Over the several decades, Catholics in the United States have grown increasingly ignorant of their faith. There are many good ideas and theories about why this is the case, but part of the solution seems clear: an unapologetic return to the fundamentals of Catholic doctrine and practice. Fr. Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has written a new book that aims to get back to the basics of the faith. Entitled That Nothing May Be Lost (Ignatius, 2017), the book consists of incisive reflections on the tenets of the Catholic Faith. “Fr. Scalia,” says the Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, “has written a book that deepens our faith and leads us closer to God in a hundred different ways.”
A priest for over 20 years, Fr. Scalia has served the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, a stone’s throw away from Washington, D.C., in the increasingly secular northeastern United States. It is not surprising, then, that his book would be a return to basics: as the subtitle says, it is a series of “Reflections on Catholic Doctrine and Devotion.”
Fr. Scalia recently corresponded with Catholic World Report by email regarding his recent book.