After working in Catholic parish, diocesan, high school, and health care settings, Aaron Seng is pursuing a vision of agrarian intentional community life in a Catholic distributist mode. He holds degrees in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and writes with his wife at WhispersofRestoration.com.
Alan Scott is a writer and graphic designer residing in Virginia. A former Agnostic, he converted to the Catholic faith in 2004. In 2014 he started his blog GrowInVirtue.com, which focuses on growing in holiness, by attempting to live a life more simple and virtuous, a life that is lived for God. When he’s not writing or designing, you’ll find him, hands dirty, in his garden. You can find him on Facebook, too.
Alberto Carosa is a Catholic freelance journalist who writes from Rome. Besides being a regular contributor to Catholic U.S. journals and portals, he is the Rome correspondent for the online news service Catholic World News and the quarterly magazine of the London-based Latin Mass Society, Mass of Ages.
Alessandro Rico was born in L’Aquila (Italy) in 1991. He received an M.A. in philosophy at the University La Sapienza (Rome) in 2014, he is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in political theory at LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, Rome), and he spent a period as a visiting Ph.D. at King’s College (London) in 2017. He is a journalist for the Italian newspaper La Verità and the Catholic blog Campari & de Maistre. He co-authored two books in 2016 and 2017.
Andrew Bieszad has an MA in Islamic Studies from Hartford Seminary with concentration in the Islamic equivalent of Dogmatic Theology. He is the author of Lions of the Faith: Saints, Blesseds, and Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the Struggle with Islam. He is a sought after writer and speaker on Islamic topics.
Andrew Guernsey is a graduate student in governmental studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he recently received his undergraduate degree in classics and political science. He worked as an accredited journalist in Rome in 2015 during the Ordinary Synod on the Family. Andrew currently works in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist advocating for pro-life public policy.
Antonio Socci is an Italian journalist and author. He has worked at Il Sabato and 30 Giorni, and at Giornale,, in collaboration with Il Foglio and Panorama.. Since 2004, he has also served as the director of the Perugia Broadcasting Journalism School. He is the author of some 15 books, including, The Fourth Secret of Fatima.
A Gregorian Chant scholar, instructor, choral composer, and parish musician, Aristotle A. Esguerra serves both forms of the Roman Rite as music director for the churches of St. Mary, Pine Bluff and St. Ignatius, Mount Horeb in the Diocese of Madison. He also directs sacred music for Pontifical High Masses celebrated by Madison Bishop Robert C. Morlino.
Avellina Balestri (aka Rosaria Marie) is a Catholic freelance writer who resides in the scenic and historic Penn-Mar borderlands. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Fellowship of The King, a Catholic literary magazine exploring the arts through a spiritual lens. She draws her inspiration from the Ultimate Love and Source of Creativity, and hopes to share that love and creativity with others. To stay updated on her other freelance writing endeavors, please visit her page on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/avellinambalestri"Facebook.
Benedict Carter, a native of Deeping St. James (a Lincolnshire,
England village listed in the Domesday Book – "two villeins and one cow"),
was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge University and has a B.A. (Hons) and an M.A. in history. After some time in the Royal Navy, his career has been spent in the offshore financial services industry in various
countries. He worked in Russia for more than a decade and is married to a
Russian and has two daughters.
Bettina di Fiore is a writer and liturgical seamstress based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated with honors from Mills College with a BA in English in 2008. Her blog, Watching the Whirlwind, offers cultural commentary from a Catholic perspective and personal pieces concerning her own radical conversion experience. She also contributed her conversion story to Patrick Madrid’s 2017 book Surprised by Life under the pen name AnneMarie Schreiber.
Bishop Athanasius (Anton) Schneider is the author of two books: Dominus Est - It is the Lord!, and Propter Sanctam Ecclesiam Suam (not yet available in English.)
He was born of German parents on 7 April 1961 in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR in the Soviet Union, where his family received the pastoral care of Fr. Oleksa Zaryckyj, later to become a beatified martyr for the faith. Bishop Schneider himself received his first holy communion in secret, since the practice of the faith was outlawed under the communist regime. In 1973, he left with his family for Germany.
He later joined the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra, a Catholic religious order, where he was given the religious name Athanasius. He was ordained a priest on 25 March 1990. In 1997, he received a doctorate in patrology at the Augustinianum in Rome; and in 1999, he became a professor of Patristics at Mary, Mother of the Church Seminary in Karaganda.
In June 2006, he was consecrated Bishop at the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican. He was then assigned to the position of auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Astana. He is the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan and Titular Bishop of Celerina, Switzerland.
Br. Esteban Ybarra with the permission of the Archbishop of Detroit leads the formation of a new men's religious community focused on the rule and life of St. Stanislaus of JesusMary Papczynski. They reside at Assumption Grotto in downtown Detroit, MI. firstname.lastname@example.org
Alongside his career in the insurance industry, Brian Miles is an avocational author of fiction, poetry, and the occasional essay. He received a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado and an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago. He is a convert to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism. He lives with his wife Elizabeth in Dallas, Texas.
