have Brandon at the top of their contact list.
Christopher F. Fisher, Executive Director, Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture
At Home with Jim & Joy [September 2016]
EWTN Bookmark [aired July 2017]
Podcast & Radio Episodes
The UnCommon Good [January 17, 2018]: Detachment Parenting
One Year Later (NPR) [December 22, 2017]: President Trump and the Imagined War on Christmas
The UnCommon Good [November 1, 2017]: Contagious Catholicism
Fountains of Carrots [April 25, 2017]: Attracting with the Transcendent–Why the Beauty of Catholicism Speaks to the Heart
Fountains of Carrots [April 7, 2015]: The Challenges and Joys of Catholic Fatherhood with Daniel Stewart
Radio appearances include EWTN’s Morning Glory, the Son Rise Morning Show, Pathways of Learning on the Sirius Catholic channel, and many other national and regional broadcasts.
About & Contact
Before and more importantly than being a writer | editor | speaker, I am a husband and father. Katie and I have three children: Teresa Benedicta, Ambrose Sebastian, and Margaret Clare. My experience as a father informs not just my writing about family life, but also about faith and politics. The family is the fundamental unit of any human community–civil or ecclesial–and I have been blessed with a tremendous and beautiful one.
I work as the Editor for EWTN Publishing, a book publishing collaboration between Sophia Institute Press and the global Catholic media network. In that role I have worked on books with several EWTN television personalities, including Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, and Fr. Wade Menezes. I have also had the privilege of working with the written-word legacy of Mother Angelica, whose numerous “mini-books” we have compiled into beautiful new volumes.
I am a Pittsburgher through-and-through, which manifests itself especially in my love of narrow hillside streets, French fries on salads, and Penguins hockey. I hope you’ll get in touch with me using the icons above with feedback on my work or (even better) opportunities to speak to your group or event. Email is the fastest way to get in touch with me; Twitter is the fastest way to get to know me (for better or for worse).