• There is no other book like this.

    “This book is as clear-eyed about the past as it is about the future. McGinley draws from history so that we can learn from the saints successes. But he applies those lessons to the future in ways that are fresh, realistic, and astonishingly creative. There is no other book like this. I hope many readers will take it to heart and take it to prayer.”

    Mike Aquilina, prolific author and speaker

  • This is dynamite.

    “‘How ought we to order our lives together?’ was Aristotle’s first political question. John Paul II answered: ‘Build a civilization of love.’ Hahn and McGinley demonstrate that it is our cult, our liturgy, that is the fountainhead for such a civilization and culture. Get this book. Read it. Enjoy it. Chew it. Pray it. Share it.”

    Al Kresta, syndicated radio host

  • Coming soon...

    Coming soon...

    From Emmaus Road publishing:

    – A book on Catholic Action as a model for Catholic politics in our time.
    – A new collaboration with Scott Hahn.

    From Lambing Press:

    – Catholic Pittsburgh: A Pilgrim’s Guide

  • There is no other book like this.

    “This book is as clear-eyed about the past as it is about the future. … I hope many readers will take it to heart and take it to prayer.”
    Mike Aquilina, prolific author and speaker
  • This is dynamite.

    “Hahn and McGinley demonstrate that it is our cult, our liturgy, that is the fountainhead for … civilization and culture. Get this book. Read it. Enjoy it. Chew it. Pray it. Share it.”
    Al Kresta, syndicated radio host
  • <b>Coming soon...</b>

    Coming soon...

    – A book on Catholic Action as a model for Catholic politics in our time.
    – A new collaboration with Scott Hahn.
    – Catholic Pittsburgh: A Pilgrim’s Guide

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A time to break down, and a time to build up...

A time to break down, and a time to build up...

Whether you know it from Ecclesiastes or The Byrds, you know it. And you know it’s time for both: breaking down the idols and false assumptions and niggling fears that have hampered the Church (and the world) in these last decades, and building up something new, rooted in tradition but looking always forward, forward.

As a writer and speaker, this is what I try to do: expose and explain what needs to be broken down, while building up new ways of thinking and living as Catholics in the modern world. In addition to my books, I’ve written dozens of articles in places like First Things, Plough, The Lamp, and the Catholic Herald. I’ve also edited numerous books for EWTN Publishing and addressed audiences around the country.

This is my online home, but in real life I live in my hometown of Pittsburgh with my wife, Katie, and our five children: Teresa, Ambrose, Margaret, Agnes, and Edmund.

Whether you know it from Ecclesiastes or The Byrds, you know it. And you know it’s time for both: breaking down the idols and false assumptions and niggling fears that have hampered the Church (and the world) in these last decades, and building up something new, rooted in tradition but looking always forward, forward.

As a writer and speaker, this is what I try to do: expose and explain what needs to be broken down, while building up new ways of thinking and living as Catholics in the modern world. In addition to my books, I’ve written dozens of articles in places like First Things, Plough, The Lamp, and the Catholic Herald. I’ve also edited numerous books for EWTN Publishing and addressed audiences around the country.

This is my online home, but in real life I live in my hometown of Pittsburgh with my wife, Katie, and our five children: Teresa, Ambrose, Margaret, Agnes, and Edmund.

Friendship is fertile. Not only do proximity and solidarity create the material, social, and spiritual stability that allows for more children to be welcomed with confidence, but relationships of mutual charity also become channels of grace. Because friendship is both spiritual and corporeal, it is also sacramental.

“Small Acts of Grace,” Plough Quarterly, Winter 2020

Friendship is fertile. Not only do proximity and solidarity create the material, social, and spiritual stability that allows for more children to be welcomed with confidence, but relationships of mutual charity also become channels of grace. Because friendship is both spiritual and corporeal, it is also sacramental.

“Small Acts of Grace,” Plough Quarterly, Winter 2020

The indelible mark of baptism brands our souls for God first and forever; in light of this, every liberal notion of rights and privileges and autonomy either loses its coherence or must be comprehensively dismantled and reconstructed. The salvific order of the cosmos is inescapably illiberal.

