Adam Michael WoodAdam writes about philosophy, theology, libertarian politics, anarcho-capitalism, software development, the Open Source movement, Christian liturgy, and sacred music.
Aden Hayes, Ph.D.Aden Hayes’s professional life spans university teaching; directing study abroad programs in Spain; working in public relations in both New York and Madrid; and co-directing EUSA, an organization providing professional practice internship opportunities in eight cities of Europe and North America. He is currently executive director of the Foundation for Practical Education and lives in Madrid.
Adrian HauAdrian Hau was born in the middle of Canada in the early 1980s. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he presently resides with his wife and three children.
Aelredus RievallensisAelredus Rievallensis is the pen name of a graduate student studying in the American Midwest, with a decided penchant for all things traditional.
Alan ScottAlan 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 CarosaAlberto 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 RicoAlessandro 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.
Alexandria Chiasson McCormickAlexandria Chiasson McCormick is a second-generation homeschooler and a graduate of Christendom College and Wilmington University. She lives in the Philadelphia metro area with her husband and their four young sons.
André LevesqueAndré Levesque lives in Eastern Ontario, Canada with his wife and three children. He is a cradle Catholic who started off in the charismatic renewal to eventually migrate to the traditional Latin Mass. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Ottawa and is a manager at a large accounting firm. He has a Facebook page called Adoramus Te devoted to promoting the Catholic faith.
Andrew BieszadAndrew 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 GuernseyAndrew 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.
Andrew LathamAndrew Latham was born in England and raised in Canada and currently lives in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from York University in Toronto. Since 1997, Andrew has been a member of the Political Science Department at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he regularly teaches courses in Medieval Political Thought, Conservative Political Thought, War, Regional Conflict, and International Security. His most recent publications include an academic book entitled Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics: War and World Order in the Age of the Crusades, and The Holy Lance, his first novel. In addition to publishing in a range of top-tier academic journals, he has also published in general audience works such as First Things, Crisis Magazine, Commonweal, Touchstone, and OnePeterFive.
Andrew MeszarosAndrew Meszaros is a retired business executive. For over two decades. he has dedicated himself to the study, use, and promotion of the Church's language. He enjoys reading Patristic literature in Latin, especially the works of Saint Jerome. He also uses Latin in correspondence and in telephone conversations with like-minded friends worldwide. He lives with his wife and his extended family in Miami, Florida.
Anna KalinowskiAnna Kalinowski is a Catholic writer from St. Louis, Missouri. Recently, Anna’s main writing work has involved keeping up a feverish (mostly one-sided) correspondence with her siblings in religious life. When she is not writing in English, Anna writes in C++, C#, and Python.
Anthony AltAnthony Alt is a coffee-guzzling marathoner, husband, father, and lawyer in Saint Paul. He’s a former seminarian and hermit now living a somewhat unapologetic urban eremitical existence. Anthony is an ardent proponent of the Divine Office, Latin, the St. Bridget prayers, and making Sunday much more than just the day before Monday. He’s always on the search for more endorphins and the perfect kvass recipe. Anthony and his wife, Nell, are editors of the book Nunc Coepi - A Year of Prayer. He can be contacted at [email protected], especially if you are looking to go for a run in the Twin Cities.
Antonio SocciAntonio 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 works for RAI (Radiotelevisione italiana) and is a contributor to the Italian newspaper Libero. He is the author of some 15 books, including The Fourth Secret of Fatima.
Aristotle EsguerraA 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.
Augustine HimmelAugustine Himmel’s stories have been published in the Beloit Fiction Journal, the South Carolina Review, the Northern Reader, and several other places.
Avellina BalestriAvellina 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.
Ben HachtenBen Hachten is a lawyer in Louisville, KY and the President of the Louisville Catholic Bar Association. He is passionate about evangelization and leading people home to the Catholic Church.
Benedict CarterBenedict 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.
Benjamin J. Vail, OFSBenjamin J. Vail, OFS is a Franciscan tertiary from the USA living with his family in Brno, Czech Republic.
Bettina di FioreBettina 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 SchneiderBishop 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, FMCDBr. 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. [email protected]
Bree A. DailBree A. Dail holds a Masters of Diplomacy, focusing on Conflict Management from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Arts from Christendom College. She is a veteran Naval Surface Warfare Officer, and has published various academic and AP articles on Military Affairs and Policy. She currently works as Consultant for a major Defense Contractor, and is the International/National Coordinator for Rosary Coast to Coast and the Holy League of Nations.
Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Brendan Buckley currently lives in San Diego, Calif. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, majoring in history and Spanish. He and his wife, Tessa, are expecting their first child in 2020. The views expressed are those of the individual only and not those of the Department of Defense (DoD).
Brian MilesAlongside 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 NewberryBrian Newberry is a catechist in the Catholic Church. He was formerly a Protestant for 20 years before reverting in 2014. He has an M.A. in theological and biblical studies from Azusa Pacific Seminary, with undergraduate degrees in psychology and political science. Brian is also the author of two Christian fantasy-apocalyptic novels, The Battle of Pneumatika and Sage against the Machine. He currently lives in Long Beach, Calif. with his wife, son, and daughter.
Brian WilliamsBrian 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.
Brice GriffinBrice Griffin is a homeschooling mother of a handful of children who hopes to continue to increase her number of students. She came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2008. She loves the Church, her family, America, and traveling. She spends most of her days dreaming of her family’s return to Assisi.
C.A. Thompson-BriggsC.A. Thompson-Briggs runs Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs Sacred Art with his wife, an oil painter.
C.T. RossiC.T. Rossi is an attorney who lives in Mobile, Ala. and is the author of Seeking More: A Catholic Lawyer's Guide Based on the Life and Writings of Saint Thomas More.
Calum AndersonCalum Anderson is a JD Candidate at Queen’s University. He holds a Bachelor of Education from Western University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History from Trent University.
Cameron HendersonCameron 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 WolkCarl Wolk lives in Wisconsin with his wife and children. 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. He is the Upper School Dean at Providence Academy in La Crosse, WI, where he teaches theology and philosophy.
Carlos A. CasanovaCarlos 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.
Dr Carol Byrne gained a B.A. and M.A. from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham (U.K.). After raising a family, she was for a time deputy chair of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales and formerly assistant editor of the magazine for the SSPX in the District of Great Britain. She has produced a number of articles for the website Tradition in Action. Her books include Simplicissimus: an entirely new approach to learning the Latin of the Traditional Roman Missal (still used by the Latin Mass Society as a teaching aid for priests and laity with New Edition revised by current chair Dr. Joseph Shaw); The Catholic Worker Movement: A Critical Analysis, Authorhouse 2010; and Born of Revolution: A Misguided Liturgical Movement, Holyrood Press, 2020.
