Fr. Dwight Longenecker was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. He studied theology at Oxford University and was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge, and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. In 1995 Fr. Longenecker and his family were received into the Catholic Church. For ten years they continued to live in England where he worked as a freelance writer and charity worker. Then in 2006, the door opened to return to the USA and be ordained as a Catholic priest. Fr. Longenecker now serves as Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in South Carolina and is an active author and blogger.
Matt Archbold is a father of five children, an author, and a columnist for several prominent Catholic publications. Matt’s book “Faith Under Fire –Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage” has received wide acclaim for its portrayals of Christians facing intolerance.
Michael Short is the Director of Security for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth within the Department of Property Management and Construction. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He served as a patrol officer for 10 years where he spent six years training new officers as a field training officer. Short was also a member of the SWAT team for 10 years where he served as a team leader and explosive breacher. Short had also been assigned as a detective to the Burglary and Property Crimes Unit and most recently served as a detective in the Crimes Against Children Unit.
Michael Hichborn, founder and president of the Lepanto Institute, is a well known public figure in the pro-life movement. Michael spent seven and a half years as American Life League’s Director of the Defend the Faith project.
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.
Anthony M. Esolen is a is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and Writer-in-Residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts. He taught at Furman University, Providence College, and Thomas More College before transferring to Magdalen College in 2019. Esolen has translated into English Dante’s Divine Comedy, Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things, and Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered. In addition to multiple books, he is the author of numerous articles in such publications as The Modern Age, The Catholic World Report, Chronicles, The Claremont Review of Books, The Public Discourse, First Things, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Thing, and Touchstone, for which he serves as a senior editor. He is a regular contributor to Magnificat and has written frequently for a host of other online journals.
Mike Church is the editor of the classic Catholic book, “Humility of Heart,” by Father Gaetano Mary de Bergamo. He is also the founder of the Crusade Channel, a 24/7 radio station, now in its 5th year, where you can hear his radio program, “The Mike Church Show”.
After enjoying a successful career in technology consulting with Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in various cities around the world, at the age of 27, Brice Sokolowski left it all to help his Catholic diocese in London, with a fundraising campaign. The campaign went on to raise over $50 million, the largest sum ever raised for the Catholic Church in the UK. He then went on to found CatholicFundraiser.net to Catholics around the globe.
Peter Kwasniewski is a writer, editor, publisher, and scholar. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. After teaching philosophy and theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria and music for the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austrian Program (1998–2006), he joined the founding team of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, where he served as the first Director of Admissions and Assistant Academic Dean, directed the Choir and Schola, and taught, over time, all of the theology courses and most of the philosophy and fine arts courses (2006–2018). He left WCC in the summer of 2018 to pursue a career as a freelance author, public speaker, editor, publisher, and composer, with the intention of dedicating his life to the articulation and defense of Catholic Tradition in all its dimensions. Over the past twenty years, Kwasniewski has published over 1,200 articles, both academic and popular, on sacramental and liturgical theology, the aesthetics of music, Thomistic thought, and the social doctrine of the Church; he has written or edited ten books including his most recent: Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright: The Genius and Timeliness of the Traditional Latin Mass (Angelico Press, 2020). Dr. Kwasniewski writes regularly for New Liturgical Movement, OnePeterFive, LifeSiteNews, Rorate Caeli, The Remnant, Catholic Family News, and The Latin Mass magazine.
Michael J. Lichens is the Editor of Catholic Exchange. When he’s not revising and editing, he is often found studying and writing about GK Chesterton, Religion and Literature, or random points of local history. He holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.
Dr. Donald DeMarco is a Senior Fellow of Human Life International. Doctor DeMarco is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and he is Professor Emeritus at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, and an adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT. He is the author of 22 books. He is married to Mary Arendt DeMarco and they have five children.
Kellyanne Conway is a pollster and political consultant who was the 2016 campaign manager for President Donald Trump and is currently serving as a counselor to the president. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1985, and then attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., earning a degree in political science. She went on to earn her law degree at George Washington University Law School.
John Zmirak is a Senior Editor of The Stream, and author of the new Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He 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.
Mario Costabile is the Executive Director of Array of Hope. A devout Catholic and family man, Mario has been a successful producer for music, film, and television for over 35 years, having worked for such organizations as MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, Sony Music, and Def Jam Records. Mario is committed to utilizing his talents to do God’s will in the development of Array of Hope and its vision to unite families and help them grow closer to God.
Charles A. Coulombe is an American Catholic historian, author, and lecturer. He is the author of numerous articles in many journals, and of 10 books on a variety of subjects. In 2018, he moved from Los Angeles to Trumau, Austria, where he currently resides.
Matt 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. His work can also be found in The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews.
Sarah Corriher also known as teh “The Crusader Gal” is a Social Commentator and YouTuber who was born in England. She lost her mother at a young age and defaulted to living with two relatives who were corrupt police officers. She soon learned from her new abusive foster parents that authority should be questioned. At the age of 16, she escaped to the United States of America from my increasingly aggressive, abusive father. She began using her past experiences to help others by giving speeches at a local high school on the topics of domestic violence and child abuse. After writing an article about the corruption within the local school system, she was ordered not to return to the school in the future, and then she was subsequently blacklisted from even volunteering to help abuse victims.
Jennifer Lichter is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Prior to serving with the Administration, she served as Counsel at the Office of Legal Policy and
Todd Bensman is the Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. Bensman’s body of work with policy and intelligence operations is founded on more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist.
Dick Lyles is the CEO of Origin Entertainment and Producer of the new FATIMA movie. In addition to his leadership, he brings extensive expertise in the areas of business, strategy, finance, and marketing to the team. Most recently he produced COSMIC ORIGINS and is a co-Executive Producer of MARY (Lionsgate). Lyles has served successfully as CEO of several companies in the past, led several start-ups, and is an experienced writer with a strong marketing and communication background. He has served successfully as CEO of several other companies including a strategic management consulting company and a thirty-three station radio network. Lyles is one of the founding Board Members of Act One, Inc., in Hollywood. In addition, he has served as the lead faculty member for the Act One Executive program. Act One has trained more than 500 writers and 90 executives for a Hollywood career.
Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC was raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., as one of seven children, Byrne graduated from Virginia Tech before starting medical school at Georgetown. While there, she entered the Army as a way to cover her tuition and ended up serving for 29 years as both a doctor and a surgeon. Byrne entered formation with the Little Workers in 2002, and professed her first vows in 2004. While in formation, she was still a member of the Army Reserve, and was deployed three times. After a deployment to Afghanistan in 2008, her order requested that she retire from the military, which she did in 2009, before professing her final vows in 2011. She made major headlines as a featured speaker at this week’s Republican National Convention.
Fr. Bill Watson, S.J. is Founder & President of the Sacred Story Institute. He specializes in building enduring Ignatian-based programs that stand the test of time. The evangelization programs of Sacred Story Institute, based on Fr. Watson’s past track record endure in their relevance and effectiveness for decades to come.