Brian Williams is a convert who entered the Catholic Church in 2006. He is a graduate of Long Beach State University with a BA in History. Brian blogs on life, liturgy and the pursuit of holiness at liturgyguy.com. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and five children.
Cameron Henderson was born in 1976 in Boulder, Colorado and entered the Catholic faith at age 21. He entered a community in 2004 called the Friars Minor of Mary Immaculate under the charism of St Maximilian Kolbe, founded around the time of Kolbe's canonization and later disbanded. He earned a degree at the Pontifical University San Pio X in Catanzaro, Calabria. He left the Friars Minor, after due discernment and with ecclesial permission, and returned home, after seven years in Italy, to build a family in Longmont, Colorado. He now works as a fine wine distributor and importer and recently in antique and vintage items.
Carl Wolk lives with his wife and daughter in Alexandria, VA. He entered the Catholic Church on Easter 2012, a convert from Calvinism and before that, atheism. He has a B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Washington and Lee University, and an M.A. in Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in DC.
Carlos Augusto Casanova Guerra was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1966. He received a law degree from the Catholic University Andrés Bello in 1988. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy at the Universidad de Navarra. He has served as an attorney at the Procuraduría General de la República de Venezuela (attorney general) and at the Office of Juridical Consultants of the Congress of Venezuela (1989-1996). Later, he was professor and coordinator of graduate studies in philosophy at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, 1996-2003), visiting scholar at B.U. (2002-2003), Notre Dame fellow working with Ralph McInerny (2003-2005), professor and director of the Chilean campus of the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein (2005-2012), professor of the School of Philosophy of the PUC Chile (2005-2012), and professor of the Universidad Santo Tomás de Chile (2013-). He has published eight books and some 50 philosophical papers. He translated into Spanish in a bilingual edition St. Thomas Aquinas's Commentaries on the Psalms and the prayers of St. Thomas Aquinas (with Rafael Tomás Caldera). He was one of the 45 scholars who signed the letter to the College of Cardinals concerning the possible heretical readings of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. He is now a member of the John Paul II Academy for Life and the Family.
Chris McClure was raised Southern Baptist and converted to Catholicism after the birth of his second child. He is an Army veteran and a police investigator. He and his wife, Wendy, live on the outskirts of Northern Virginia with their six children.
Chris Moore is a graduate of Columbia's School of General Studies. He is an author and ghostwriter, and his books have been published in both Germany and the United States. He is the father of three growing boys. Chris recently came to the shocking revelation that the Catholic Church is more important for the world than the church even cares to remember, and he has decided to write about it.
Christian Patin is the founder of and head writer for Cathlogic.com, an online lay apostolate dedicated to uncovering and understanding the Catholic faith as it has been traditionally taught over its 2,000-year history. He lives in southern California with his (pregnant) wife of two years, Emily, and their 1-year-old daughter.
Christopher J. Malloy earned a doctorate in Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America (2001). Since then, he has been a professor of theology at a liberal arts university. He is the author of Engrafted into Christ: A Critique of the Joint Declaration, ten academic articles, some popular articles, and numerous book reviews. A student especially of St. Thomas Aquinas, He is committed to the communication and defense of the doctrines of Catholic Tradition, for through these and the grace of the Holy Spirit, one is led to True Life. Chris is married to Flory, and together they have five children in their home near Dallas, TX.
Clara Fleischmann is a homeschooling mother of six, wife of Jonathan Fleischmann, associate member of the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix (the lay apostolate of the Franciscans of the Immaculate), author of After the Fall (a novel), co-compiler of The Three Crowns (a prayer book), member of the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers, and regular contributor to the Missio Immaculatae International magazine (published by the Franciscans of the Immaculate). She is also an avid gardener, and she loves everything about textiles (knitting, sewing, weaving…). She occasionally blogs at https://clarafleischmann.wordpress.com.
Clare Short is a 36-year-old Catholic wife and stay at home mother of 3 in the UK. She is a secular Carmelite who makes vestments for a living. She blogs on Catholic topics and the interior life at Faith in Our Families.
Dr. Claudio Pierantoni was born in Rome, 1965. Is married to a Chilean woman and has two daughters. Studied classical philology and then specialized in patristics and history of Christianism at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum and got a Ph.D. in history of Christianity at Rome University (La Sapienza). Has been professor of history of the ancient Church and patrology at the Faculty of Theology in Santiago, Chile. He then got a Ph.D. in philosophy at the Universidad de Los Andes (Santiago). At present, teaches medieval philosophy at the University of Chile. His main lines of investigation are the Christological and Trinitarian controversies of the ancient Church, St. Augustine, the philosophical problem of Truth, and natural theology.
Cole DeSantis is an M.A. candidate in theology at Providence College, a Catholic college run by priests of the Dominican Order in the Diocese of Providence. His theological interests include Church history, the liturgy, moral theology, Christology, and the problem of evil.