Chris CaldwellChris Caldwell has a law degree from Boston College, an MBA from Johns Hopkins, and an M.A. in philosophical theology from Berkeley. He has taught philosophy courses at two colleges and was a political appointee in the Bush administration from 2000 to 2003.
Chris McClureChris 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 MooreChris 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 BrowneChristian Browne is a practicing attorney in New York state. A board member of the Nassau County Catholic Lawyers Guild, he earned his J.D. from Fordham University in 2004. He is the author of The Pearl of Great Price: Pius VI & the Sack of Rome.
Christian PatinChristian 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. MalloyChristopher 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.
Christopher LaurenceChristopher Laurence is a freelance writer and revert to the Catholic Faith. Originally from Long Island, he now happily resides in Texas and is engaged to a lovely Texas girl. A recovering connoisseur of all things secular and pop culture, he has since eschewed them for the likes of Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and Gregorian chant, which he considers quite an upgrade. He can be found on Twitter at @Gropher_Tump.
Christopher P. WendtChristopher P. Wendt is a serial entrepreneur who has founded two digital marketing agencies, one online retail website, and now a remote staffing solutions business that taps into global talent. He earned his Master of Arts degree from Gannon University’s Pontifical Center for Catechetical Studies and calls Franciscan University of Steubenville his “loving mother.” He and his wife Veronica, of 25 years, have nine children so far, and they live outside Steubenville, Ohio. He raises beef cattle on his farm, loves to hike new trails, and to run. His favorite historical non-fiction book is Revolution and Counter-Revolution. He can be reached at christopherpwendt.com or [email protected].
Clara FleischmannClara 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.
Clarissa KwasniewskiClarissa Kwasniewski is a homeschooling mother and a Benedictine oblate. She paints in her spare time.
Claudio PierantoniDr. 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 DeSantisCole 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 PulungCornelius 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.
Dale PriceAttorney. 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/
Dan MilletteDan Millette is a husband and father of four. He teaches in Saskatchewan, Canada. Millette is a graduate from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Ontario and has a Master of Arts degree in theology from Holy Apostles College in Connecticut. His personal blog is www.bravestthing.com.
Daniel BlackmanDaniel 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 KoenemannDaniel M. Koenemann is currently a doctoral student working with Dr. Janelle Burke in the Department of Biology at Howard University. As a member of the Burke Lab, Daniel contributes to systematic work in the genus Rumex (Polygonaceae). He has also done research in Sanchezia (Acanthaceae) and in Catholic interpretations of Genesis in light of evolutionary theory. His dissertation project focuses on systematics and biogeography in the genera Coccoloba and Triplaris (Polygonaceae).
Daniel MitsuiDaniel 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.
Daniel Omar Gonzáles CéspedesDaniel Omar González Céspedes was born September 21, 1970 in Buenos Aires. He has worked as a primary school teacher for two decades. He has written articles for Memoria, Cabildo, Gladius, Diálogo, and Para que Él reine and in the national magazines Patria Argentina, Lucha por la Independencia, and Milo. On the occasion of the beatification of St. José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero (2013), he wrote the book Breve semblanza de nuestro cura gaucho (A Short Biography of Our Cowboy Pastor).
David DashiellDavid Dashiell is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader based in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He holds a degree in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. His writing has been featured in Crisis Magazine and The Imaginative Conservative, and his editing is done for a variety of publishers, such as Sophia Institute and Scepter.
David MartinDavid 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.
David MitchellDavid Mitchell was born in England and lives there his wife, whom he married in December 2018. David was educated at the University of Durham and was received into the Catholic Church in 2008, while he was a student. He has a B.A. in music and an M.A. in performance and sings in his church choir, where he and his wife met. He has taught music and Latin and currently undertakes freelance music work.
David R. GordonDavid Gordon lives in Wintersville, Ohio with his wife and five children and is wrapping up his graduate theological studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Mr. Gordon, an attorney and former judicial law clerk, has long been involved in Christian ministry, including stints as a research specialist for Catholics United for the Faith and as an RCIA director at a large southern California parish.
Deacon James TonerDeacon James H. Toner (M.A., William & Mary; Ph.D., Notre Dame) is Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Air War College, a former U.S. Army officer, and author of numerous books, articles, reviews, and monographs. He has taught at Notre Dame, Norwich, Auburn, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He has contributed many columns to The Catholic Thing, Crisis Magazine, One Peter Five, and the Wanderer, as well as myriad academic and military periodicals. He and his wife Rebecca have three sons and eleven grandchildren.
Deacon Nick DonnellyDeacon Nick Donnelly is an author based in the diocese of Lancaster, England. He is the online news editor for EWTN Great Britain. You can follow him on Twitter at @protectthepope.
Dom Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer, CRNJThe 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 LeoneDon 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!
Dr. Brian KoppBrian 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 L. MurphyMedievalist turned humanities professor; overconfident accumulator of books & music; overcurious seeker of trivia, quadrivia, esoterica. Review eagerly and eclectically in academic journals and for online media. Born and raised in Los Angeles where he just missed being a native of Ireland, where his complexion and he belong. He blogs at, logically, Blogtrotter (http://fionnchu.blogspot.com/)
Dr. John R.T. LamontDr. 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. Ralph CaponeDr. Ralph Capone (MD, FACP) is a life long Roman Catholic, and a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care. He is also certified by the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and taught Catholic Bioethics at St. Vincent College, and medical subjects in the Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hill. He is now retired, and he and his wife live in Pittsburgh, PA, where he spends his time writing. His writing has appeared in Ethika Politika, "Ethics & Medics" (a publication of the National Catholic Bioethics Center) and also their Bioethics Journals.
Dr. Timothy J. WilliamsTimothy J. Williams writes on religion, politics, and literature from his home in rural Ohio, where he and his wife raised their nine children. He graduated cum laude from the University of Kansas with a doctorate in French and holds Master’s degrees in French and Music Theory. In 2010, Dr. Williams retired from the Ohio National Guard with the rank of Major.
Edward LawrenceEdward Lawrence is a pen name. The author is a convert to the Catholic Faith. He lives in southern England with his wife and two children, and works in London's financial district.
Elizabeth LemmeElizabeth Lemme is a wife, mother, musician, and artist. She holds a B.A. in piano performance and pedagogy from Whitworth University and an M.M. in the same from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her international studies in Byzantine iconography and iconology have informed her growing portfolio of artwork available on her Etsy store, Pelican Printery House. Elizabeth’s music studio is in Nebraska, where she resides with her husband and three children.
