Sammons, Eric




Eric Sammons, a former Evangelical, entered the Catholic Church in 1993 and has been involved in Catholic evangelization efforts for over two decades.  He is a husband, a father (of seven), and an author. He believes in life, liberty, and the pursuit of holiness.

Eric Sammons

  • Life. Every human life has an inherent dignity, given to it by God, not government. It’s imperative that a society protect its most vulnerable citizens. This means he is anti-abortion and anti-war.
  • Liberty. He is a fierce defender of liberty. He subscribes to the Non-Aggression Principle: no one, including government, should initiate force against another person or a person’s property.
  • Pursuit of Holiness. The purpose of life is to become a saint. As a convert to Catholicism, he has been studying Catholic teaching for more than 25 years and holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

He is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of several books, including The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did (Catholic Answers, 2017) and Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaría Escrivá.  He has also written several books, including a High School textbook on world religions, and a book on the digital currency Bitcoin.

He is also the Editor of a Sacramental Preparation textbook on the Sacrament of Confirmation. He contributed articles to numerous websites, including OnePeterFiveCatholic AnswersCrisis MagazineThe Federalist, and CatholicVote.

He holds a Master of Theology degree from Franciscan University.

He can be followed on Twitter @EricRSammons and his website “Swimming Upstream” can be found at