Our Authors

  • Mr. Andrew Flores

    Andrew and his family are based out of Seattle, WA. The Texas native met his wife at church in San Antonio and they have 2 children: Maximilian and Gemma. He loves all things holy, witty and genuine.

  • Mr. Angel Diaz

    Angel is a husband, son, and a law enforcement officer in the Northeast.

  • Bill Sheridan

    Bill Sheridan and his wife Renee live in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston. God has blessed them with three terrific sons, two awesome daughters-in-law, and two of the coolest grandsons on planet earth. As a young man he taught English and Speech at St. Edmond Catholic High in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Following that ten-year career, he experienced gigs as an insurance and investment advisor, sales manager, and eventually trainer for two major life insurance companies. He retired in 2009. Through all those years he has been a freelance writer and author. Bill enjoys sharing his Catholic faith by speaking and writing about his departure from, and return to, Mother Church.

  • Mr. Bob Sullivan

    Bob Sullivan and his wife Carmen are the parents of five daughters. They live in Hastings, Nebraska, where they are members of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Bob practices law, but in his free time, Bob writes and speaks about faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Bob has a column in the Southern Nebraska Register (www.lincolndiocese.org/snr) and he posts his blogs at www.bsullivan.org. You can connect with Bob on Twitter where his handle is @BobSullivan87 or on Facebook at bob.sullivan.10004

  • Fr. Branson Hipp

    Fr. Branson Hipp is a newly ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He felt the pull towards following Christ in the priesthood his senior year of high school and immediately after graduating attended Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana, where he studied philosophy. He finished up his theological studies at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, his focus being Church history and Hispanic ministry.

  • Fr. Brian Doerr

    Father Brian Doerr is the founder of Those Catholic Men and the Exodus 90 program. He is a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. Fr. Doerr has worked with Catholic men and youth throughout his priesthood. In 1999, while serving as the Diocesan Vocations Director, he founded a successful and growing high school fraternity called the Knights of the Holy Temple. The Knights forms young men in virtue at a critical developmental stage before college and has inspired many young men to discern priestly vocations. Fr. Doerr then served as Vice-Rector of Human Formation at Mount St. Mary’s Theological Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he formed seminarians for the priesthood. It was ...

  • Brian Isenbarger

    Brian Isenbarger is a seminarian studying in Maryland for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He’s got a couple degrees in theology, but decided to go to seminary, so he has the joy of working on another. He’s also part of a fraternity of seminarians called the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist. You can check out their blog at avoiceinthewilderness.home.blog

  • Mr. Bryan Gonzalez

    Bryan, his wife, and four children live in Des Moines, IA, where he is the Director of Development for InnerVisions HealthCare, an unplanned pregnancy and STD medical clinic serving women and men with compassionate, non-judgmental, and truthful information, sexual integrity education, and free medical care.  He also assists the Benedictine monks of Norcia as an advancement consultant. Bryan graduated with an S.T.M. from the International Theological Institute in Austria in June 2010.  He has a deep love for the Church, in particular the liturgy, but he also enjoys topics on St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, Scripture, philosophy, politics, prayer, sports, parenting, and more.

  • Cameron Murray

    Cameron hails from the Peoria diocese originally, but now resides in St. Louis with his wife and son. Cameron works as a project manager by day, and teaches Spanish on the side. He is an aspiring homesteader and writer and God willing, hopes to run a small farm in the future. He is also the editor of a blog geared toward Catholic masculinity called The Seasick Catholic (www.seasickcatholic.wixsite.com/sscatholic)

  • Mr. Carlos Bersabe

    Carlos Bersabe is a Catholic “re-vert,” husband, father, and currently serves in the United States Air Force as a Presidential Advisor and Nuclear Weapons Strategists. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from The Citadel and an M.A. from Holy Apostles, College and Seminary in Catholic Moral Theology.  Carlos hosts his weekly podcast, “Fire Away” through WCAT Radio and enjoys writing articles related to the faith. You can find him on various social media sites as @catholicammo. When not engaged in overtly faith-filled activities, Carlos and his family enjoy God’s creation through hunting, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors.

  • Christopher Helle

    Mr. Christopher Helle is a contributing for the Those Catholic Men. Christopher holds an M.A in Systematic Theology from Mount St. Mary's Seminary.  He resides in Indiana (i.e. God's country)  with his wife Christine and newborn son, John.