Elizabeth YoreElizabeth 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 BougisElliot 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.
Emily HessEmily Hess studied philosophy at a small Catholic liberal arts college and has been published at Catholic Lane, CatholicMom.com, and FemCatholic. A survivor of abuse in the Church, she is motivated to pass on the heart of the true faith to her children, and help others to do the same.
Eric SammonsEric Sammons is the Executive Director of Crisis Publications. He is the author of eight books, including Deadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Her Mission and How We Can Reclaim It.
Ettore Gotti TedeschiEttore Gotti Tedeschi is an Italian economist and banker. He served as President of the Institute for Works of Religion, also known as the Vatican Bank, from 2009 to 2012.
Father Brian Harrison, O.S.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.
Father Christopher SmithFr. 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.
Father David NixFr. 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 protected]
Father Ed Broom, OMVFather Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary. He blogs regularly at Fr. Broom's Blog.
Father Kevin CusickFather 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.
Father Noah CarterFr. 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.
Father Richard HeilmanFr. 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 RPFather 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 Thomas KocikFather Thomas Kocik, KHS, is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River (MA) currently serving as chaplain to Cape Cod Hospital and to the Latin Mass Apostolate of Cape Cod. His published works include The Reform of the Reform? A Liturgical Debate (Ignatius Press, 2003), Loving and Living the Mass (Zaccheus Press, 2nd ed. 2011), The Fullness of Truth: Catholicism and the World's Major Religions (Newman House Press, 2013), and Singing His Song: A Short Introduction to the Liturgical Movement (Chorabooks, 2nd ed. 2019). Additionally he has published many articles (both scholarly and popular), book chapters, and book reviews, and served as editor of Antiphon, the journal of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. A full bibliography is available HERE.
Felix ThompsonFelix Thompson is the pen name of a freelance writer based in the Midwest, seeking to defend the truths of the Catholic faith.
Fr. Antony BrennanBefore entering a Benedictine Monastery, Fr. Antony was on a university staff, lecturing for some years in English literature, then later tutoring in abnormal psychology. After some years as a monk, he transferred to the diocesan priesthood and worked in many parishes, lectured to many groups, and was privileged to be chosen to be chaplain to a group of enclosed Benedictine nuns. In a roller-coaster ride as a priest, he even lived for a while as a hermit – and loved it. He offers only the TLM, which he loves; regards the priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter as his friends; and has faculties from the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia.
Fr. John ZuhlsdorfConvert from Lutheranism, ordained to the priesthood in 1991 by St. John Paul II in Rome for the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni. Classics at University of Minnesota. Licence and Doctoral studies in Patristic Theology at the Augustinianum in Rome. Formerly a collaborator of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," moderator of the Catholic Online Forum, columnist for The Wanderer and the UK's Catholic Herald, Fox News contributor. Speaker. Blogist. fatherzonline.com @fatherz
Fr. Jonathan RomanoskiFr. Jonathan Romanoski is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. He was ordained in 2008, and has served their apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico for six years.
Fr. José Miguel Marqués CampoFather 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.
Fr. Timothy SauppéFr. Timothy Sauppé was born in Milwaukee and attended Cleveland State University. He has a M.Div./S.T.B. from the Dominican House of Studies (Wash. D.C.) and a S.T.L. from the Pope John Paul II Institute (Wash. D.C.). He received a certificate of studies towards a S.T.D. (Incomplete) from the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institue, Dayton, Ohio. He was ordained in 1992 and has been pastor of St. Mary’s, Westville, IL. since 2008 and St. Isaac Jogues, Georgetown, IL. since 2014.
Frank Szedlak, Jr.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 KinekeGenevieve 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 NeumayrGeorge 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 BiaganGerard 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.
Gina SowerGina Sower is, first and foremost, a wife and mother of seven incredible children. She and her husband run a non-profit called Apologhetti, which stands for apologetics and spaghetti. It involves a monthly spaghetti dinner and apologetics for teens and an annual apologetics camp, where they bring in some of the best known and loved Catholic apologists in the country. It is through her great love for the Church, and through her own personal journey, that she has found much joy in writing about matters concerning the Faith.
Giovanni DelPieroGiovanni Del Piero lives in Sacramento, Calif. and is a senior attending a Catholic high school. He runs cross country and participates in Model United Nations and Young Conservatives. He likes to read and lifeguard in his free time.
Grace Holder is a wife, a mom to five mostly grown children, and a public interest lawyer in Pennsylvania.
H. Merritt BakerH. Merritt Baker is a convert to the Catholic Faith. He hopes that all people will joyfully embrace the fullness of the Catholic Faith, and is passionate about sharing the Catholic Faith through writing. At twenty-four years old, he lives with his wife in Oklahoma.
H. Reed ArmstrongReed 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 .
H.P. BianchiDr. 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.
Harriet VaneHarriet Vane is a pseudonymous Southern Catholic intellectual, embedded in the wilds of American academia.
Heather PriceHeather 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.
Henry SireHenry Sire, historian and writer of The Dictator Pope, is the author of six books on Catholic history and biography, including one on the famous English Jesuit, writer, and philosopher Father Martin D’Arcy. The Dictator Pope is the fruit of Henry Sire’s four-year residence in Rome from 2013 to 2017. During that time he became personally acquainted with many figures in the Vatican, including cardinals and curial officials, together with journalists specializing in Vatican affairs.
Hilary CollinsHilary F. Collins lives in northern Virginia where she and her family attend a Catholic Church in the Arlington Diocese. She is a homeschooling mom. Along with her husband, they strive to instill Godly knowledge and faithful fortitude in their child.
Hilary WhiteAfter two dream-like years living in Norcia, the cradle of Western Monasticism, Hilary moved unexpectedly with her three cats to the area near Perugia, where she gardens a great deal and tries not to worry too much.
Honora Kenney is a media professional who writes from Brooklyn, New York. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Notre Dame.
Hudson ByblowHudson Byblow is a Catholic speaker and writer who presents at conferences throughout Canada and the United States. He shares his personal testimony to clergy, schools, and parishes and consults for various Catholic agencies, speakers, and educators. He focuses on his story of overcoming trauma while pursuing greater self-honesty and truth. Today he strives to elevate the conversation through clear language while revealing the joy of living chastely in his newfound freedom in the Lord. His website is www.hudsonbyblow.com.
Hugh OwenHugh 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.