“Infant Baptism and the Logic of Liberalism,” First Things, 14 November 2019

The indelible mark of baptism brands our souls for God first and forever; in light of this, every liberal notion of rights and privileges and autonomy either loses its coherence or must be comprehensively dismantled and reconstructed. The salvific order of the cosmos is inescapably illiberal.

“Infant Baptism and the Logic of Liberalism,” First Things, 14 November 2019

Grace is real, and any “realism” that denies its power is not only incomplete, but dangerously misguided. Grace gives us the confidence to press forward when the path of purity seems impractical and even dangerous. Grace makes the justice that seems impossible credible, desirable, and achievable.

“How Grace, Not ‘Going it Alone,’ Will Save the World,” Angelus News, 29 August 2019

Grace is real, and any “realism” that denies its power is not only incomplete, but dangerously misguided. Grace gives us the confidence to press forward when the path of purity seems impractical and even dangerous. Grace makes the justice that seems impossible credible, desirable, and achievable.

“How Grace, Not ‘Going it Alone,’ Will Save the World,” Angelus News, 29 August 2019

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Professional, Engaging, Elevating

Professional, Engaging, Elevating

Both The Prodigal Church and It Is Right and Just have sparked conversations across the Catholic world. I’d be honored to bring my joyful vision for confident, grace-filled renewal of the Church to your parish, diocese, conference, or other event. My presentations aim to bring a fresh, lively, and candid perspective: no pandering, no predictable cliches. My goal is that every listener come away from my remarks encouraged and challenged to take action–Catholic action–to make the Kingship of Christ a visible reality in our world today.

While I look forward to the time when in-person events are commonplace again, in the meantime I’m an experienced video presenter and would be happy to address your group remotely. Contact me using the form below for more information.

Both The Prodigal Church and It Is Right and Just have sparked conversations across the Catholic world. I’d be honored to bring my joyful vision for confident, grace-filled renewal of the Church to your parish, diocese, conference, or other event. My presentations aim to bring a fresh, lively, and candid perspective: no pandering, no predictable cliches. My goal is that every listener come away from my remarks encouraged and challenged to take action–Catholic action–to make the Kingship of Christ a visible reality in our world today.

While I look forward to the time when in-person events are commonplace again, in the meantime I’m an experienced video presenter and would be happy to address your group remotely. Contact me using the form below for more information.

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Buy Direct

If you don’t want to put a few more pennies in Jeff Bezos’s pocket, your best bet is to buy from the publisher or, even better, from your local Catholic book store. There is another option, though, if you’re looking to support authors (specifically this author) directly: You can buy from my stash.

I’ll sign your book with a personal message (drop me a line with any specific requests!) and pop it in the mail at my earliest convenience. I won’t make any promises the USPS can’t keep, but you’ll receive your book in a timely fashion. The prices below are inclusive of shipping and my hustling to and from the post office.

Clicking any of the books below will open a new site to confirm your purchase.

If you don’t want to put a few more pennies in Jeff Bezos’s pocket, your best bet is to buy from the publisher or, even better, from your local Catholic book store. There is another option, though, if you’re looking to support authors (specifically this author) directly: You can buy from my stash.

I’ll sign your book with a personal message (drop me a line with any specific requests!) and pop it in the mail at my earliest convenience. I won’t make any promises the USPS can’t keep, but you’ll receive your book in a timely fashion. The prices below are inclusive of shipping and my hustling to and from the post office.

Clicking any of the books below will open a new site to confirm your purchase.

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The Prodigal Church: Restoring Catholic Tradition in an Age of Deception

“An essential intervention from one of our most exciting young Catholic commentators.”
Sohrab Ahmari, Opinion Editor, New York Post
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It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion

“A marvelous book which not only correctly diagnoses what ails our civilization but shows us the cure.”
C. C. Pecknold, Catholic University of America
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A Holding Area for Future Books

“It’s usually best just to be straightforward.'”
Brandon McGinley, the website owner

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Liked something I wrote? Hated something I wrote? Interested in having me speak at your event? Drop me a line here and I’ll get back to you as soon as this toddler climbs off of me.

Liked something I wrote? Hated something I wrote? Interested in having me speak at your event? Drop me a line here and I’ll get back to you as soon as this toddler climbs off of me.