Cornelius Pulung holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. He is a lay Dominican who loves theology, liturgy, and psychology. He blogs at Lux Veritatis 7.
Attorney. History lover. Catholic convert (1999). Husband and father of six. Hobbies include: reading or buying books, writing, contemplating the pratfalls of Michigan sports teams, and/or plotting an escape to the peninsular northlands. You can find his blog at http://dprice.blogspot.com/
Daniel Blackman is a writer living in London, UK. He writes a range of news, features, reviews, and interviews, and has been published in New Blackfriars, The Catholic Herald, Catholic Times, Pro-Life Times, Humanum, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Human Life Review, MercatorNet, Christendom Awake, The Remnant, Regina, Catholic Voice, Thomas More Institute, LifeSiteNews, Catholic World Report, Aleteia, and Catholic Exchange.
Daniel Mitsui is an artist whose specialty is meticulously detailed ink drawing. In his religious work, he attempts to be faithful to the Second Nicene Council’s instruction that the composition of religious imagery is not left to the initiative of artists, but is formed upon principles laid down by the Catholic Church and by religious tradition. Seeing in the art of the Middle Ages a faithful and vigorous expression of that tradition, he draws much of his inspiration from illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their three children. More of his work can be seen at www.danielmitsui.com.
David Martin gave up a promising career as a concert pianist in 1980 so he could commit himself to the defense of the Faith and the propagation of Catholic prophecy. He has authored three books, and has written numerous articles which have appeared in publications like the Remnant and Canada Free Press. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he lives a single and celibate life.
The Very Reverend Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer, CRNJ, is the founding prior of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, a clerical institute of consecrated life in the diocese of Wheeling Charleston whose members (known as canons) pursue the proper apostolic ends of their religious society.
By pronouncing the ancient vows of Stability, Conversion of Life and Obedience and living a common life according to the specific form of the institute, each member consciously strives towards the perfection of charity. The Canons Regular celebrate The Divine Liturgy in its traditional Latin, in the august Eucharistic Sacrifice, Divine Office and other rites and ceremonies of the Church.
Don Pietro Leone holds degrees in humanities and philosophy, which he has taught at seminaries and universities in Europe and America. He lives in Italy where he currently divides his time between his pastoral and academic duties. He is the author of the book The Family Under Attack, an excellent resource!
Brian J. Kopp, DPM is a Podiatrist in private practice in Johnstown PA and serves as Chairman of the Pro-Life Healthcare Alliance, a program of Human Life Alliance, of which he is also a board member. Dr. Kopp serves as Faith Community Liaison for Catholic Hospice of Greensburg, PA. He has written articles on a range of subjects, primarily the culture of life, medicine and ethics, that have been published in periodicals including the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, New Oxford Review, The Wanderer National Catholic Weekly, and websites including World Net Daily. He is a Board Member of The Polycarp Research Institute. Dr. Kopp has been a guest on several episodes of EWTN Catholic Radio's The Good Fight program, as well as Radio Maria's Armed for Battle program, addressing issues including end of life care and euthanasia, the Affordable Care Act and the HHS mandate.
Dr. John Joy is the Co-Founder and President of the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies. He earned his master's and licentiate in sacred theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria and recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His primary academic interests are in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, dogmatic theology, and especially questions of infallibility and the magisterium of the Church. He is the author of the forthcoming “On the Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisterium from Joseph Kleutgen to the Second Vatican Council” (Dec. 31, 2017).
Dr. John R. T. Lamont is a Canadian Catholic philosopher and theologian. He studied philosophy and theology at the Dominican College in Ottawa and at Oxford University, and has taught philosophy and theology in Catholic universties and seminaries. He is the author of Divine Faith (Ashgate, 2004), and of a number of academic papers; his academic website is at https://acu-au.academia.edu/JohnLamont.
Dr. Joseph Shaw is a Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University. He is a member of the Philosophy Faculty, and he teaches and lectures in the University. In 2005 he helped to found the Oxford University Gregorian Chant Society, where he is the Senior Member.
From 2009 to the present he has been the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.
Elizabeth Yore is an Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate. She served as one of the members of the Heartland Institute delegation to protest the Vatican exclusion of all scientific opinions and reliance on population control experts. She served as Child Advocate and Special Counsel at the South African Leadership Academy for Girls. She was the General Counsel of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Loyola University Law School in Chicago.
Elliot Bougis (Florida Man™) is a convert from the Reformed tradition. After a decade of teaching in Taiwan, Elliot returned to America and is now a freelance translator, interpreter, marketer, and writer. He is a happily married, multilingual father of three and occasionally a fitness nut. Find out more at ebougis.wordpress.com.