  • Fr. Clayton Thompson

    Fr. Clayton Thompson is a parish priest. He has received a B.A. in Philosophy from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH, a Master's of Divinity (M.Div.) from Mount Saint Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD, and a Bachelor's of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) from Mount Saint Mary's through the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary and was ordained in 2013.

  • Mr. Daniel Cerdeiras

    Daniel Cerdeiras was born and raised in Miami, Florida, attended a Salesian high school and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, specializing in environmental studies. He is currently a Wildlife Biologist for a Catholic high school, working as a habitat coordinator for the natural areas on campus, as well as helping with outdoor retreats for the students. Cerdeiras also enjoys gardening, fly-fishing and fly tying, carpentry, reading (particularly J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), writing, and beekeeping.

  • Fr. Dave Nix

    Fr. David Nix was an EMT and paramedic in Boston and Denver.  He is a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School and Boston College and is the first FOCUS missionary ordained priest.  His passions include languages, the missions, the end of child-trafficking and especially the pro-life cause.  He can be followed at www.padreperegrino.org. And you can subscribe to his homilies here.

  • David La Mar

    David La Mar - hunter, homesteader, teacher, business owner, husband, and father of five - is in the Permanent Diaconate Program in the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.  La Mar has been married to his wife Mary for 10 years.  He has a M.A. in English from The University of Iowa, and is a proud member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.  He has aspirations of becoming a a cowboy, but his wife has her doubts.

  • Mr. David Simpson

    David Simpson is a native of Covington, Louisiana and currently resides in Mandeville, Louisiana with his wife and five children , whom they homeschool. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Louisiana State University (1986) and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law (1990). David owns and operates The Fiscal Fitness Company, an insurance, investment management and financial advisory business. He has been involved in the financial services arena for over 18 years. (www.fiscalfitnesscompany.com) He is the author of Financial Sanity in Three Easy Lessons and maintains a blog on financial matters. He also is the host of The True Money Show on the ...

  • Dr. Donald Prudlo https://www.facebook.com/donald.prudlo

    Donald S. Prudlo is Associate Professor of Ancient and Medieval History at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He is also Associate Professor of Theology and Church History at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. His specialty is saints and sainthood in the Christian tradition, and he is the author of Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church (Cornell, 2015) and The Martyred Inquisitor: The Life and Cult of Peter of Verona (Ashgate, 2008) and has recently edited The Origin, Development, and Refinement of Medieval Religious Mendicancies (Brill, 2011).

  • Mr. Doyle Baxter

    Doyle Baxter was born and raised in Zionsville, Indiana. He credits his parents for their unrelenting love and support that allowed him to grow into a man that is on fire for Jesus Christ and his Church. Mr. Baxter is currently an undergraduate at the Sorbonne University (Paris, France), majoring in Classical Languages (Latin and Greek), French, and Philosophy. He has a passion for language and story telling and hopes, one day, to receive a Ph.D. in Medieval French and Celtic Literature.

  • Dr. Anthony Esolen

    Dr. Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College. He is a contributor to Crisis Magazine, and the author of many books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery Press, 2008); Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Books, 2010) and Reflections on the Christian Life (Sophia Institute Press, 2013). His most recent books are Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching (Sophia Institute Press, 2014); Defending Marriage (Tan Books, 2014); and Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child (ISI Books, 2015).

  • Dr. Elliott Bedford

    Since 2014, Elliott Bedford, MA, PhD has served as Director, Ethics Integration for Ascension St. Vincent in Central and Southern Indiana. In 2008 and 2009, he received a bachelor and master of arts in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH. He completed a master of arts in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO. in 2012 and obtained a Doctorate in Health Care Ethics, Catholic Tradition, from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO in 2014. As Director, Ethics Integration, Elliott provides leadership in fostering the moral identity of St. Vincent Health in Indiana as ministry of the Catholic Church. Working with staff from senior leadership t...

  • Dr. Michael Naughton

    Dr. Michael Naughton is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, US) where he holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and is a full professor in the department of Catholic Studies. He also taught in the College of Business for over 20 years. Author, co-author, and co-editor of 10 books and over 50 articles, his most recent book is Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World (2019). He also serves as board chair for Reell Precision Manufacturing, which has facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia.