J. Basil DannebohmJeremy Dannebohm is a freelance writer and traditional Catholic. All too acquainted with controversy and attacks, Dannebohm is quick to defend those disenfranchised by the post-conciliar Church. He resides in the Carolinas.
J.B. TonerJ.B. Toner studied Literature at Thomas More College; He has contributed to First Things, Dappled Things, National Catholic Register, The Remnant, The Wanderer, Catholic Lane, America Magazine, and numerous secular venues.
J.P. MurphyJP. Murphy is a husband and father of two who supports himself and his family by plying his trade at the bar — and not the one that requires a degree. He has strong interests in liturgy and the interior life and is striving to apply the teachings of the Catholic faith in his and his family’s life.
Jack P. OostveenJack P. Oostveen is emeritus assistant professor of soil mechanics and foundation engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Jacob BauerJacob Bauer, husband of Hannah and father of one on the way, is a finance student in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he makes personal efforts to showcase the truth, beauty, and goodness of Catholic tradition, especially to college-aged students. He is also currently involved in the schola at his local FSSP apostolate.
Jacob TateJake is a Catholic convert and is passionate about spreading orthodox Catholicism and the traditional Latin Mass through writing and through his work at Pillar & Pearl, the Catholic gift box company he runs with his wife, Emily. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. with a degree in cyber-security and computer science, but his passions are philosophy, Church history, and music. He resides in Northern Virginia with Emily and his two children. He can be reached at [email protected] or through his company's website at https://www.pillarandpearl.com.
James BareselJames Baresel is a freelance writer. Publications for which he has written include Tudor Life, Catholic World Report, American History, Fine Art Connoisseur, Military History, Catholic Herald, Claremont Review of Books, Adoremus Bulletin, New Eastern Europe and America’s Civil War.
James GriffinJames 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 SkojecJamie 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.
Jane SpencerJane Spencer is from Kansas City. She attended St Mary’s College, earning an AA in Liberal Arts, worked as a teacher’s aid at St Mary’s grade school, and is now studying Art and Philosophy at Benedictine College.
Jane StannusJane Stannus is a journalist and translator. Her writing has also appeared in the Catholic Herald of London, Crisis Magazine, The Spectator USA, and the National Catholic Reporter.
Jeff CulbreathJeff Culbreath writes from Sacramento, California, where he lives with his wife of 27 years and three of his six children. He works in real estate and attends St. Stephen the First Martyr parish. He can be reached by email at [email protected]
Jeff DahlbergJeff Dahlberg is a freelance writer who lives in the Western New York region of the United States. As he is a revert from lapsed Catholicism and practical atheism, his salvation is a work in progress.
Jeff StempelJeff Stempel converted to Catholicism from agnosticism in 2006. He is married to his beautiful wife of seven years, a father of three, and works as a software developer in the Twin Cities. He blogs at Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts.
Jeffrey BondDr. 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.
Jeffrey QuickJeffrey Quick (b.1956, Cass City, Mich.) has degrees from the University of Michigan (musicology) and Cleveland State University (composition). For the past 20 years, he has been assistant music librarian at Case Western Reserve University, and for the past five years he has directed music for the Tridentine Mass at St. Sebastian Parish in Akron. More information can be found at jeffreyquick.com and the St. Sebastian Gregorian Schola page on Facebook.
Jennifer Roback MorseJennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder and president of the Ruth Institute and the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Live and How the Church has been right all along.
Jenny RobertsJenny 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.
Jeremiah BannisterJeremiah Bannister is a writer, YouTuber, and public speaker. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he earned a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication, with a minor in Political Science, from Olivet College (Michigan), where he was awarded the school’s top-honor in three specialties: creative writing, political science, and public speaking. Since then, he has hosted a local TV show, served as a contributing editor for the Distributist Review, and hosted a live AM/FM talk radio program (PaleoRadio). Jeremiah has presented before audiences at Michigan State University, Ferris State University, and Campellsville University. He currently hosts Paleocrat Diaries LIVE on Meaning of Catholic, which airs every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. EST on MoC's YouTube channel. To learn more about his work or to schedule an interview/event, contact him at [email protected].
Jerome LacknerJerome is a pro-life activist formerly of New York City, currently living in Scranton, Pa., where he attends the Tridentine Mass at Saint Michael’s Church. Author of several unproduced screen plays dealing with contraception or abortion, Jerome is looking for talented collaborators to make these unproduced screenplays into films. His email address is [email protected].
Jerry SalyerJerry Salyer has contributed to publications such as Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, New Oxford Review, Crisis, Abbeville Institute, Imaginative Conservative, and Catholic World Report.
Jessica MichonskiJessica Michonski is the Assistant Coordinator of the St. Catherine of Siena Young Adult Group, based out of Mater Dei Latin Mass Community, FSSP, Harrisburg, PA. A Traditional Catholic since 2010, she is also currently a first year graduate student studying public history through Fort Hays State University. She hopes to work in a living history museum, that is, unless Prince Charming finds her first. In addition to writing blog posts and novels, Jessica indulges in many other hobbies including fiber spinning, sewing modest clothing, gardening and baking.
Jessica Rose CusatoJessica Rose Cusato is a Lebanese-American wife and mother, whose greatest joy is homeschooling her children within a faithful Catholic community. She is honored and grateful to see her work appear on 1Peter5.
JGP ConnollyJGP Connolly lives in Ireland with his wife and five children. He holds a masters degree in history, with degrees in philosophy, theology, and psychology. When he has time and is not shaking his head at the state of the Church, he is a freelance writer with an interest in history, current affairs, and anything Catholic.
Jim PartlowJim Partlow converted from Protestantism in 2003 and, ten years later — after two years at St. Mary’s Seminary — discovered his true vocation, which is to serve the faithful explaining and defending the Catholic faith. Jim lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his beautiful wife and two lovely daughters, has a Bachelor of Music degree in theory/composition, and spends his days playing jazz piano and running his website, braincoffee.net. He can be found on Facebook (Brain Coffee) and Instagram (braincoffeemedia).
Johan EddeboJohan holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion and is currently involved in a research project at Uppsala University regarding the metaphysics of artificial intelligence and how narratives of artificial personhood impact upon the notion of human dignity. He advocates for anarcho-primitivist distributism and was accepted into the Catholic Church in September 2019.