The Rev. Brian W. Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D., a priest of the Society of the Oblates of Wisdom, is a retired Associate Professor of Theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, P.R. In 1997 he gained his doctorate in Systematic Theology, summa cum laude, from the Pontifical Athenæum of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Since 2007 Fr. Harrison has been scholar-in-residence at the Oblates of Wisdom Study Center in St. Louis, Missouri, is well-known as a speaker and writer. He is the author of three books and over 130 articles in Catholic books, magazines and journals in the U.S.A., Australia, Britain, France, Spain and Puerto Rico.
Fr. Christopher Smith, S.T.D., is the pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, SC. He is a member of the Church Music Association of America and contributes regularly to the Chant Café blog. He is also a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is a speaker on sacred music, liturgy, theology, and catechesis. In 2013 he was elected to the Society for Catholic Liturgy. In 2014 he was received into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as a Chaplain.
Fr. David Nix was an EMT and paramedic in Boston and Denver. He is a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School and Boston College and is the first FOCUS missionary ordained priest (2010.) His passions include languages, the missions, the end of trafficking and especially the pro-life cause. In light of the 2007 Motu Proprio from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, he has chosen the traditional (1962) sacraments, blessings and calendar. He will be on loan for a year from his home diocese to run a Traditional Latin Mass parish in Louisiana (which is, of course, in union with the diocese and Rome.) He can be reached at email@example.com
Father Kevin M. Cusick, from the Washington, D.C., area, writes a weekly column for The Wanderer, the oldest US Catholic weekly published in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He also authors "Meeting Christ in the Liturgy", weekly reflections on the Scriptures of the sacred Liturgy and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an on-line resource for over ten years with over one half million visitors, and is a long-standing contributor to Homilies.net. Cusick is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy chaplain corps (RC) who served most recently in Iraq, before that for two years in Italy, three years on board the carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, in Florida and North Carolina. He is also published in The Catholic Standard of the Archdiocese of Washington and the magazine Homiletic and Pastoral Review. His photographs have also appeared in The Wanderer. A Detroit native, Cusick attended Fordham University, from which he earned the Bachelor of Arts in English and Mount Saint Mary’s for an M.A. in sacred theology.
Fr. Noah Carter is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. He completed his undergraduate seminary training at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH, with a B.A. in Philosophy. He earned his S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and is pursuing a S.T.L. in Liturgical Theology at the same university. He currently serves as a parish priest and high school chaplain in the Diocese of Charlotte.
Fr. Richard M. Heilman is a priest of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. He is a regular guest host on Relevant Radio’s The Inner Life, and is the founder of the Knights of Divine Mercy, which is an apostolate for Catholic men’s faith formation..
He is also he founder of the Ladies of Divine Mercy, which is an apostolate for Catholic women’s faith formation. He is the author of the Church Militant Field Manual and the Roman Catholic Man website, which are both dedicated to helping Catholics understand and train for their role in the mission of combating evil and rescuing the souls of our loved ones who have lost the precious gift of faith.
Father RP is the Pastor of two small town Catholic Parishes in the hinterland. He has served in parish ministry since ordination, and also as a priest confessor/spiritual director for a Carmelite Monastery for seven years. Prior to answering the call to the priesthood of Jesus Christ he did all kinds of things, including turning away from atheism and agnosticism. He has a few degrees from places called universities, but they don’t mean much.
Father José Miguel Marqués Campo was born in 1962 in Spain, but was raised in the Chicagoland area. He attended Rosary College, Illinois (now Dominican University) and obtained a B.A. in International Business Administration. His seminary studies were in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, and he was ordained a priest on Pentecost – May 26, 1996, Archdiocese of Oviedo. He is a former parish priest, former chaplain of a residence for the elderly, and currently assigned to the Basilica-Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, city of Gijón. Father Campo is also the former radio host of a regular series of commentary on the "Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church" on Radio María Spain. He has also been the radio host of a special miniseries on Literature and Faith, centering on the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien: "De los Anillos al Señor" / "Of the Rings to the Lord." He is the appointed diocesan Chaplain of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Cradle Catholic, minor seminary, served in the Air Force and Air National Guard. B.S. and M.A., Michigan State University. In 1995, received from then-bishop Sean O’Malley the Marian Medal for longtime service to the Fall River Diocese. Serving member with Sandy, wife of 49 years, of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Wellfleet, Mass. (summer) and St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton, S.C. (winter). Has a ministry called "Marian News" for the sending of information and books to the U.S. bishops.
Genevieve Kineke has written and spoken extensively on the subject of drawing women into a deeper Catholic faith life. She is the founder of Canticle Magazine and has written extensively, with articles published in Catholic World Report, Our Sunday Visitor, and Inside the Vatican. In addition, Genevieve has written several books including The Authentic Catholic Woman. She has hosted television programs on the role of women in the Church and appeared numerous times on EWTN. In 2008, she addressed a Vatican congress celebrating the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, Mulieris Dignitatem (“On the Dignity and Vocation of Women”)
You can find out more about Genevieve Kineke’s work at feminine-genius.com and find her book, The Authentic Catholic Woman, at amazon.com.
George Neumayr is a contributing editor to The American Spectator and author of the book, The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives. He is also co-author of an earlier book, No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom.
