Michael Baglino

MICHAEL J. BAGLINO, Ed. D. is a retired college teacher, most recently an adjunct professor in behavioral science at Palm Beach State College, Florida. He is a graduate of both Winona State University, MN and Florida International University, Miami. Michael is also a retired entertainer [singer/actor], performing primarily as a Frank Sinatra tribute artist under the name ‘Michael Matone’. A parishioner of St. Therese de Lisieux Catholic Church in Wellington, FL, Michael serves as a lector and Knights of Columbus member. He is a professional member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. The Baglino family, wife, children and grandchildren all live in South Florida.

He is the author of a trilogy of books ‘You Only Live Thrice’, ‘More from a Florida Catholic’, and ‘Europe Meets Florida’. ‘From Gramsci to Freud: 7 Anti Christian Philosophers who Ruined America’ and ‘The Dr. B. Reader’ are his most recent for 2023. Dr. Baglino presents in his books a series of articles and vignettes on religion, psychology, politics and culture. He shows us that God is with us in our daily lives through all our trials, travels and decisions. Insights are garnered from classical education along with our participation in this post-modernist world. Throughout we see splashes of Catholic thought from St. Ignatius of Loyola to St. Thomas Aquinas to a more contemporary and soon to be Saint Fr. Walter Ciszek. Definitely not without humor, Michael presents a down to earth and Catholic perspective to so many of our contemporary issues.

4 Characteristics Needed for Christian Leadership Today

One of the main themes of Christian author Alexandre Harvard is the development of leadership. Specifically, he states that his mission is to “Ignite hearts for greatness and transform the resultant fire into a powerful habit of the mind and the...

A Chance Meeting at a Paris Cafe

Suppose Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud took a short respite from wherever they’ve been in the past 100+ years and meet at a Parisien cafe in 2024. KM – Well Herr Freud, it’s not so bad here considering where we’ve been the past century or...

My 10 Favorite Catholic Books of All Time

[#1] Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment Not necessarily Catholic but Christian nonetheless. Plus, hardly a grand epic which you might expect, this is rather a murder mystery with the protagonist committing the murder[s] in chapter one...

What I Learned When I Met (well, almost) St. Pope John Paul II

I saw Pope John Paul II in person a few times in my life. It was during two troublesome spring times in Miami, 1980 and 1981. There was lot of crime and urban unrest. Not yet married and contemplating doing so, in 1980 I thought of visiting my Uncle...

How Neurotic are Americans? Part II

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 Guilt and Anger Part I of this...

How You Can Save $5000 by Visiting Miami Beach

It’s the way I see it. Maybe I’m wrong, but usually not. When this writer first visited Miami in the early 1970s, Surfside, FL was a lovely beach-side sparse neighborhood at the north end of Miami Beach. It was a casual ocean front community of sun...

How Neurotic are Americans? Part I

“The cry of the neurotic is ‘woe unto you if you are not perfect’.” This is a quote from famed Neo Freudian Karen Horney. [pronounced horneye, BTW] Today we have a phenomenon called political correctness, progressing into ‘wokeness’. It has been...