John C. WrightJohn 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 CarriereJohn 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 F. Salza, Esq.John F. Salza, Esq. is an attorney and also a widely-acclaimed Catholic writer and lecturer for the past 20 years. He is the author of a dozen books on the topics of Scriptural apologetics, Predestination, Freemasonry and Fatima, including his most recent opus True or False Pope? - Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors (co-author Robert Siscoe). His many articles have appeared in The Remnant newspaper, The Fatima Crusader magazine and Catholic Family News. He has been a frequent guest on radio shows throughout America, such as Catholic Answers Live, The Drew Mariani Show and Kresta in the Afternoon, and has appeared on television programs for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and The Discovery Channel. John's latest articles and talks can be found at www.trueorfalsepope.com.
John HendersonJohn Henderson is a graduate of the Catholic University of America currently working as an educator in the state of Maryland. He has been going to the traditional Latin Mass regularly for six years and is zealous to tell others of the treasures of the Catholic religion.
John HirschauerJohn Hirschauer is a freelance journalist who writes about religion, culture, and politics. His work has appeared in National Review Online, The New York Times, The Federalist, and others. He was the 2018 national undergraduate winner of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Ideas essay contest and is deeply passionate about Catholicism and tradition. A frequent volunteer at a state institution for disabled adults, John is a public advocate for those who reside in institutions and their families. He can be found on Twitter at @JohnHirschauer.
John JoyDr. John Joy is the President of the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies. 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 “On the Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisterium from Joseph Kleutgen to the Second Vatican Council” (Muenster: Aschendorff, 2017).
John LackenJohn Lacken is a columnist with the Catholic Voice newspaper specialising in writing topical articles on all matters concerning Marriage and Family life as understood from the magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church. John is also the founder of Legio Sanctae Familiae -- The Legion of the Holy Family -- which seeks to help Catholic families to live out the great call of married life. He is currently working on a book the working title of which is The Catholic Family - Bedrock of Society: A Handbook for Catholic Family Life. John maintains the True Devotions website where his articles are available to download.
John LillisJohn 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 Pepino, PhDJohn Pepino, PhD (Greek and Latin), is a Franco-British scholar interested in change and continuity in Church History. His work includes the translation from French into English of Yves Chiron, Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy (Angelico Press, 2018) and of The Memoirs of Louis Bouyer: From Youth and Conversion to Vatican II, the Liturgical Reform, And After (Angelico Press, 2015).
John SchroderJohn Schroder is a Naval Academy graduate and former Marine infantry officer. A wannabe computer programmer, he’s never published a word of software code, so he’s relegated to simply writing in English. Having sold his shares of a small software company in 2018, he lives in south Louisiana with his wife and five kids.
John ZmirakJohn 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 FrodinJon Frodin is a recent Catholic convert from Naperville, Ill. He works an engineer specializing in product safety and is attending law school in the evenings. His primary areas of writing and reading are the Crusades, Church history, logic, and morality.
Jon HainesJon 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
Dr. Alšėnas is a biopharmaceutical industry analyst, executive, and consultant. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Northwestern University.
Jonathan BurgessJonathan 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 CariveauJonathan 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 FleischmannJonathan 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.
Joseph HatcherBack in the Nineties, Joseph Hatcher experienced Francis Schaeffer–style cognitive dissonance between his newfound Fundamentalist faith and the pop culture he loved. This struggle led him to found Wonder magazine. That magazine's defense of wonder-filled culture uncovered a certain sacramental logic. This eventually would lead many of its staff to take a good hard look at Rome. Hatcher's books include The Magic Eightball Test, in which he attempts to parse his own love of spooky culture, and She Might Be Hungry, a novel that pits Primitive Baptist vampires against a Catholic priest who doesn't believe in the Creed — much less in the undead.
Joseph SciambraJoseph 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.
Joseph Shaw, PhDDr Joseph Shaw has a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he also gained a first degree in Politics and Philosophy and a graduate Diploma in Theology. He has published on Ethics and Philosophy of Religion and has edited The Case for Liturgical Restoration: Una Voce Position Papers on the Extraordinary Form (Angelico Press). He is the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales and Secretary of Una Voce International. He teaches Philosophy in Oxford University and lives nearby with his wife and nine children.
Josh KuschJosh Kusch received his MA in Catholic Thought and Life from St. Meinrad School of Theology. He teaches Catholic theology in Louisville, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and five children.
Julia MeloniJulia Meloni is the author of The St. Gallen Mafia (TAN, 2021). She writes from the Pacific Northwest. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Yale and a master's degree in English from Harvard.
Julian KwasniewksiJulian Kwasniewski is a monk of Silverstream Priory. His name in religion is Dom Isaias Maria.
Juventutem DCJuventutem 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.
Kale ZeldenBorn in New Orleans, Kale has been wayfaring for much thereafter: Baton Rouge to New Hampshire, to Baton Rouge, to Los Angeles, and now Rhode Island. He lives with his wife and three children, two dogs, three ducks, and five chickens in Rhode Island. He earned his BA in literature from Thomas More College and an MA in English from Louisiana State University. He wrote briefly for a regional golf magazine, worked in Hollywood, and has been teaching great books in Rhode Island for over a decade. Kale is passionate about teaching stories, listening to music and podcasts, watching football, and playing golf. He has struggled to kick his Twitter habit since April of 2009. He remains unsuccessful. Due to a wicked gluten intolerance, he mostly longs to eat bread again...and beer.
Kathleen Gillio is a homeschooling mom who lives in upstate New York with her husband and 9 children.
Kelsey ShadeKelsey 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.
Ken FoyeKen Foye is an American Catholic living abroad, teaching English writing, reading, presentation, discussion, and conversation classes at a four-year university in northern Japan. He is an Oblate of St. Benedict and is married to a Japanese convert to Catholicism. Among his academic research interests is the inclusion of faith and religion discussions in the English language classroom.
Kennedy HallKennedy Hall is the author Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity (forthcoming from TAN) and Family Be Damned, a novel published by Our Lady of Victory Press. He is a writer Catholic Family News, LifeSiteNews and is the host of the Conservative talk-radio show, The Kennedy Profession on the Crusade Channel. He is married with four children and lives in Ontario, Canada. You can find his work at kennedyhall.ca.
Kenneth DobbsKenneth A. Dobbs is a writer and educator from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. His first experience teaching was at a polytechnic school in Austria, and he also had the opportunity to tutor students from China and Belarus. He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in history. He has written and field-tested lesson plans for Sophia Press Institute, including its Infusing the Faith textbook series. He currently teaches history to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at Holy Family Academy in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is excitedly awaiting his marriage to his fiancée in August.
Kevin LoslebenKevin Losleben resides in rural southern Minnesota with his wife of eight years and six children. He graduated from Winona State University with a double major in English writing and secondary education. He currently works in diocesan youth ministry and is taking graduate classes through Christendom College.