  • Dr. Benjamin Smith

    Dr. Benjamin Smith currently serves as Lecturer in Philosophy at Catholic Studies Academy, and a freelance writer. Dr. Smith taught philosophy for over ten years at Aquinas College in and completed his Ph.D. at the Center for Thomistic Studies (Houston). He has published articles on the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas and political philosophy. Most recently, his article “The Meaning and Importance of Common Goods” was published in the newest edition of The Thomist. In addition, he has presented at numerous academic conferences. Dr. Smith blogs frequently at www.catholicstudiesacademy.com.

  • Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    Fr. Dwight Longenecker is an American who has spent most of his life living and working in England. Fr Longenecker was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with a degree in Speech and English, he went to study theology at Oxford University. He was eventually ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Realizing that he and the Anglican Church were on divergent paths, in 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church. Fr Dwight spent the next ten years working as a freelance Catholic writer, contributing t...

  • Very Rev. Bryan W. Jerabek, J.C.L.

    Very Rev. Bryan W. Jerabek, J.C.L., is pastor & rector of Cathedral of Saint Paul, Birmingham, Alabama

  • "Fr. Luke"

    "Fr. Luke" is a pen name for a priest writing at the blog "Priesthood from the Inside Out."

  • Mr. Roderick Hurst

    Roderick C. Hurst is a novice philosopher, a writer, poet, thinker, and a seeker of the true, beautiful, and good. He proudly hails from a small town in the Midwest. He was once called a misogynist, but it's liable to happen again.

  • Deacon George Wunderlich

    Deacon George Wunderlich is the Vice-President of Those Catholic Men Inc. Since July 2015, Deacon Wunderlich has held the position of Assistant Director of Human Formation at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Ordained in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2013, he serves at Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown, Maryland. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Letterman Institute where he specialized in historical leadership programs for the United States Armed Forces, private industry and religious organizations. He is also regularly seen on several television networks including History, H2, Military History, A&E, PBS, National Geograph...

  • Mr. James Baxter

    James Baxter is the Executive Director of Those Catholic Men, Inc. He grew up in the Promised Land: Indiana. Public schooled k-12 he rebelled against the conformity of secular culture becoming a son of the Church. He was exiled to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he studied Philosophy, Catholic Studies, and Classical Languages. He then studied Theology at St. Meinrad Archabbey. He dabbles in the game of golf, enjoys Maker’s Mark Old-Fashioneds, and is made whole by Jane Austen novels.

  • Mr. Jared Zimmerer

    Jared Zimmerer is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger, husband and father of 5 children. He is the founder of Strength for the Kingdom, a ministry promoting men's growth in virtue, knowledge of the Catholic faith, and the understanding of authentic masculinity through physical endeavors. He lives in Roanoke, TX and holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Theology with a Apologetics focus at Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he won a full scholarship on the Alumni’s New Evangelization program. He currently works at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, TX as the Director of Adult Catechesis and Evangelization an...

  • Dr. Jared Staudt

    R. Jared Staudt is the Director of Formation for the Offices of Evangelization and Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver and teaches for the Augustine Institute. He earned his BA and MA in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and his PhD in Systematic Theology from Ave Maria University in Florida. Staudt served previously as a director of religious education in two parishes, taught at the University of Mary, and served as co-editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera. He is a Benedictine oblate and author of The Beer Option (Angelico Press).  He and his wife Anne have six children.

  • Mr. Jimmy Mitchell

    Believing deeply in the power of beauty to change the world, Jimmy’s gifts of storytelling and piano-playing bring him to every corner of the world. From summer camps and corporate retreats to large-scale conferences, his greatest joy is helping others fall in love with God. He’s the host of Love Good’s popular weekly podcast, composer of film scores for countless movies that don’t exist, and a huge fan of old books. Whether he’s on stage at a youth conference in New Zealand or interviewing a GRAMMY award-winning artist in his studio, Jimmy loves nothing more than encountering the beauty of God’s love in the hearts of young people and artists.  Learn more at lovegoodculture.com.

  • Joe Stopulos

    Joe Stopulos is a co-host of “Man Up!” a weekly radio show and podcast for Iowa Catholic Radio

  • Mr. Joel Raines

    Joel Raines is married with five children, living and farming in a part of the Carolina Foothills that has been home to the Raines family since the 1780s.  He is a former law enforcement officer and vice president of R.A.I.D. Corps, Inc.  He is also a strength and conditioning coach with an emphasis in olympic-style weightlifting.  Through writing and teaching about the Faith, he hopes men are inspired to grow closer to Christ and the Church.

