Archbishop Charles J. Chaput leads the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is the author of Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (Doubleday), published in 2008.
Bishop James D. Conley is the bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln.
George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
Carl E. Olson is the Editor of Catholic World Report (www.CatholicWorldReport.com) and Ignatius Insight (www.IgnatiusInsight.com). He is the author/co-author of two best-selling books and has written hundreds of articles, reviews, and columns for a variety of periodicals and newspapers. In addition to undergraduate studies in art and theology, Carl has a Masters in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas.
Christopher Menzhuber is director of faith formation at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saint Paul, Minn.
Kerry Pound, M.D., practices pediatric medicine in Massachusetts and is a volunteer with Catholic Voices USA.
Robert P. Lockwood is director of communications for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and a former president of Our Sunday Visitor.
Kenneth D. Whitehead is the author of a number of books including The Renewed Church (Sapientia Press, 2009).
Father Thomas Rosica, CSB is CEO of Canada’s Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network. He served as National Director and CEO of World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto. In February 2009, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Father Rosica is a member of Knights of Columbus Toronto Council 1388.
Rachel Campos-Duffy is a mother of five (soon to be six!), as well as an author, pundit, blogger and frequent guest on national and cable television shows. She recently released her first book, Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood, published by Penguin. Happily married in Wisconsin, Rachel writes on culture and the family.
Dawn Eden is author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On and holds a master’s degree in theology from the Dominican House of Studies. Her master’s thesis, a critique of Christopher West’s presentation of Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body, is available through her blog, The Dawn Patrol. Dawn’s columns for Catholic Pulse reflect her interest in promoting a culture of life, including communicating Church teaching on marriage and sex to a society that so desperately needs it.
Brian Caulfield is editor of the Web site Fathers for Good, an initiative by the Knights of Columbus that features regular articles, videos and other multimedia on the subject of Christian fatherhood. A father of two young boys, Brian writes on the spiritual truths found in daily life and the issues men face while striving to live out their vocation.
Christian Huebner is a recent graduate from Yale School of Law and now works as a writer and attorney in Washington, D.C. A convert to Catholicism, Christian writes from the trenches of young adulthood about grace at work in the muck of current events.
Mark DeYoung is a founding board member of World Youth Alliance, an international coalition dedicated to promoting human dignity and building solidarity among youth of developed and developing nations. Now the marketing director for an interactive agency in New York City, Mark's columns provide commentary on world affairs and identify efforts to uphold the human dignity across the globe.
Margaret Datiles is an attorney in the DC-MD area. She holds degrees in law and philosophy from The Catholic University of America and writes on legal perspectives on bioethics and the family. A former staff counsel for Americans United for Life, Margaret has also published for The Washington Times and The Culture of Life Foundation.
Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Denver.
Father James V. Schall, S.J., author of more than 40 books, retired in December after 35 years teaching in the government department at Georgetown University. His last lecture, “The Final Gladness,” can be viewed online here.
Ralph Martin, S.T.D. is the President of Renewal Ministries and the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Some of his recent books are The Urgency of the New Evangelization, and The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. He was appointed by Benedict XVI as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and served as a theological expert at the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.
Father Wilfred J. “Willy” Raymond, a Holy Cross priest, has served as National Director of Family Theater Productions since September 2000.
Dr. Joseph Atkinson is the Associate Professor at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and is a leading expert on the theology of the family. His forthcoming book, “Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family” is being published by Catholic University Press. He is the founder of Theology of the Family Project which seeks to restore the family and writes a weekly blog on the family from a Scriptural perspective.
Elise Italiano is a teacher in a Catholic high school in Washington, D.C., and a volunteer with Catholic Voices USA.
Kim Daniels is Director of Catholic Voices USA and an attorney whose practice has focused on rights of conscience in health care.
Alejandro Bermúdez is editor-in-chief of the Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa, the largest and most-visited online Catholic news provider in Spanish and Portuguese. His columns focus on the Church in Latin America, as well as the growth and impact of the Hispanic population within the Catholic Church in the United States.
Joan Frawley Desmond a graduate of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, is a weekly contributor to the National Catholic Register She has published commentary and reviews in a variety of Catholic and secular publications, including First Things, The Weekly Standard and Touchstone. She lives in the Washington, D.C. Metro area with her family and facilitates groups that study "A New Language; John Paul II's Theology of the Body."
Amy Welborn worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools, and as a Parish Director of Religious Education. She started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. She has written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service. She has written 19 books and many pamphlets and study guides.
Pia de Solenni is a moral theologian who owns Diotima Consulting, a consulting business. Her work (www.piadesolenni.com) has been in many publications, including The Washington Post and The National Catholic Reporter. Pia writes on culture and current events, with a focus on women’s issues.
Father Dominic Legge, OP, is a Dominican priest teaching theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. Before he became a Dominican, he worked on constitutional issues as a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice. Father Legge writes on theology and liturgy in the daily lives of contemporary Catholics.
Dr. Nadal holds a Ph.D. in molecular microbiology. In addition to teaching for 16 years, he's spent seven years working with homeless teens at Covenant House in Times Square, New York. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in theology through Franciscan University of Steubenville and blogs at http://gerardnadal.com.
Tom Jones is a former NASA astronaut, speaker, author and consultant. He has flown on four space shuttle missions and holds a doctorate in planetary sciences. Tom’s columns for Headline Bistro keep tabs on new discoveries in space, with an eye on what it is that spurs the human heart to faith and wonder.