God said chocolate and beer were good

Chocolate and beer are good. It says so in Genesis, says Matthew Leonard, author, speaker and executive director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, in a recent video. “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Gn 1:31). There you have it. But maybe there’s more to it?

In this video from the St. Paul Center, Leonard digs into the meaning of penance, offers encouragement and provides some humor.


And don’t miss Leonard’s newest book, coming soon from Our Sunday Visitor (available for pre-order)! “Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality” makes prayer methods manageable. It is fun and fast-paced, and it will put you on your knees — after you’re finished slapping them.

Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.