Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields

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.

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Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton

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.

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Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera

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.

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Seán Cardinal Patrick O’Malley

Seán Cardinal Patrick O’Malley

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.

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Samir Khalil Samir

Samir Khalil Samir

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.

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David Schindler

David Schindler

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.

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Roberto Snaidero

Roberto Snaidero

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.

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Richard Veras

Richard Veras

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)

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Carlo Maria Viganò

Carlo Maria Viganò

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.

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