Kevin WellsKevin Wells is a Catholic writer, speaker, and former sports reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where he covered major-league baseball. He is the author of the best-selling Catholic book The Priests We Need to Save the Church (Sophia, 2019) and Burst, A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart (Servant). Wells is president of the Monsignor Thomas Wells Society for Vocations. His work with youths earned him the James Cardinal Hickey National Figure Award from the Archdiocese of Washington. He lives in Millersville, Md., with his wife and three children. To learn more about Kevin and to read his blogs and articles, please visit ThePriestsWeNeed.com.
Laramie HirschLaramie Hirsch is a right-wing traditionalist Catholic writer and monarchist. He is the author of The Hirsch Files and the blog Forge and Anvil.
Lee Fratantuono, PhDDr. Lee Fratantuono finished degrees in Classics at Holy Cross, Boston College, and Fordham. He has authored over a dozen books and some sixty articles on Greek and Latin literature and Roman history, including commentaries on books of Virgil, Ovid, and Tacitus, and monographs on Lucretius and Lucan.
Linda GraberLinda 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 MurrayLindsay 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 FormicolaLorenza 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).
Lucas SipeLucas is a recent graduate from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina with a degree in history and classical language. His focus is on early medieval Byzantine history, with an emphasis on East-West relations. He is interested in pursuing further studies with the intention of one day getting a graduate degree.
Luis MedinaLuis Media is a Bible teacher, public speaker, radio host and media consultant with over 15 years of experience. He has B.A. in Communication from the Metropolitan University of Monterrey in Mexico and a Masters in Theology from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Although he can cover a wide-array of topics, his expertise are focused in the arena of politics, social commentary and theology. During his spare time he enjoys reading, taking long walks, studying and teaching the Bible. You can find more about him on his YouTube Channel Reconquista Network or at his Twitter @Luisblogs.
Lynne Bissonnete PitreEmeritus psychiatrist, musician, and executive director of the Sacred Liturgy Conference.
M.B. MooreM.B. Moore is a former blogger, soon to be published novelist, former I.T. guy, and business consultant. He is also a curmudgeon, trying hard to break ungodly habits and be a good Catholic. In fact, he's trying to start a series of articles for "Happy Trads." He long ago got off social media for the good of his soul and hopes you do, too.
Maike HicksonDr. 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.
Malta InsiderMalta Insider is a pseudonym that encompasses the collaborative efforts of multiple concerned insiders with knowledge of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Marco TosattiMarco 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.
Mark IngoglioMark Ingoglio is an emergency responder working in fire, EMS, and emergency management. A graduate of Mt. St. Mary College and originally a teacher of English and then also of high school Latin, he holds a CBIS from the American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists and currently teach adult survivors of brain injury in the sub-acute rehabilitation setting. He is a life-long Catholic and resident of New York State, and a devotee of St. Ignatius and the Jesuit saints, admiring their drive to "go anywhere and do anything" in the service of Christ and His Catholic Church.
Mark Nowakowski, PhDDr. Mark Nowakowski is a scholar and composer whose music has been performed internationally and released on the Gramophone-praised Naxos Records album, "Blood, Forgotten." His writings on Catholicism, music, aesthetics, and music technology appear in numerous publications regularly, while he also maintains an active schedule as a composer and professor of music. A proud native of Chicago, he currently lives with his wife and three children in Ohio.
Martin BürgerMartin Bürger was born and raised in Germany, went on to study theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria, and graduated with a Master's degree in 2017. Two days after graduation, he got married. He and his wife currently live in sunny California with their twins, who were born exactly nine months after their wedding.
Mary HansenMary Hansen writes at MadonnasOfMexico.com. She is a former teacher and has written for the for the National Catholic Register, The Catholic Register and OnePeterFive. She has a B.A. from Queen’s University and a Master of Education and Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s).
Mary JimenezMary Jimenez is a freelance writer from the Deep South, and is deeply passionate for traditional Catholic living and for sanctifying the domestic Church. She blogs at marydonellan.wordpress.com.
Massimo ScapinMassimo Scapin, an Italian conductor of both opera and the symphonic repertoire, composer, and pianist, holds degrees in piano and choral conducting from the State Conservatory of Music in Perugia, in orchestral conducting and composition from the National College of Music in London, and in religious science (magna cum laude) from the Pontifical Lateran University. Massimo appeared as guest conductor and pianist in Europe, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, and the United States. He was also a Vatican Radio commentator and entertainer. He currently serves as Director of Liturgical Music at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago.
Mathias Von GersdorffMathias 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. AbbottMatt 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 [email protected]
Matt GaspersMatt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News, a monthly journal and online media apostolate devoted to promoting the traditional Catholic Faith and the precious heritage of Christian civilization. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. He has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center. He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.
Matthew KarmelMatthew 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.
Matthew MangiaracinaA Florida native, Matthew received his B.A. in English and communications from Florida State University in 2015. He has worked in digital and full-service advertising agencies in South Florida and done freelance work in creative content production and strategy. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland with his wife and daughter and delights in many pursuits, such as writing on cultural restoration through Catholic values and appreciating the true, good, and beautiful.
Matthew PleseMatthew Plese is a Third Order Dominican who resides in Chicago, IL. Matthew is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and Catechist. He is the President of CatechismClass.com, an online based organization whose mission is to make the best in Catholic religious education and Sacramental preparation available for those who need it. Matthew writes a monthly piece on apologetics and catechesis for Catholic Family News and a weekly column for the Fatima Center. He is also the author of Catholic Book Summaries: 54 Traditional and Contemporary Classics; Eschatology: The Catholic Study of the Four Last Things; and Understanding the Precepts of the Church. He also blogs at A Catholic Life.
Maureen MullarkeyMaureen 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 protected] or via Twitter @mmletters.
Michael Drake, Jr.Michael Drake, Jr. is the father of seven, an amateur composer of sacred polyphony, and a member of the Mater Dei parish in Irving, TX. He blogs at www.catholicliving.net, where he shares his compositions.
Michael EzzoMichael 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 FoleyMichael P. Foley is an associate professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. He is the author of over 150 articles and several books on theology, the most recent of which is Drinking With the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour (Regnery, 2015). Foley is currently serving as the president of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. He lives in central Texas with his wife Alexandra and their six children.
Michael HichbornMichael 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.
Michael LoftonMichael Lofton is a Latin Rite Catholic working on a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Christendom Graduate School. He has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home, SiriusXM Radio and Radio Maria.
Michael MasseyMichael Massey is a young Catholic from Australia with a great love the Church and her history. He writes history pieces for the Remnant newspaper in his spare time and struggles through law school the rest of the time.
