Contributors



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    Austen Ivereigh

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    Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist and commentator, and co-founder of Catholic Voices, a communications project now in 20 countries. He is the author of the biography The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (Henry Holt) and How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor). Both titles have been translated into many languages.

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    Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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    Raised in an Evangelical home, Fr Dwight Longenecker studied theology at Oxford University and served as a Anglican priest before becoming a Catholic. In 2006 he returned to the USA to be ordained. He now serves as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville SC. Browse his books and be in touch at dwightlongenecker.com.

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    Charles C. Camosy

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    Charlie Camosy is Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, where he has taught since finishing his PhD in theology at Notre Dame in 2008.

    Among other places, his published articles have appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and America magazine. He is the author of four books. Too Expensive to Treat? (Eerdmans) was a 2011 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association, Peter Singer and Christian Ethics (Cambridge) was named a 2012 “best book” with ABC Religion and Ethics, and For Love of Animals (Franciscan) was featured in the “Beliefs” section of the New York Times. His most recent book, Beyond the Abortion Wars (Eerdmans), was published in Spring of 2015.

    In addition to serving as an advisor for Faith Outreach office of the Humane Society of the United States, Camosy received the 2012-13 Robert Bryne award from the Fordham Respect Life Club, and was also selected for the international working group "Contending Modernities" which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism, and Islam into dialogue about bioethics. He is the founder of the Catholic Conversation Project, serves on the board of Democrats for Life, and advises the ethics committee of the Children's Hospital of New York.

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    Christopher White

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    Christopher White is the Director of Catholic Voices USA. He holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Washington Post, New York Daily News, International Business Times, The American Interest, First Things, and Human Life Review, among many other print and online publications. He is a Robert Novak Fellowship Award Winner and lives in New York City.

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    Fr. Edward L. Beck

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    Father Edward L. Beck, C.P. is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Passionist Congregation. Father Beck is an on-air commentator for CNN on issues of Faith, Religion and Ethics. He is the author of three books, GOD UNDERNEATH, UNLIKELY WAYS HOME and SOUL PROVIDER, all published by Doubleday.

    Father Beck has been a Media Contributor on matters of Religion, Faith, Ethics, Morality and for ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, HLN and MSNBC. He co-hosted FOCUS ON FAITH with Chris Cuomo (now of CNN) for ABC News.

    In addition Father Beck is a writer and developer of mainstream television, theater and film projects. His first play, Sweetened Water, had a staged reading starring Vanessa Williams and Amy Brenneman at Playwrights Horizons theater in New York in January 2015 and then its first full Equity production in the summer of 2015 at Martha's Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven, MA.

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    Deacon Steven D. Greydanus

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    Steven D. Greydanus has been writing about film since 2000. He is the creator of DecentFilms.com, and his work appears in the National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest, and the New Catholic Encyclopedia. He holds degrees in media arts, theology, and religious studies. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Newark.

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    Nirmala Carvalho

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    Nirmala Carvalho writes from Mumbai, India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in sociology, both from the University of Mumbai (known earlier as the University of Bombay). She’s been an AsiaNews correspondent since 2004, and in 2006 won the Communications Award from the Catholic Bishops Conference of India for “exceptional sensitivity to the Church and minority related issues”.

    In 2009 she received the "Staines International Award for Religious Harmony," acknowledging the achievements of recipients and encouraging human rights defenders around the world that the international community is grateful and supports their tireless efforts to promote human rights for all.

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    Father Jeffrey F. Kirby

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    Father Jeff Kirby is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and has authored several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray (St. Benedict Press, 2014) and Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History (St. Benedict Press, 2016).

    Fr. Kirby seeks to live and exercise his priestly ministry in such a way as to exemplify the positive role religion can play in society, as well as to highlight the mutual service that both Church and State can render to one another. In this effort, Father Kirby works to apply and teach the spiritual patrimony of the Catholic Church and the overall contribution of the human spirit to the human narrative.

    As such efforts have led to the formation of consciences and development of leadership in the public forum, Father Kirby was recognized by Governor Nikki Haley and granted the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. Fr. Kirby is a friend to Catholic media, and has been on EWTN, CatholicTV, and Salt and Light. He has also been on the BBC, NPR, and ABC to discuss various issues relating to the Church. Fr. Working with St. Benedict Press and Catholic Scripture Study International, Father Kirby was the Host of the national Christian formation program Doors of Mercy and was one of the co- instructors of Luke: The Gospel of Mercy. Both programs presented the Gospel message through a creative use of videography, lay-out design, and live-streaming.

    More information on Father Kirby can be found at frkirby.com, and he can be followed on Twitter @fatherkirby.

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    Kathryn Jean Lopez

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    Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, editor-at-large of National Review Online, and a nationally syndicated columnist. She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly and co-author with Austen Ivereigh of the book How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice.

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    Thomas D. Williams

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    Thomas D. Williams, PhD, teaches Philosophical Ethics at the University of Saint Thomas in Rome and is a permanent research fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University. A theologian and certified sommelier, his 15 books include The World As It Could Be: Catholic Social Thought for a New Generation (2011).

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    Kaitlyn Landgraf

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    Kaitlyn Landgraf studied philosophy and religion at Thomas Aquinas College and Yale Divinity School, and will graduate from Stanford's journalism program in June. Her interests cluster around public policy, religion, and big data. She writes from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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