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Portrait of Mark T. Matousek

Mark T. Matousek, MS, CCDC, graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School and earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from St. John's University in New York. He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. He was the administrator of an inpatient drug and alcohol program in Maryland and also worked for the American Cancer Society.

Portrait of Denise Matychowiak

Denise Matychowiak has worked as a cook, sous chef, and pastry assistant at Louis XVI Restaurant in New Orleans and La Caravelle in New York City, and served as food editor at Faith and Family magazine. She enjoys reading books and articles on two of her favorite topics—theology and food. Denise is currently learning how to belly dance and works as a private chef in Manhattan.

Portrait of Gerald May, MD

Gerald May, M.D. (1940-2005), practiced medicine and psychiatry for twenty-five years before becoming a senior fellow in contemplative theology and psychology at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Maryland. May was a pioneer in blending spirituality and psychology and encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Portrait of Robert McClory

Robert McClory has written widely on racism, politics, and religion for the past four decades. His work has appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, U.S. Catholic Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader. He is professor emeritus at Northwestern University’s Medical School of Journalism.

Photo of Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is one is of the greatest living authorities on Catholic historical theology. The Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor (Emeritus) of historical theology and history of Christianity at the University of Chicago, McGinn holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Gregorian University. 

Portrait of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a writer and Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky. His writings include such classics as The Seven Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Zen and the Birds of Appetite.

Portrait of Carla Millar

Carla Millar is a Canadian illustrator. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) Degree, with a Major in Painting, from the University of Manitoba.

Portrait of Carl J. Moell

Carl J. Moell, SJ held a doctorate from the Gregorian University and worked for the procurator general of the Vatican for over a decade. He was a theology professor with expertise in Christology. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Portrait of Anna Bonta Moreland

Anna Bonta Moreland is the author of Known by Nature and assistant professor in the department of humanities at Villanova University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Ph.D from Boston College.

Portrait of Robert Morneau

Robert F. Morneau, vicar general and auxiliary bishop of the Green Bay diocese, has lectured extensively throughout the United States. He is the author of many books including Ashes to Easter, Spiritual Direction, and Fathoming Bethlehem.

Since 1990, Gerhard Cardinal Müller has been a member of the Commission for Doctrine and Faith of the German Bishops' Conference. He was also a member of the International Theological Commission from 1998 to 2003.

Portrait of Siobhan Nash-Marshall

Siobhan Nash-Marshall is a professor of Philosophy at Manhattanville College in New York. She holds the university's Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy. She earned Ph.D.s from Fordham University and from the Università Cattolica di Milano. She is the author of several books and numerous articles in her favorite fields: metaphysics and the receptivity of the intellect.

Portrait of Henri J. M. Nouwen

The internationally renowned and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. He corresponded regularly in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish with hundreds of friends and reached out to thousands through his Eucharistic celebrations, lectures, and retreats.

Portrait of Reverend Diarmuid O'Murchu

Diarmuid O'Murchu, a priest, member of the Sacred Heart missionary order, and a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London. As a psychologist and priest he has counseled couples, the bereaved, those with AIDS-HIV, the homeless, and refugees.

Portrait of Cyril J. O'Regan

Cyril O’Regan is the Huisking Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. A native of Ireland he came to Notre Dame in 1999 after teaching for a decade at Notre Dame where he also received his Ph. D. in Religious Studies. At Notre Dame he teaches in the areas of systematic, historical, and philosophical theology.

Maria T. Oates

Marie T. Oates has led Boston PR Group, Inc. based in Boston, Massachussetts and New York City for almost 20 years. She served as the executive director of Bayridge, a Boston center for university and professional women, and as manager of publications and research at Deaconess Hospital.

Portrait of Joan Ohanneson

The late Joan Ohanneson was an author, producer, teacher, and international speaker, lecturing extensively on Hildegard of Bingen. Ohanneson's work brought insight and understanding to the areas of spirituality, sexuality, and women's gifts to the church.

Portrait of Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer, who holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in sociology, is the cofounder of the Institute for Public Life, a former professor at Georgetown University, and a former leader and teacher at Pendle Hill, the Quaker community. He is best known as the author of several national bestsellers, including Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach.

Portrait of Pope John Paul II

One of the most important world leaders of the 20th century, the beloved Pope John Paul II devoted much of his papacy to healing the rift between Christianity and Judaism. By courageously confronting one of the world's longest and most tragic religious conflicts, he initiated an opening of communication and understanding between Jews and Catholics. 

Portrait of Pope Paul VI

Paul VI was pope of the Roman Catholic church from 1963 to 1978. He was known for working to heal relations between the Catholic church and other religions and was the first pope to ever travel by airplane. As a result he visited countries at great distances from Rome. A number of these travels were intended to improve relations with non-Christians.

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