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Julia A. Lamm is a Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she has taught since 1989. She is a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), and is founding Director of the Costan Lecture in Early Christianity at Georgetown.

Portrait of Jeremy Langford

Jeremy Langford is the communications director for the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus and the author of God Moments, The Journey to Peace, and Seeds of Faith. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame who grew up in the shadow of the Dome, Langford lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Jim Langford is a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and was director of the University of Notre Dame Press from 1974 to 1999. He is author of several books, including The Club’s Fan’s Book of Days, Happy Are They, and Rookie. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Portrait of Sue Lauber-Fleming

Sue Lauber-Fleming, RN, MA, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with her husband, Patrick Fleming, in St. Louis. She trained extensively with family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir. She has over twenty years of experience working with individuals and groups and addressing a variety of psychological problems.

Portrait of Philip F. Lawler

Philip F. Lawler is editor of Catholic World News, the first English-language Catholic news service operating on the internet, which he founded in 1995.

Born and raised in the Boston area, he attended Harvard College, graduating with honors in government in 1972. He studied political philosophy at the University of Chicago before beginning a career in journalism. 

Portrait of Keith Lewis Ph.D

Keith D. Lewis is a professor of religion at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo. He is a frequent speaker at the Los Angeles Religion Education Congress and holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Kathryn.

Portrait of Dwight Longenecker

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is the author of Catholicism, Pure and Simple; More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith; St. Benedict and St. Therese; and ten other books on the Catholic faith. A former Anglican priest, he was received into communion with the Catholic Church and now serves as a Catholic priest. Fr.

aria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer is Brazilian. In 1975 she graduated as a journalist at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro where she also completed a Master in Theology. In Rome, she earned her Doctorate in Theology from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana.

Hellmut Luetzner, MD

As director of one of the world's premier fasting clinics (Kurpark-Klinik in Germany), and an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Hellmut Luetzner has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients over a period of decades.

a graduate of the University Center for Journalism Education in Strasbourg and the University of Birzeit, is a journalist in Palestine and co-director of the youth development department of Caritas Jerusalem.

Laurence Freeman OSB is a monk of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Freeman was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at Oxford University.

Portrait of Irene Martin

Irene Martin is a fisher, writer and Episcopal priest. She and her husband Kent have fished for salmon in the Pacific Northwest for more than two decades. For her work in preserving local and regional history, she was awarded the Washington Governor's Heritage Award in 2000.

Portrait of Mary Ann Massey

Mary Ann Massey, Ed.D, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is currently a full-time clinician at the Williamsburg Centre for Therapy and The Lake Anna Therapy Center, both in Virginia.

The host of the interactive website counseling website Woman to Woman Live, Massey lives in Mineral, Virginia.

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.

Roland Meynet, a French Jesuit, is presently professor of Biblical theology at the Papal Gregorian University in Rome and was the former director of its Department of Biblical Theology.

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