Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete is a theologian, scientist and author. He is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and his articles have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and many other publications. Msgr. Albacete is one of the leaders in the United States for the international Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. He is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Crossroads Cultural Center, and the spiritual advisor for GodSpy.
Charlotte Allen is the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus" (The Free Press). She has been an editor at Beliefnet, and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New Republic, City Journal, and The New York Observer. She lives in Washington D.C.
Stratford Caldecott is the chief editor of Second Spring Journal and Sophia Institute Press for the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and directs the College's Center for Faith and Culture in Oxford. He is on the editorial boards of Communio, The Chesterton Review, and Oasis. His writing has also appeared in the National Catholic Register, Parabola, Catholic World Report, Inside the Vatican, St Austin Review, Logos, and Touchstone. A Fellow of St Benet's Hall in Oxford and of the Royal Society of Arts in London, he is the author of several books, most recently The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Seven Sacraments: Entering the Mysteries of God (both Crossroad). He is married to the writer Leonie Caldecott.
Bill Christensen has been a direct response creative consultant for over 25 years, working with companies such as Sylvan Learning Systems, Mellon, Commercial Credit, United Group Companies, Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Advertising Age, Forbes, and more. He is a recipient of numerous national awards and is recognized for creating some of the "most profitable direct mail campaigns ever produced" (Million Dollar Mailings). Bill has worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and assisted Catholic organizations with marketing, fundraising and capital development, including Project Rachel, Christlife, the Nashville Dominicans, Ave Maria University, and Ave Maria School of Law.
Br. Hugh Vincent Dyer is a member of the Dominican Order living in Washington D.C. where he serves as a deacon at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvannia Avenue. Br. Hugh Vincent holds degrees from St. Anselm College and the Dominican House of Studies.
Harold Fickett is the author of novels, biographies, and works of spirituality, including The Holy Fool, The Living Christ, and Dancing with the Divine. He was a co-founder of the journal Image, and has collaborated with Charles Colson on several books, including The Faith and The Good Life. Fickett has contributed to such publications as The National Review, Crisis, Christianity & Literature, Decision, The World & I, Publishers Weekly, The New Oxford Review, Books & Culture, Leadership, and Christianity Today.
David Griifth is a writer and teacher of fiction and nonfiction, and the author of the book, A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America (Soft Skull Press).
Ivereigh is a the former deputy editor of the Catholic weekly, The Tablet, and former director for Public Affairs of the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Spectator, and numerous other publications. He was coordinator for The Da Vinci Code Response Group, and the Strangers into Citizens campaign in England.
Heather King is a commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered" and a personal essayist whose work has appeared, among other places, in The Utne Reader, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The Sun. She received a "Notable Essay" citation in Best American Essays 2000, 2001, and 2002, and has been or will soon be anthologized in Best Spiritual Writing 2002, Best Spiritual Writing 2005 and Son of Man:The Best Writing about Jesus (Avalon 2002). She has received fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and is a communicant at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Koreatown, L.A.
Joop Koopman has worked as a writer-editor, publisher and development executive, in print, cable television, and the internet. He served as editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Catholic Digest, the largest Catholic magazine in the nation. Prior to that, Koopman edited the National Catholic Register, a leading Catholic national newsweekly. Under his leadership, the publication earned top honors from the Catholic Press Association, as well as other awards, most notably for the weekly’s foreign coverage and interviews with leading thinkers around the world. Koopman lives in New York City.
Matthew Lickona writes regularly on assorted subjects for The San Diego Reader, a weekly newspaper, and is the author of Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic (Loyola Press). He is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, and lives in La Mesa, California with his wife Deirdre and their five children.
Marion Maendel was raised at the Bruderhof, now known as Church Communities International. After several years with the Houston Catholic Worker, she studied classical philosophy and theology with the monks of the Brothers of St. John in Laredo, Texas. During her year and a half stay there, she was baptized into the Catholic Church in 2000. Her freelance writing has earned The Writer magazine Sylvia K. Burack Award, the Houston Press Club Nicholas C. Chriss Award, and many other journalism awards. Marion lives in Houston with her husband, Andres, and their son, Dominic.
Angelo Matera is publisher/editor of GodSpy.com. He has worked as a magazine and marketing executive and consultant for more than 25 years at companies such as Forbes and Time Inc. He is co-founder of Paradysz Matera, a leading direct marketing company, where he consulted for numerous magazines, catalogs and non-profits. He has been CEO of Circle Media, publisher of the National Catholic Register and Faith & Family magazine. He lives in Pelham, New York with his wife and two children.
Debra is the publisher of Idylls Press, the small press she founded in 2004 with the mission of publishing new and classic Catholic fiction. The press's motto is "Publishing the Catholic Imagination." Idylls Press also publishes the book and film review sites bardolatry.com, catholicfiction.net and catholicmoviesonline.com. Debra's own first novel, The Mystery of Things, is a mystery thriller set in a graduate Shakespeare Studies program. Her current fiction project is a mystery set in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
John Murphy writes for GodSpy on film, literature, and art. He works as the in-house illustrator and designer for Idylls Press, based in Ashland, Oregon. He recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a degree in Art History. He recently taught two terms of Art History at the University, and plans on getting his MA in Art History in the near-future.
David Scott's essays and reporting have appeared in L’Osservatore Romano, National Review, Commonweal, Crisis, Inside the Vatican, National Catholic Register, Beliefnet.com, and elsewhere. One of Scott’s essays was chosen for inclusion in The Best Catholic Writing 2005. Scott’s latest book is The Catholic Passion: Rediscovering the Power and Beauty of the Faith (Loyola Press, 2005). His previous books include: A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa (Loyola Press, 2005), Praying in the Presence of the Lord with Dorothy Day (Our Sunday Visitor, 2002), and Weapons of the Spirit: The Selected Writings of Father John Hugo (Our Sunday Visitor, 1997), co–written with Mike Aquilina. Scott has been editor of Our Sunday Visitor, and currently he serves as editorial director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and managing editor of Center’s academic journal, Letter & Spirit. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Sarah and their five children.
Eve Tushnet is a freelance writer in Washington, DC. She was received into the Catholic Church in 1998. She has written for Commonweal, the National Catholic Register, the New York Post, and other publications. She blogs on religious and cultural topics and assorted randomness at eve-tushnet.blogspot.com
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Ron Wall writes about music, film, books and culture. Most of all, he wonders whatever happened to Rocko’s Modern Life and why it isn’t out on DVD yet.