  • Mr. John Henry

    John Henry grew up in the Land of Promise, Indiana. Public schooled k-12 he rebelled against the conformity of secular culture becoming a son of the Church. He was exiled to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he studied Philosophy, Catholic Studies, and Classical Languages. He dabbles in the game of golf, enjoys Maker's Mark Old-Fashioneds, and is made whole by Jane Austen novels. He is currently galavanting around Europe on his Eurail pass.

  • Fr. John Nepil

    Father John Nepil grew up in Chicago just long enough to be a Cubs fan before moving to Denver, Colorado, his home of the last 22 years.  A lapsed Catholic by middle school, he led a zealous pagan lifestyle in high school, which abruptly ended his senior year with a re-conversion to the faith.  A year later, he was in seminary and after a nine-year haul through formation, a Catholic priest.  After four years of college and parish ministry, he is now pursuing graduate theological studies in Rome.  His greatest joy is when the Colorado backcountry becomes the pastoral setting of his priestly life.

  • John Tuttle

    John Tuttle is a young Catholic writer with a passion for creativity. An editor and columnist for American Watchman, his writing has also appeared on Seton Magazine Blog, The Writing Cooperative, and the Submittable Blog. He also produced the short film "The Amazing World of Insects" which won 1st place in the youth category of the 2017 SkeenaWild Film Fest. He can be reached at jptuttleb9@gmail.com.

  • Mr. John Welch

    John Welch is the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of Overt TV and OvertMagazine, a network for Catholics Young people dedicated to bringing Catholic teaching to the modern world. See their videos on Youtube.

  • Dr. Karel Sovak

    Dr. Karel Sovak is married with five children and currently serves as associate professor in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary and program director for the Management and Marketing majors. Karel is also co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Center, an incubator in the Bismarck-Mandan area designed to assist start-up businesses. His areas of expertise in teaching are in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. He currently serves as chair of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee and board member of the North Dakota Humanities Council, Bismarck-Mandan Transit, and 31:8 Project boards.

  • Leo Gallegos

    Leo Gallegos is the founder of Libertas, a Christian apparel brand and content resource for men. After almost a decade of working in the financial services and a short time at The Catholic University of America, Leo felt God was inviting him to share his love for the beauty and richness of the Faith though Libertas. Leo and his wonderful wife Liz have two young boys and another on the way and reside in the Chesapeake, VA. Leo writes and speaks on culture and faith, and the important role of fitness in cultivating a healthy body and soul to do God’s work. You can read more about Leo, view Libertas' content, and shop Libertas apparel at libertasalive.com. Follow Libertas and Leo on Instagram...

  • Mr. Marc Barnes

    Marc Barnes writes on issues of faith, philosophy and culture at (on?) his blog, BadCatholic, and has been featured in First Things Magazine, America Magazine, Razpotja, Crisis, U.S. Catholic, and some other publications he has forgotten about but hopes to remember soon for the sake of bangin’ resume (an article of clothing every Wanna-be Writer must belt across his loins to avoid being shamed by editors). He (almost) has a Masters’ degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University (they won’t give it to him until he pays his Spring Semester bill) and he currently teaches philosophy at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (where the Steelers practice, the fields are green, and th...

  • Mark Bell

    Mark Bell resides outside of Boston where he was born, raised, and currently lives with his wife and two young and energetic sons. Mark was raised Catholic but did not take it seriously until a conversion in his late 20’s. In his spare time he enjoys a good beer (especially IPA’s), spending as much time as possible outdoors, watching Boston sports teams, and waking up early enough to experience something called silence.

  • Mark Gliebe

    Mark Gliebe was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Richmond, VA, attended Benedictine College Prep and graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business.  Upon graduating, Mark commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant.  After serving 4 years as an Army Officer, Mark relocated to Nashville, TN where he married his wife, DayNa.  Mark is a life-long Catholic continuing to listen to God's will for his life, active in Fraternus as a Captain, leads young adult bible study and fellowship group in his home parish and him and his wife are active speakers on NFP in the diocesan pre-cana retreat.

