Kevin Wells

Kevin Wells is a former Major League Baseball writer, Catholic speaker, and author of Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz (Ignatius Press). His best-selling book The Priests We Need to Save the Church was published by Sophia Institute Press in 2019.

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Arm Wrestling the World for God

The solution to the Church’s distress lies right before us. Will spiritual leaders and laity choose to see it—or reject it because of the cost?

Courage: The Sage the Church Needs

Star ESPN sportscaster Sage Steele picked an unwinnable fight against a leviathan—and won. But she died, too. Her way is one the Church must follow.

Facing the Whirlwind with a Wiseman

Perhaps the Catholic Church seems under collapse because it has forsaken the prayer of its archetypes. Aged Englishman and mystical theologian David Torkington would say as much.

Advent Memories of Ireland on Retreat

I once experienced Ireland as being warmed by peat fires, laughter, and locals who rose from benches to sing old emigration songs. But now I saw it covered in what seemed a blanketed indifference and cold-heartedness.

The Scales of Warriorhood

American combat veterans encountered more than they bargained for when they met the teenage boys in Boystown.

The Curé Few Want

There is a major identity crisis today in the priesthood. It is a rupture, or at the very least an attempt to disconnect from the burden of its deep-rooted identity as one who offers sacrifice.

The Starved Man Who Changed the World

Thirty-one years ago today, Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, one of the greatest forces for good for the humiliated, abandoned, and rejected in the history of the world, died like a poor man.


The Pope and Synod: Hangmen of the Great Commission

I will not follow this new synodal listening blueprint, and I will not oblige Pope Francis’ reproach of Catholic proselytization. I will listen to God. And I will hold fast to Christ’s words of the Great Commission. 

America’s Grave Sensus Fidei-less Opinions

One thing is now clear: numberless faithful Catholics believe what Cardinal Müller does: the Synod on Synodality has been commandeered to subvert and distort the moral doctrine of the Church.

The Priest in the Valley of Lazaruses

For two years a single American priest has worked seventeen-hour days to spiritually and mentally prepare teenage girls for what might await them in some of the most dangerous towns in the world.

The Widow on the Porch

Has the Bride of Christ become like an old widow, who, caught within her inertness and fixed habits, periodically looks out into the flock—and rails against it?

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