Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, author, theologian, and New York Times Magazine contributor, is a physicist by training. He holds the degree in Space Science and Applied Physics as well as a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome.Read More
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. In addition to his work as Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat, he is the chairman of the department of homiletics at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, and the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. He is the author of ten books.Read More
Called by Father Giussani to share in the responsibility of the leadership of the Movement, Father Julián Carrón has been President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation since March 19, 2005, and Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Memores Domini since May 13, 2005.Read More
Jonathan Fields is a composer, music teacher and lecturer who in his career has explored many regions of the musical world. After graduating first in his class from Mannes College of Music in 1981, he joined David Horowitz Music Associates, one of the leading commercial music production companies in the world, and has been an award-winning composer of over a thousand television and radio spots.Read More
David Flatto is an associate professor of law, religion, and history at Penn State Law. He has served as a visiting professor at Hebrew University Law School and Yeshiva University, and a visiting researcher at Yale Law School.Read More
A French writer and philosopher, Hadjadj was born in Nanterre to Jewish parents of Tunisian heritage in 1971. In his teens he was an atheist and anarchist, and he maintained a nihilistic attitude for most of his twenties until, in 1998, he converted to Catholicism.Read More
Tony Hendra, born in England, was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights revue in 1962, alongside the likes of John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor. After he moved to the U.S., he became one of the founding editors of National Lampoon.Read More
David Horowitz is a composer who began playing piano at age 3. As a young adult, he played with Gil Evans and Tony Williams, and later became Composer in Residence at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; he also arranged albums for Peter Allen, Carol Hall and others at Elektra Records.Read More
Michael Naughton is the holder of the Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) where he is a full professor with a joint appointment in the departments of Catholic Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) and Ethics and Law (Opus College of Business). He is the director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, at the Center for Catholic Studies, which examines Catholic social thought in relationship to business theory and practice.Read More
Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Dr. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Dr. Noguera holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of Sociology.Read More
His Eminence Seán Cardinal Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., was born June 29, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio, and was raised in Western Pennsylvania, where he entered a Franciscan seminary. At 21, he was professed into the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and at 26 he was ordained a Catholic priest. After earning a master’s degree in religious education and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese literature from the Catholic University of America, he taught at Catholic University and founded Centro Católico Hispano (Hispanic Catholic Center) in Washington, DC, an organization which provided educational, medical and legal help to immigrants.Read More
Martin Palouš studied Natural Science, Philosophy and International Law. He is President of the Václav Havel Library Foundation in New York, President of International Platform for Human Rights in Cuba, and Senior Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University in Miami.Read More
Fr. Samir Khalil Samir, SJ is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Saint Joseph, Beirut.
Born in Cairo (Egypt) in 1938. A professor of Oriental Christian Theology and Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and at the Facultés Jésuites de Paris, Fr. Samir joined the Jesuit order in 1955 in Aix-en-Provence and undertook the study of Philosophy, Theology and Islamic studies. He graduated with a thesis on oriental Christian theology and Islamic studies. Thereafter, he established about 20 centers for reading and writing in Egypt and then taught for 12 years at the Papal Oriental Institute in Rome. In 1986, he moved to Lebanon during the civil war there and now teaches at the Saint Joseph University, specializing in Catholic theology and Islamic studies.Read More
Dean Emeritus, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology. B.A., M.A., Philosophy, Gonzaga University. Ph.D., Religion, Claremont Graduate School. Since 1982 he has been editor-in-chief of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review, a federation of journals founded in 1972 by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Henri de Lubac, and other European theologians.Read More
Born in Majano, in the province of Udine, in 1948. Degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università degli Studi of Trieste.
He began his professional career in 1973 as President of Lamborghini Spa, a manufacturer of skis and sportswear.
From 1984 to 1991, as President and CEO, he contributed to the success of Abaco Spa of Tolmezzo (Udine), a company that produces component kitchens, which thanks to a strategic development plan rapidly rose to a position of leadership in its target market, also gaining acclaim in the United States.Read More
Bernhard Scholz, born in Müllheim, Germany, is a management consultant and graduated in Political Science with a thesis on “The process of rationalization in Max Weber”. He then worked as a professional journalist and managed the press office of the archdiocese of Freiburg in Breisgau.Read More
Fr. Richard Veras is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He is currently the pastor of the Church of St. Rita in Staten Island and the Chaplain for Communion and Liberation in the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Veras is a regular contributor to Magnificat magazine and the author of Jesus of Israel and Wisdom for Everyday Life from the Book of Revelation. (St. Anthony Messenger Press)Read More
Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America and to the Organization of American States by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI on October 19, 2011.
Archbishop Viganò was born in Varese, in Northern Italy, in the region of Lombardy on January 16, 1941, and was ordained to the ministerial priesthood on 24 March 1968, for the Roman Diocese of Pavia. Archbishop Viganò holds a doctorate degree in both civil and canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University.Read More