Michael MoreA 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”.
Michael Sirilla, PhDMarried 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.
Mike ChurchMike Church is the host of the Sirius/XM talk-radio program, "The Mike Church Show." He is a filmmaker, singer-songwriter, author, and passionate Catholic.
Msgr. Michel SchooyansMichel 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).
Murray RundusMurray Rundus is a senior in high school, former child actor as Wendell on Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything seen on Disney XD and Disney Channel, and convert to Catholicism. Murray converted to Catholicism in 2018 after finding Christ through St. Augustine’s Confessions and the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Murray advocates for traditional Catholicism and is working to become a better follower of Christ through the traditional sacraments and devotion to Our Lady.
Nathan ThelenNathan Thelen grew up in a town with a single stoplight and now lives in deep suburbia. A software developer by trade, he works primarily in the aeronautics and automotive fields. Outside work. he spends his time with racquetball, biking, reading, and never-ending home improvement projects. His main influences are Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Chesterton, and Aquinas. He lives with his wife and two young boys.
Nathaniel RichardsNathaniel Richards is a Catholic husband and father who lives in the Ozarks. He enjoys collecting Catholic books and promises that one day he will read most of them—eventually, maybe. Starting a Catholic bookstore that sells books rather than gifts is a dream of his. He converted from Oneness Pentecostalism to Anglicanism and eventually made his way to Catholicism in 2015.
Nikko LaneNikko Lane is a Catholic husband and father from Nashville, Tenn. Studying to be a family nurse practitioner and caring for patients in a Catholic hospital, he strives to live out his faith in service to others as part of everyday life.
Nishant XavierNishant Xavier lives in Chennai, India. He has an MBA in Finance and works in financial services. He blogs and writes articles in his free time. His interests are Evangelism and the Gospel, the Faith and Tradition. You can reach out to him anytime for comments or questions on the articles at [email protected].
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OnePeterFiveFounded in 2014, OnePeterFive is one of the leading traditional Catholic journals in the world. It is committed to rebuilding Catholic culture and restoring Catholic tradition.
Patrick ArchboldPatrick 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.
Patrick HawkinsPatrick Hawkins is the founder of Sermonry, a place to study Mass propers. He writes from Michigan.
Patrick J. BuchananPat Buchanan has been a senior adviser to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. From 1966 through 1974, Buchanan was a confidant and assistant to Richard Nixon. From 1985 to 1987, he was the White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Buchanan challenged George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the president in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won New Hampshire and finished second to Sen. Robert Dole with 3 million Republican votes. Buchanan was born in Washington, D.C., educated at Catholic and Jesuit schools, and received his master's degree in journalism from Columbia in 1962. At 23, he became the youngest editorial writer on a major newspaper in America, The St. Louis Globe-Democrat. In 1966, Buchanan became the first full-time staff member in the legendary comeback of Richard Nixon. He traveled with the future president in the campaigns of 1966 and 1968, and served as special assistant to the president from his first day in office through the final days of Watergate. On leaving the White House, Buchanan became a columnist and founding father of three of the most enduring talk shows in TV history: "The McLaughlin Group," CNN's "Capital Gang" and "Crossfire." In 2002, he joined MSNBC where he remained for ten years. In his White House years, Buchanan wrote foreign policy speeches and attended four summits, including Nixon's opening to China in 1972 and Reagan's Geneva and Reykjavik summits with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985 and 1986. Buchanan has written 12 books, including seven New York Times best-sellers: "A Republic Not an Empire," "Death of the West," "Where the Right Went Wrong," "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America," "Day of Reckoning," "Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War,” and "Suicide of a Superpower,” as well as a Washington Post 1988 best-seller about growing up in the nation's capital, "Right From the Beginning." He is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney, a member of the White House staff from 1969 to 1975.
Patrick KornmeyerPatrick Kornmeyer lives in Delaware with his wife and newborn daughter. He studied history, philosophy, and graduate theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Patrick O'HearnPatrick O’Hearn is a husband and father. He has co-authored the book Nursery of Heaven: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss in the Lives of the Saints and Today’s Parents and authored the soon to be released book Parents of the Saints: The Hidden Heroes behind Our Favorite Saints.
Patty KnapPatty Knap is a freelance writer from Long Island, a Catholic book hoarder, and the mom of two young adult sons.
Paul BaddePaul Badde was born in 1948. He was an editor and reporter for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and has served as a correspondent for the Berlin daily newspaper Die Welt in Jerusalem, Rome, and the Vatican (2000-2013). He is the editor ofVatican-Magazin, and since 2013, he has served as correspondent and author for EWTN in Rome, as well as for the Catholic News Agency. Badde, who also taught high school history and political science, has authored numerous books. He is married, and is the father of three sons and two daughters.
Paul CaseyPaul Casey, M.D. is a hand and wrist surgeon working in Southern California. He also has a Master's degree in theology. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrCasey62.
Paul KrausePaul Krause is a senior contributor at The Imaginative Conservative and has been published in academic journals and media outlets including Crisis Magazine, The Wanderer, The Remnant, Merion West, and Forbes Online. He holds an M.A. in theology from Yale and a B.A. in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
Paul StarkPaul Stark is the founder of Stark Productions and the producer and director of a number of international award-winning dramas, including Gas Station, Time Management, and The Other Girl.
Pauper PeregrinusPauper Peregrinus ("Poor Pilgrim") is the nom de plum of a Catholic priest and theologian.
Peter DabrowskiPeter Dabrowski is a cradle Catholic that rediscovered the faith and discovered the beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass and the rich tradition of the Church. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from Canada and masters degree in management from Sweden and has travelled extensively around the world including South America and Europe. His study interests include theology, politics and government and he speaks three languages. He currently resides in Warsaw, Poland.
Peter Kwasniewski, PhDDr. Peter Kwasniewski is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and The Catholic University of America who taught at the International Theological Institute in Austria, the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austria Program, and Wyoming Catholic College, which he helped establish in 2006. Today he is a full-time writer and speaker on traditional Catholicism whose work appears online at, among others, OnePeterFive, New Liturgical Movement, LifeSiteNews, The Remnant, and Catholic Family News. He has published thirteen books, including Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright: The Genius and Timeliness of the Traditional Latin Mass (Angelico, 2020), The Ecstasy of Love in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas (Emmaus, 2021), and Are Canonizations Infallible? Revisiting a Disputed Question (Arouca, 2021). His work has been translated into at least eighteen languages. Visit his website at www.peterkwasniewski.com.