  • Marty Doucette

    Marty Doucette and his wife of fifty years are residents of Indianapolis, IN. He is a consultant and a writer. He is a layman in the Catholic Church and a former Pentecostal pastor and a Presbyter of the Evangelical Orthodox Church. He was interviewed about his conversion to Christianity as a Protestant, his Orthodox priesthood and his conversion to Roman Catholicism by Marcus Grodi on the Coming Home Network. To view his conversion story, go to EWTN and search for “Marty Doucette.”

  • Mr. Matthew Rose

    Matthew B. Rose received his BA (History and English) and MA (Systematic Theology) from Christendom College. He teaches Theology and History at Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA. Matthew also runs Quidquid Est, Est!, a Catholic Q & A blog, and has contributed to various online publications. He lives with his wife and son in Falls Church, VA.

  • Mr. Max Milan

    Max Milan is a Catholic, a husband and father, a pun enthusiast, a certified nerd, and a Structural Engineer in Dallas, TX. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas, then went to Texas A&M for a Master's of Science in Structural Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys doing crossword puzzles, drinking and homebrewing beer, writing, and exploring the outdoors with his wife, their daughter, and their dog.

  • Mike Bonifas

    Mike Bonifas trains horses in West Texas. His writing has appeared in Dappled Things, Ruminate Magazine, and Pilgrim: A Journal of Catholic Experience.

  • Mr. Andrew Garofalo

    Andrew Garofalo lives in Parkland, Florida with his wife Julie and their three children. He has practiced law for seventeen years and is currently discerning a vocation to the permanent diaconate. You can find more of his work at www.saintsjourney.com.

  • Mr. Eduardo Cerdeiras

    Eduardo Cerdeiras grew up in Miami, Florida, attended a Salesian High School which inspired his curiosity toward truth, which culminated in a BA in Theology at Belmont Abbey College. He currently teaches Theology at a small Catholic high school n Florida. Cerdeiras is also the Athletic Chaplin as well as the Assistant Track and Field coach. He started and runs a club with young men at the school called “Men of Truth,” which focuses on bringing young high school men together in order to seek virtue.

  • Mr. Jeremy Vidmar

    Mr. Jeremy Vidmar lives in a little place of no consequence in southwestern North Dakota except for those fortunate enough to live there, which include his wife, three small children and a fourth on the way.  He earned his BA in philosophy at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN and an STB at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome, Italy.  He loves to build things with wood and has been known to run a full marathon without training.  He currently works as a commercial and agriculture loan officer but most of his energy is directed toward the aforementioned small children.   

  • Mr. Pat Boyden

    Pat Boyden was born and raised in the great Diocese of Peoria, where he was first exposed to the joy of being Catholic. Currently a graduate student with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, Pat teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade religion and social studies in Sacramento, California. Pat received his BA in theology from Georgetown University, where he was also the Grand Knight of Georgetown’s Knights of Columbus council. Beyond living and sharing the faith, Pat enjoys sports, the music of Sam Cooke, and science fiction/fantasy literature.

  • Mr. Patrick Whalen

    Patrick B Whalen is the Headmaster of St. Martin’s Academy, a farm-based boarding high school for boys opening in fall 2018. Patrick served on Active Duty in the Marine Corps from 2007 to 2016 and has published poetry, translations, and articles in a variety of journals and books.  He and his wife Kristi have four children and live in Fort Scott, Kansas.

  • Dr. Peter Kleponis

    Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP-C is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in General Psychology. Dr. Kleponis has over 18 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, and pornography/sexual addiction recovery. He is Certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions by The American Association of Christian Counselors' Light University, by Dr. Mark Laaser's Freedom Begins Here Program, and by Dr. Todd Bowman’s SATP program. ...

  • Mr. Phelim Brady

    Phelim Brady was born a Hoosier, baptized in "The Region", and currently lives near Philadelphia. In May of 2012 he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and in Catholic Studies. He now works with college-aged students for the realization and propagation of Catholic Culture through community living, aesthetic experience, and steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ.

  • Mr. Randy Hain

    Randy Hain is a devoted Catholic husband, father, business owner and an award-winning author. He is a popular national speaker, fluent in men’s issues, the New Evangelization, authentic business relationships, and the integration of work, life, and faith. He is the founder and president of Serviam Partners and a board member of Growing Leaders, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability and Legatus-Atlanta. He is the co-founder of the fast-growing Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine (www.integratedcatholiclife.org) and co-founder of the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference.