Gerard Biagan is a member of the Cebuano Summorum Pontificum Society. He has been an altar server since 2008 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Cebu Doctors’ University in 2015. His interests include liturgy and medical ethics.
Reed Armstrong is a Catholic artist (sculptor) living in Front Royal, VA whose work is displayed in churches, public spaces and private collections both here and abroad. He is also a writer and lecturer on religion and art, often with a focus on occult, or diabolical influences on art starting in the Renaissance and proliferating in the 19th and 20th centuries. His writings have appeared in Crisis Magazine, Communio, Latin Mass and the Journal of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, among others. Some of these essays, along with examples of his sculptural endeavors, may be found on his website www.agdei.com .
Dr. H. P. Bianchi is an associate professor of history at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization and Asian history. He received his MA in modern German history from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from The Catholic University of America. His research focuses on the question of secularization in Britain and the United States.
Dr. Bianchi is the author of St. George's Day: A Cultural History of England's National Holiday. He blogs with The Catholic Review at the The Fertile Soil.
Heather Price is homeschooling mother. Formerly, she was a middle school French and Spanish teacher. Her current hobbies are reading about ancient Greece, chasing her children, and keeping her backyard from turning into an English garden. She lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband, six children, and three cats.
Hilary White is an Anglo-Canadian Catholic writer, researcher and art student. She has covered life issues for over a decade at LifeSiteNews, and currently resides in Norcia, Italy, where she is an oblate at the Monastary of St. Benedict.
Hugh Owen is a convert to the Catholic Faith (since 1972) and the son of Sir David Owen, the first secretary general of International Planned Parenthood Federation. He and his wife Maria have nine living (on Earth) children and sixteen grandchildren (so far), including two daughters who are members of a Benedictine Abbey. Hugh is a professional writer and editor and the director of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, which provides a forum for Catholic theologians, philosophers, and natural scientists all over the world who defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation and who expose the fatal flaws in the molecules-to-man evolutionary hypothesis in both its theistic and atheistic forms.
James Griffin is a convert from Seventh-day Adventism and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter. An autodidact and self-proclaimed expert in medieval history, liturgy, and culture, James also has a keen interest in sacred music, and has dedicated many years to restoring the hallowed tradition of Gregorian chant in his native Texas. You can find more of his musings on his blog, Modern Medievalism.
Jamie Skojec is a homeschooling mother of seven children. She is also a real estate broker and state-certified first-time homebuyer class instructor. She and her husband Steve live in the DC suburbs of Northern Virginia.
Dr. Jan Bentz, born in Germany, resides in Rome as philosophy professor and freelance journalist. He holds a doctorate in metaphysics and two masters in Ecumenism and Church art. He has been working for television broadcasting and other media outlets for six years, reporting on the Pope and the Vatican.
Jeff Stempel converted to Catholicism from agnosticism in 2006. He is married to his beautiful wife of two years, a father of one, and works as a software developer in the Twin Cities. He blogs at Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts.
Dr. Jeffrey Bond has a B.A. from Kenyon College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has been teaching since 1979 on both high school and college levels. He converted to Catholicism in 1986. He is married with nine children.
Jenny Roberts is a twenty-one-year-old student of German at the University of Exeter, England. She is particularly interested in the restoration of the pre-conciliar liturgy and the education of children in the Faith.
In addition to being an upper school Latin and mathematics instructor for Immaculata Classical Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, Jerry Salyer is an associate scholar of the Abbeville Institute for the Study of Southern Culture. He has contributed to publications such as Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, New Oxford Review, and Catholic World Report.
Jesse Russell, Ph.D. has published on literary theory, religion, semiotics, and politics in a variety of academic and popular journals. He is currently at work on a book that explores Neoplatonic magic in the work of Edmund Spenser and blogs at CatholicKulchur.com.
John C. Wright is is a successful science fiction and fantasy novelist, and was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Orphans of Chaos He is the author of 12 novels, most recently The Judge of Ages (Count to a Trillion), part of the ongoing Count to the Eschaton Sequence. He lives in Virginia with his wife, authoress L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their four children. A former atheist, he converted to Catholicism in 2008.
John Carriere is a salesman who successfully dropped out of high school in the 90's. He likes flower gardening and shooting things with guns. He lives in Ontario with his wife and four children where they attend the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. He podcasts, reasonably well, at http://facebook.com/TheCarriereShow/
John Lillis is the founder and president of Lifeboat Coffee, which sends Cash Back Pro-Life Rewards from purchases to nearly 100 front-line pro-life groups across the United States. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and a 20 year veteran of the media industry. He and his wife Paula have seven children and one grandchild.
John Zmirak is Senior Editor of The Stream. received his B.A. from Yale University in 1986, then his M.F.A. in screenwriting and fiction and his Ph.D. in English in 1996 from Louisiana State University. His focus was the English Renaissance, and the novels of Walker Percy. He taught composition at LSU and screenwriting at Tulane University, and has written screenplays for and with director Ronald Maxwell (Gods & Generals and Gettysburg). He was elected alternate delegate to the 1996 Republican Convention, representing Pat Buchanan.
