- Covid and Human Trafficking (Steve Pokorny)
Steve Pokorny holds an MA in theology and a specialization in catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as an MTS from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Washington D.C. Steve is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. Author of “Redeemed Vision: Setting the Blind Free from the Pornified Culture,” Steve also is an internationally-known speaker, speaking with a wide variety of audiences on many topics (for a list, click here). He is married and lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.
- Timely Topics: Renewing the China Deal (Bree Dail)
Bree A. Dail holds 15 years of combined experience in Defense Consulting and Leadership, both in private industry and as a United States Naval Surface Warfare Officer. She is also a recognized expert in US Naval and US Marine Corps Joint Amphibious Warfare, Surface/SOF Integration and Doctrine; Operational Planning, and Strategic Communications.
- Another Look at Fatima (Paul Senz)
Paul Senz is a Catholic husband and father of four. He writes for National Catholic Register, Catholic Answers, Our Sunday Visitor, and Catholic World Report. His new book for Ignatius Press is entitled, Fatima: 100 Questions and Answer.
- Cultural Suicide and a Debate on the Family (Dr. Hanson/Dr. Morse)
Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history.
Dr. Jennifer Morse is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization that defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same. She has authored or co-authored five books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family, and human sexuality. Morse was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.
- Fr Peyton & The Family Rosary Crusade (Fr David Guffey)
Fr. David Guffey is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, living in-residence and assisting at St. Monica Church in St Monica, CA. He regularly preaches and presides at sacraments, his full-time job is National Director of Family Theater Productions where he has worked since 2008. Father David also gives retreats and talks on spirituality, faith and media, and Catholicism and film. He is a Notre Dame football enthusiast, loves to travel, and is a film buff.
- Columbus and the Crisis of the West (Dr. Royal/Fr. Fessio)
Robert Royal is the founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org). Dr. Royal holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America. He has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island College, and The Catholic University of America.
Father Joseph Fessio, S.J. completed his doctoral studies in theology under then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger (who would later become Pope Benedict XVI). Father Fessio founded Ignatius Press, one of the world’s largest Catholic publishers, in 1978
- Fatima, Lockdowns, & Barrett Hearings (Chris Ferrara)
Christopher Ferrara is a Roman Catholic attorney, pro-life activist, and journalist. Mr. Ferrara holds a BA from Fordham University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law. He engaged in general legal practice in both New Jersey and New York between 1977 and 1991. After founding the American Catholic Lawyers Association in 1990, he focused on pro-bono legal work representing Catholics as well as pro-life activists. He is the founder and current president of the American Catholic Lawyers Association. He is also a regular columnist of The Remnant, a traditionalist Catholic newspaper.
- Big Tech Censors (Allum Bokhari)
Allum Bokhari is an investigative tech reporter at Breitbart News. In 2018, he stunned the media when he obtained and published “The Google Tape,” a 1-hour recording of Google’s top executives reacting to the 2016 Trump election and declaring their intention to make the populist movement a “blip” in history. He also obtained “The Good Censor,” an internal Google document admitting to censorship, Facebook’s list of so-called “hate agents,” and YouTube’s search blacklists. He lives in Washington, DC.
- Attacks on Police (Tom Homan)
Tom Homan grew up in West Carthage, New York. He is a career law enforcement officer. He was a police officer, then a Border Patrol Agent, then a Special Agent investigating criminal organizations that smuggle aliens or traffic in females and children. He was nominated by the President to be the ICE Director. He had a 34-year career enforcing immigration laws. He is now a Fox News contributor. He lives in Washington, DC.
- Catholic Identity and Anti-Catholic Bigotry (Ed Martin/ Michael Matt)
Ed Martin is the Leader of The Catholic Coalition Against Religious Tests for Office and President of the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. Martin is a lawyer who holds advanced degrees in medical ethics and philosophy and was awarded post-graduate fellowships in Italy and in Indonesia.
Michael Matt is editor of The Remnant– The World’s Oldest Traditional Catholic Newspaper founded in 1967. Mr. Matt carries on the journalistic tradition of the Matt Family, handed down to him by his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father.
- Timely Topics: New Media, Faith, Gratitude (Darren Beattie/Lara Trump)
Darren Beattie is a writer in Washington D.C., currently writing a book in defense of Trumpist Nationalism. Formerly he worked at the White House as a speechwriter for President Donald J. Trump. He holds a Ph.D. in political theory from Duke University.
Lara Trump is a former American television producer, former producer of Inside Edition, and campaign adviser to the 45th President of the United States (and her father-in-law) Donald Trump. She is married to the President’s son Eric Trump, with whom she has two children.
- The Next Pope (George Weigel)
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
- Catholics & Single Issue Voting (Steve Ray)
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Steve Ray was received into the Catholic Church on Pentecost Sunday in 1994 following a long faith journey that explored his Protestant roots. He is a former owner of a business services company that he happily sold to pursue his passion: bringing others to Catholicism through his writing, speaking, film production, and leading pilgrimages to Biblical lands. He is the author of five books and producer of the popular video series, “Footprints of God”. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Janet, where they enjoy their family which includes eight grandchildren.
- Conscience, Right Reason, and Speaking Up (Carl Olson/Lou Holtz/Bishop Olson)
Carl E. Olson, MTS, is the editor of Catholic World Report and Ignatius Insight. He is the author of two best-selling books, Will Catholics Be “Left Behind”? and The Da Vinci Hoax, and the author of hundreds of articles on theology, Scripture, current events, and apologetics.
Lou Holtz was a head coach for 34 years at both the college and pro levels and is perhaps best known for his 11-season stint as head coach at Notre Dame from 1986-1996. Holtz earned National Coach of the Year honors from Football News and American Football Coaches Quarterly following the 2000 season, and the Gamecocks’ eight-win improvement from 1999-2000 was, at the time, the third-best turnaround in NCAA history. Holtz retired for a second time following the 2004 season and returned to broadcasting as an analyst for ESPN.
Bishop Michael Olson earned a bachelor of arts and master’s degrees in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, master of arts in theological studies and a master of divinity from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and a doctorate in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. Olson was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fort Worth on June 3, 1994. Pope Francis named Olson the Bishop of Fort Worth in November of 2013. He was consecrated and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.