  • Ryan Kurrus

    Ryan Kurrus is a U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer currently teaching ROTC at the University of Richmond. Originally from Illinois, he is an Army Brat and graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in May, 2000. He is married to an incredibly patient woman, Annette, with four awesome boys who are up to every challenge. They currently reside in the Richmond, Virginia, area and are active members of St. Gabriel’s Parish. As he nears retirement from military service, Ryan and Annette are looking forward to the next chapter of service in life.

  • Fr. Ryan O'Neill

    Fr. Ryan O'Neill was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and was raised in Loveland. He graduated from Regis University in Denver, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Denver in 2012 by Bishop James Conley. He served three years as a parochial vicar in Grand and Jackson counties, and is now the parochial vicar at St. Peter's parish in Greeley, Colorado. He enjoys reading, skiing, drinking Guinness, praying, watching Broncos football, preaching, and Star Wars.

  • Mr. Sean Fitzpatrick

    Sean Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and is the headmaster of Gregory the Great Academy, a boys' boarding school in the Catholic, classical tradition in Northeast Pennsylvania. Mr. Fitzpatrick teaches courses in the Romance and mythology. His writings on education, literature, and Catholic culture have appeared in Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, the Imaginative Conservative, and Gilbert Magazine. He lives in Scranton, PA, with his wife, Sophie, and their five children.

  • Mr. Sean Mitchell

    Sean Mitchell graduated cum laude from Ave Maria University in Southwest, Florida, where he earned a BA in Psychology. At Ave Maria, Sean was the founder and President of the Wojtyla Society (Psychology Club)--the express purpose of which was to form its members to become “students of the soul and students of the person”.  Sean also participated in youth ministry with the student Faith in Action Team (FIAT). Mr. Mitchell is a convert to the Roman Catholic faith from no religious background. He has a great interest in political philosophy and free market economics, and devotes much of his free time to self-study in those areas.  Currently, Sean works in the Information Technolo...

  • Sword&Spade

    Sword&Spade answers a critical need to help form and unite men in the pursuit of wisdom, virtue, and sanctity. If you are one of those men, sign up for Sword&Spade today.

  • Thomas Connelly

    Thomas hails from South Carolina but has moved around so much that he feels like he is part Korean, part Italian, and part Mexican. He was a seminarian for many years but now works for Fraternus and is seeking the next big adventure God has in store.

  • Mr. Thomas Wurtz

    Thomas started college at the University of San Diego where he played a season of football and joined Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. He transferred his sophomore year to Benedictine College where he played rugby to stay in shape and eventually graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology. It was while at Benedictine College that Thomas was exposed to FOCUS which was a major instrument in his conversion to the Christian life. He joined FOCUS staff in 2001 and served as a missionary and Team Director at Illinois State and as Team Director at Seton Hall. After two years as Men’s Formation Coordinator and receiving his Master’s Degree from the Augustine Institute, he launched Varsity Catholic, a di...

  • Thomas Ziolkowski

    Dr. Tom Ziolkowski is a husband and father of four beautiful children with one on the way.  He lives in Rockford, Michigan.  Even though he has been a life-long Catholic, he reverted to the Faith when his oldest son, who was 5 at the time, asked him to pray the Rosary daily with him.  He enjoys spending time with family and enjoying living in West Michigan.  He is a surgeon by day.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his surgical training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force where he attained the rank of Major.

  • Mr. Tim Bennett

    Tim and his wife are living their dream with their 9 children in rural western North Carolina. Over the past twenty years, Tim has been a Marine Corps officer, public school teacher, federal employee, and government contractor.

  • Wesley Wolfe

    Residing in the beauty of western North Carolina, Wesley Wolfe finds encouragement and incentive in the magic of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wesley uses life experiences with his wife and four children to inspire and motivate his readers. An advocate of prayer and scripture digestion, Wesley enjoys attending Mass with his family, writing poetry, hiking, and guiding his children on the path of holiness and righteousness.

  • Zach Blodgett

    Zach Blodgett is a Husband to his high school sweetheart and a Father of one little guy so far. He has a passion for preserving masculinity and fighting for true Catholic values. His passion has been fueled by a lengthy Catholic upbringing and grown through amazing missions like Cursillo and Exodus90, that have greatly shaped his faith life.