Adam Michael WoodAdam writes about philosophy, theology, libertarian politics, anarcho-capitalism, software development, the Open Source movement, Christian liturgy, and sacred music.
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.
Allan RuhlAllan Ruhl is a Catholic apologist and blogger who lives in Western Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Alberta. His main interests are Church history and Islamic apologetics. His website is allanruhl.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AllanRuhl.
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.
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 a convent, a seminary, a canonry, and an abbey, each of which houses one of her saintly siblings. When she is not writing in English, Anna writes in C++, C#, and Python.
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 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.
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.
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.
Benedict ConstableBenedict Constable is the nom de plume of a noteworthy traditional Catholic scholar and author.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.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.
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 with his wife and daughter in Alexandria, VA. He entered the Catholic Church on Easter 2012, a convert from Calvinism and before that, atheism. He has a B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Washington and Lee University, and an M.A. in Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in DC.
Carlos 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.
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.
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 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@example.com.
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.
Clement James is the pen name of a traditional Catholic and former Protestant from Ontario, Canada. He writes primarily on subjects pertaining to Catholicism and philosophy.
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 three. 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 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 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.
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 JoyDr. John Joy is the Co-Founder and President of the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies. He earned his master's and licentiate in sacred theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria and recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His primary academic interests are in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, dogmatic theology, and especially questions of infallibility and the magisterium of the Church. He is the author of the forthcoming “On the Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisterium from Joseph Kleutgen to the Second Vatican Council” (Dec. 31, 2017).
Dr. John R.T. 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. Joseph ShawDr. Joseph Shaw is a Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University. He is a member of the Philosophy Faculty, and he teaches and lectures in the University. In 2005 he helped to found the Oxford University Gregorian Chant Society, where he is the Senior Member. From 2009 to the present he has been the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.
Drew BelskyDrew Belsky is the senior editor of 1P5. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Eric SammonsEric Sammons, a former Evangelical, entered the Catholic Church in 1993 and has been involved in Catholic evangelization efforts for over two decades. He is the father of seven children and author of seven books, including The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did.
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@example.com
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 is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. He is the author of five books: Apostolic Succession in an Ecumenical Context (Alba House, 1996), The Reform of the Reform? A Liturgical Debate (Ignatius Press, 2003), Loving and Living the Mass (Zaccheus Press, 2007; 2nd edition, 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, 2016), as well as several published articles, series, and book reviews, some of which are accessible online at Academia.edu. He is a member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and past editor of its journal, Antiphon, and occasionally contributes to the New Liturgical Movement blog.
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. 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.
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.
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 WhiteHilary White is an Anglo-Canadian Catholic writer, researcher and art student. She has covered life issues for over a decade at LifeSiteNews, and currently resides in Norcia, Italy, where she is an oblate at the Monastary of St. Benedict.
Hugh 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.
Jack P. OostveenJack P. Oostveen is emeritus assistant professor of soil mechanics and foundation engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
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.
Jan BentzDr. Jan Bentz, born in Germany, resides in Rome as philosophy professor and freelance journalist. He holds a doctorate in metaphysics and two masters in Ecumenism and Church art. He has been working for television broadcasting and other media outlets for six years, reporting on the Pope and the Vatican.
Jeff 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 two years, a father of one, 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.
Jennifer Roeback 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.
Jerry SalyerIn addition to being an upper school Latin and mathematics instructor for Immaculata Classical Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, Jerry Salyer is an associate scholar of the Abbeville Institute for the Study of Southern Culture. He has contributed to publications such as Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, New Oxford Review, and Catholic World Report.
Jesse RussellJesse Russell, Ph.D. has published on literary theory, religion, semiotics, and politics in a variety of academic and popular journals.
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.
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 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 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 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
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 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.
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.
Julian KwasniewksiJulian Kwasniewski is a freshman in college who has a strong interest in the fine arts: he is an avid harpist, lutenist, illustrator, and printmaker.
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.
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.
L.S. PredyL.S. Predy (@ZnamyBoh on Twitter) is a partner of and frequent contributor to TheByzantineLife.com, a blog about traditional Catholic faith, life, and homeschooling from the Byzantine perspective. Mr. Predy is a Byzantine Catholic, millennial layman, father of two, and graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic, cum laude (Diploma in Library & Information Technology). The Predy family currently resides in Western Canada, where Mr. Predy works full-time in Freedom of Information with a provincial government.
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.
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).
Luken Joseph Stitzel is a Catholic writer from Western Idaho, who entered the Catholic Church on Easter 2018, a convert from atheism. He is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Catholic page on Instagram and aspires to be an apologist for the Catholic faith. He devotes himself to Our Lady of Guadalupe and SS. Pio of Pietrelcina, Luke, Joseph, and Constantine the Great.