He has been Press Secretary to pro-life Louisiana Governor Mike Foster, and a reporter and editor at Success magazine and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. His essays, poems, and other works have appeared in First Things, The Weekly Standard, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, FrontPage Magazine, The American Conservative, The South Carolina Review, Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, Commonweal, and The National Catholic Register, among other venues. He has contributed to American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. From 2000-2004 he served as Senior Editor of Faith & Family magazine and a reporter at The National Catholic Register. During 2012 he was editor of Crisis.
He is author or co-author of six books, including Wilhelm Ropke: Swiss Localist, Global Economist, The Grand Inquisitor (graphic novel), The Race to Save Our Century, and most recently, Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Catechism. He was editor of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s guide to higher education, Choosing the Right College and Collegeguide.org, for ten years, and is also editor of Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind.
He is a native of New York City, but now resides in Dallas, TX.
Jon Haines received an MA in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy near Chicago and a supplemental educator in various liberal arts subjects. He blogs at jonhaines.com
Jonathan Burgess is the Education Program Manager at a veterans' non-profit in South Carolina and a senior at Southern New Hampshire University, where he is majoring in English Language and Literature. He is also a Catholic theology student through the New Saint Thomas Institute. He is a Marine combat veteran and a Catholic convert who was received into the Church in 2011. He is a husband and father of three.
Jonathan Pierre Cariveau is a Minnesota native and a convert to Eastern Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism. He writes on Eastern Catholicism, Church history, liturgical theology, and Catholic life in the 21st century.
Jonathan Fleischmann is currently an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., USA. He has written peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of subjects, including engineering mechanics, mathematical logic, and Mariology. He is the author of Marian Maximalism, published by the Academy of the Immaculate, and a regular contributor to the bimonthly magazine Missio Immaculatae International. He is married to Clara M.B. Fleischmann, and they have six children: Gertrude, Thomas, Mattias, Anselm, Philip, and Edith. His academic webpage is at https://jonathanfleischmann.wordpress.com.
Dr. Joseph McCabe is a graduate of the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame and holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa in Canada. His doctoral dissertation was on Aquinas' understanding of the virtue of prudence. He has taught philosophy as an adjunct professor at several universities in New York and currently resides in South Carolina where he works as a free-lance writer. Since 9/11/2001, he has dedicated himself particularly to the study of the history and theology of Islam.
Joseph Sciambra was born in 1969, in Northern California, not far from San Francisco. He grew up in a stable and loving home while attending Catholic parochial schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Early on, the dark shadow of pornography would cloud his entire childhood and teenage years.
Throughout the 1990s, Joseph lived around the homosexual culture of the Castro District, offering him rare insight into the daily lives and struggles of many gay men. Later, he became an amateur porn actor and escort. In 1999, following a near death experience, Joseph returned to the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Since then he has written extensively concerning the real-life issues of pornography, homosexuality, and the occult. He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in Art History and his MA from Sonoma State University.
Juventutem DC is the local Washington, DC chapter of the Foederatio Internationalis Juventutem. We are a group of Catholic young adults who seek to implement Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of Washington. We love the traditional Roman liturgy and seek to share it with the Church and the world.
Kelsey Shade describes herself as "A Christian first, a happily married wife second, and then a Mom to two handsome boys, Gabriel the three-year-old and Matthias, the almost-one-year old. I love them all to pieces and try to enjoy each day of this busy, blessed life!" She blogs at Organizing Life With Littles.
Linda Graber is a retired California educator with experience in elementary and middle schools, both government and Catholic. Later, she helped manage a small non-profit tutoring company which specialized in pulling struggling middle school students back from the brink of academic disaster. Linda also volunteered for seven years at a school for homeless boys, where she devised the Life Skills program, taught in the classroom, and helped recruit and manage community volunteers. A former Anglo-Catholic, Linda made the swim across the Tiber in 2000, one of the best decisions she ever made. She has been married 45 years and is the mother of two adult children.
Lindsay Murray is a homeschooling mother of four. She is a revert to the Catholic Church who can never seem to get enough candles, chant and incense. She can often be often found reading, laughing loudly and being used as a human jungle gym. One day she will be sitting at the end of a dock, on a secluded lake, drinking coffee with the guy that still gives her butterflies even after all these years.
Lorenza Formicola was born in the year that Poland took the words "communism" and "socialism" out of its constitution. She has always been a writer, but not with the purpose of persuading, because that would lead her to cowardice and dishonesty. Journalism has taught her that it is not possible to stir up emotion with mere emotion, ideas with mere ideas, hope with mere hope. Rather, for all of these to exist it is necessary to provide actual meaning, weight, and tangibility, otherwise they evaporate. She is firmly convinced that "tolerance means indifference" (Domenico Giuliotti).