Peter LaFavePeter LaFave writes from Southern California, where he lives with his wife and three small children.
Peter LyonsPeter 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.
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Raymond KowalskiRaymond 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 DeVendraRebecca 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/
Rick MurpheyRick Murphey is a Catholic artisan and craftsman who owns St. Joseph's Apprentice, a business specializing in hand-crafted portable altars for Catholic priests. He lives in Hauser, Idaho.
Rob MarcoRob Marco is a married father of three. He holds a MA in Theology from Villanova University. He has appeared on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” and his writing has been featured at OnePeterFive, Catholic Stand, Catholic Education Resource Center, SpiritualDirection.com, Beauty So Ancient, and other Catholic publications. He blogs at Pater Familias.
Robert SiscoeRobert Siscoe was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He has enjoyed a successful business career, beginning at the age of 23, when he was the top producing trader for an international Forex trading firm. He has founded several successful companies and currently works for himself in the insurance and financial industries. Mr. Siscoe converted to the Church in 1998 and quickly became a fervent student of all things Catholic, with a special interest in theology and metaphysics. He is a widely published author and a co-author of the book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors.
Robert SullivanMr. Sullivan resides in Hastings, Nebraska with his wife Carmen and their five daughters, where Bob practices law and serves on the Hastings Public School Board. Bob has been engaged in evangelization and apologetics for many years, with his literary pieces published by Catholic Answers Magazine, Crisis Magazine, Regina Magazine, Those Catholic Men, and The Catholic Gentleman, plus a regular column in the Southern Nebraska Register. He also blogs at www.bsullivan.org. You can follow him on Twitter (@BobSullivan87) and Facebook (bob.sullivan.10004).
Roberto de MatteiRoberto 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.
Rod HalvorsenFrom a long line of Protestant pastors and preachers, Rod Halvorsen converted to the Catholic faith together with his wife Beth in 2013. Subsequently, all their adult children have converted as well. Rod earned a BA in History from Taylor University in 1985 and a Master of Arts Religion, Theology/Philosophy from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1989. Rod and his wife Beth live on a ranch in Idaho where he works in the financial services industry while she takes care of the ranch and business accounting and volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center.
Roy HeuselRoy 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.
Ryan EllisRyan Ellis and his family are members of St Rita parish in Alexandria, Va. His three children all attend St. Rita school, and he and his wife are active parish volunteers. Professionally, Ellis is a self-employed Beltway lobbyist with a seasonal tax preparation business. He writes occasionally for the Washington Examiner and other publications. When he isn’t trolling Catholic Twitter, Ellis watches way too much Star Trek and YouTube reviews of it. He has been attending New England Patriots training camp annually ever since Adam Vinatieri’s rookie season.
Ryan GrantRyan Grant is a native of eastern Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and also studied at Holy Apostles Seminary. He taught Latin for seven years and currently runs Mediatrix Press. He resides in Post Falls, Idaho with his wife and six children.
Sandro MagisterSandro 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 JohnsonSarah 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.
Sarah RobsdotterSarah Robsdotter is a Catholic convert and a homeschooling mom of seven strapping sons. She lives in the coal regions of Pennsylvania with her family, where they stomp through wooded glens and creek beds, seeking out the wonder. Find her at www.sarahrobsdotter.com.
Scott BroadwayCradle Catholic; former agnostic who reverted because of the Eucharist; father to three boys; database, cloud & enterprise software geek by day.
Sean McClinchSean McClinch is a police officer and a homeschooling father. He lives with his wife Kristin and their three children in Connecticut.
Shane BallShane Ball earned a B.A. in political science from Loyola University in Maryland and completed graduate studies in theology at both Franciscan University in Steubenville and the Pontifical College of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He was also a seminarian at the Pontifical College Josephinum for over two years, where he earned a B.Phil., completing his thesis on St. Thomas's distinction between essence and existence. Shane is married with children and teaches theology in the Diocese of Columbus.
Sibyl NiemannSibyl Niemann is an academic proofreader, homeschool teacher, wife, and mother of six. She enjoys reading, walking, and singing in the church choir. Her family lives in Minnesota.
Spencer HallSpencer Hall is a recent convert to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism. By day, he works as a statistician for his alma mater's disease ecology research institute in Athens, Ga., and by night, he blogs on religion, science, and philosophy at www.baconbridge.com.
Stefanie LozinskiStefanie Lozinski is an unexpected Catholic convert from a (very lapsed) Greek Orthodox background. The history of the Crusades played a positive role in her faith journey, and she believes firmly that the rosary will save the world. Readers can connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @StefMLozinski.
Stephen DiJuliusStephen DiJulius lives in Indiana with his wife and six children. He has a background in radio broadcasting, video production, commercial construction, commercial leasing, and entrepreneurship several times over. Most of his writing can be found at his personal blog, HammersandHoney.com as well as his genealogy research blog, AncestryPUNCH.com.
Stephen H. WebbStephen 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 HerreidStephen 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 [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @StephenHerreid
Stephen SammutStephen Sammut is a Neuroscientist, Professor of Psychology and a Research Associate of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
Steve SkojecSteve Skojec is the Founding Publisher 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 eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
Steve WeidenkopfSteve 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.
Steven O'ReillySteven O’Reilly is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Margaret, live near Atlanta with their family. A former intelligence officer, he has written apologetic articles and is working on a historical-adventure trilogy, set during the time of the Arian crisis. The first book of the trilogy should be out later this summer or by early fall. He asks for your prayers for his intentions. His articles can be read on www.RomaLocutaEst.com. He can be contacted at [email protected] (or follow on Twitter: @S_OReilly_USA)
Steven W. MosherSteven W. Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order.
Suzan SammonsSuzan Sammons has been involved in prolife work for three decades. She is an editor, writer, and homeschooling mother.
T. GreypiccoloT. Greypiccolo is a Catholic author and thinker who, working pseudonymously, has committed his life to the militant reversal of the work (and the name) of the Piccolo Tigre.
The Cardinal Newman SocietyFounded 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.
Theo HowardTheo Howard is a freelance writer based in London whose work has appeared in Crisis, the European Conservative and Sword & Spade magazine.
Theoni BellTheoni Bell is author of The Woman in the Trees: a novel about America's first Marian apparition. Starting her career in journalism, she traveled to 13 countries studying religion and culture. Now, this homeschooling mother of four lives in California with the coolest guy she knows. She is currently working on a picture book resource for families dealing with baby loss. Learn more at theonibell.com.
Thomas Greninger is a junior in high school living in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. The eldest of a large family, he enjoys writing essays and poetry and learning about the Faith.