Dr. Maike Hickson, born and raised in Germany, studied History and French Literature at the University of Hannover and lived for several years in Switzerland where she wrote her doctoral dissertation. She is married to Dr. Robert Hickson, and they have been blessed with two beautiful children. She is a happy housewife who likes to write articles when time permits.
Her articles have appeared in American and European journals such as Catholicism.org, LifeSiteNews, The Wanderer, Culture Wars, Catholic Family News, Christian Order, Apropos, and Zeit-Fragen.
Marco Tosatti is a renowned Italian journalist and Vatican expert. He has been covering the Holy See since 1981. His written work appears in La Stampa and La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana. He is the author of several books, including The Prophecy of Fatima and Investigation of the Holy Shroud. He blogs at Marcotosatti.com.
Dr. Mark Nowakowski is a composer whose works have been performed across the United States and Europe. He has taught music at various schools including Christendom College, the University of Maryland, and the Jagiellonian University of St. John Paul II (and Copernicus) fame. He currently serves as the Curator of Music for the Foundation for Sacred Arts, and lives near Chicago with his wife and children.
Mathias von Gersdorff was born in Santiago de Chile in 1964. He studied economics in Heidelberg and Bonn and graduated 1989. He worked several years as a banker in London and Frankfurt/Main. From 1990 he became an activist in Germany’s Pro-Life movement (Aktion SOS Leben) and in the German Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property – TFP. Since 1993 he coordinated the activities of the campaign "Kinder in Gefahr" against pornography, blasphemy, and violence in the media. During the government of Gerhard Schröder he organized many campaigns against "homosexual marriage".
Mathias v. Gersdorff is the author of many books about family and media issues. He also writes regularly for many newsletters and is the editor of several publications. He is the president of the German Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property – TFP.
Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Gaspers is the editor of Catholic Family News, a monthly journal devoted to promoting the traditional Catholic Faith and the precious heritage of Christian civilization. He succeeded John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, at Mr. Vennari's request. Matt's study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Islam, Vatican II in light of Tradition, Our Lady's Fatima Message, the Church's Eastern rites, and the pursuit of holiness for the average man (himself included). He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.
Matthew Karmel is the nom de plume of a teacher, freelance writer and translator living in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife and four children. A lifelong Catholic, he is also the author of the blog The Radical Catholic.
Maureen Mullarkey is a painter who writes on art and culture. Her essays have appeared in various publications, among them: The Nation, Crisis, Commonweal, Hudson Review, Arts, The New Criterion, First Things, The Weekly Standard, and The Magazine Antiques. She was a columnist for The New York Sun.
She also keeps the weblog Studio Matters [www.studiomatters.com] She can be reached at email@example.com or via Twitter @mmletters.
Michael Ezzo is an American Catholic layman who apostatized
in his teen years. He reverted to the Faith after moving
to Japan, where he has lived for the past 25 years and works as an English instructor.
Michael Hichborn is the president of the Lepanto Insitute. Formerly, Michael spent nearly eight years as American Life League’s Director of the Defend the Faith project. He has researched and produced countless articles and reports on the funding of abortion, birth control, homosexuality and Marxism by Catholic Relief Servies and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christendom College in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s degree in Education from American Intercontinental University.
Michael lives in Virginia with his wife, Alyssa, and their five children.
A former Montana state legislator and Catholic high school teacher, Michael More holds a Masters in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He is a secular Carmelite and avid outdoorsman. Progress on his spiritual auto-biography continues under the working title, “Beware the deception being prepared for you… How one student of the Second Vatican Council found the true Church in the Traditionalist perspective”.
Married with seven children. Professor of dogmatic and systematic theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A Thomist in the Dominican interpretive tradition. Special research focus: fundamental theology, ecclesiology, and theology of the episcopacy.
Michel Schooyans is professor emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain, where he taught political philosophy, modern ideologies, and the ethics of political demography. A former member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy for Life, he is also a member of the Fides et Ratio Academy (Rio de Janeiro) and of the Mexican Academy of Bioethics (Mexico).
Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, columnist for The Remnant and a former columnist at the National Catholic Register. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.
Peter Anselm Lyons is a homeschooled high school student with a penchant for Liturgical Theology and Apologetics. He is studying the Great Books of Western Civilization, Thomistic philosophy, and the writings of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf. He is a columnist for Catholic Stand and an enthusiastic chess and competitive volleyball player in his spare time. He is currently discerning seminary formation and the Catholic priesthood.
Raymond Kowalski is from Rochester, New York. He is a product of parochial elementary schools and The Aquinas Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and a law degree from The George Washington University. After a forty-year career in communications law, he is retired and living with his wife in Gainesville, Virginia. They are the parents of three and grandparents of five.
Rebecca DeVendra received her BA in Classics from Franciscan University in 2010. She's authored and co-authored Latin and Humanities courses for online K-12 curriculum, and currently works in a management position for a company that sells healthcare courses to colleges. She studies at the Academy of Realist art in Boston part-time in between working from home and caring for her small children. Her gallery can be viewed on her blog: https://beckydevendra.wordpress.com/gallery/
Roberto de Mattei is an Italian Catholic historian and the President of the Lepanto Foundation, an international organization based in Rome that aims to defend the principles and institutions of Christian Civilization. He directs the magazine “Radici Cristiane” and the “Corrispondenza Romana” News Agency, and was Director of the “Nova Historica” international journal from 2002 until 2013. He is the author of many books, including "The Second Vatican Council - An Unwritten Story." His books have been translated into several languages, and have earned him an international reputation.
Roy Heusel was raised in the Church of the 40's and 50's by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Marist Brothers. He was educated by the Jesuits at then Wheeling College (now Wheeling Jesuit University), where he graduated in 1961. He is a retired high school science teacher and coach. His most recent teaching position was as an adjunct professor in the Chemistry department at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his wife Karen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. They have four children, Matthew, Mark, Luke and Suzy, as well as 14 living grandchildren along with 2 in heaven. Their second son, Mark Daniel, is a priest in the Diocese of Steubenville.
Sandro Magister is an Italian author and journalist for both L'Esspresso and Chiesa. He is considered among the world's foremost "Vaticanistas", the group of highly-respected and expert observers of the Catholic Church, the papacy, and the inner workings of the Vatican.
Sarah Johnson is a Catholic Convert and home schooling mother of six strapping sons. She lives with her family in the Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, where they stomp through creek beds and wooded glens, seeking out the wonder. Sarah often writes fiction late into the night to the golden sound of so many children fast asleep. She also shares occasional thoughts on Catholic living at Aleteia.org, Catholic Digest and Shalom Tidings.
Stephen H. Webb writes on a wide range of topics, from the theology of basketball, the stories of John Updike, and the spirituality of pet keeping to Bob Dylan's Christian period, the metaphysics of matter, and the religious significance of sound. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, he taught theology and philosophy for twenty five years at Wabash College, Indiana.
Webb is a columnist for First Things. He is the author of Jesus Christ, Eternal God and Mormon Christianity. His book on Bob Dylan is Dylan Redeemed.
Stephen Herreid is an Associate Editor of the Intercollegiate Review and a contributor to TheBlaze.com.
His work is archived at candidworldreport.com, and has been published at Stream.org, Crisis Magazine, Aleteia.org,
CatholicVote.org, The Intercollegiate Review Online, and other publications. Reach him at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @StephenHerreid
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.
Steve Weidenkopf is a Lecturer of Church history at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and the creator and presentor of the adult faith-formation program Epic: A Journey through Church History. He is a member of the Society for the Study of the Crusades & the Latin East and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He is the author of The Glory of the Crusades, published by Catholic Answers. He and his family live in Northern Virginia.
Suzan Sammons homeschools numerous children and has been involved with pro-life work since 1989. She has undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Russian and puts them to good use negotiating peace treaties between toddlers and translating baby gibberish. In her free time (usually between the hours of 3-5 AM) she is an editor with The Saragossa Group. Her projects have included a variety of articles and manuscripts, but none have been more challenging to edit than her husband's.
Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supported by individuals, businesses and foundations.
Trent Augustine received a B.S. in Physiology from Marquette University in 2010 and a M.A. from Loyola University Chicago in 2013. He is currently a medical student at Loyola University Chicago. Despite the difficulties of living the faith in an environment hostile to the Church, it is his hope to bring another authentic Catholic voice to the medical profession.
Tristan Macdonald, a proud son of Massachusetts, earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and currently teaches theology and English at a Catholic high school in Boston. He lives in Revere, Massachusetts with his wife, Yesenia.
Vivifica is a pen name for two Catholic university students studying theology. Established in the summer of 2017, Vivifica aims to revive and restore Catholic traditions through web videos, blogging, and parish missions.
William R. Bloomfield is an assistant attorney general for the Michigan Department of Attorney General (required disclaimer: the views expressed here do not reflect those of the Attorney General) and lives in Lansing, Michigan with his wife and five children. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Ave Maria School of Law; he is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Most recently, he is the publisher of the Sacred Art Series, available through www.SacredArtSeries.com.
William M. Briggs is author of Uncertainty. Previously a Professor at the Cornell Medical School, a Statistician at DoubleClick in its infancy, a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and a sort of Cryptologist with the US Air Force. He obtained his PhD is in Mathematical Statistics, and now works as a Data Philosopher, Epistemologist, Unmasker of Over-Certainty, and (self-awarded) Bioethicist. He also holds an MS is in Atmospheric Physics, and a Bachelors in Meteorology. Briggs has authored or co-authored 75+ papers and two books in the fields of statistics, medicine, philosophy, meteorology and climatology, solar physics, and energy use. He blogs at wmbriggs.com.
Zane Williamson lives in Montana with his wife, Marcy, and they have been blessed with four boys thus far. He is passionate about sharing the Truth of Jesus Christ and tries to do so whenever he gets the chance.