The Authors (English)

Father Robert Barron
Father Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and also is the founder of Word On Fire.
He received his Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC in 1982 and his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique in 1992. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1986 and has been a professor of systematic theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary since 1992. He was visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2007. He was also twice scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican. Fr. Barron lectures extensively in the United States and abroad. His numerous books and essays serve as critical educational and inspirational tools for seminarians, priests, parishioners and young people worldwide. His published works are also central to the numerous retreats, workshop and talks that he leads around the country. 

Peter Kreeft
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 63 books.

Randy Hain
Randy Hain is a devoted family man, business leader, writer and a passionate advocate for our Faith. He converted to the Catholic Church along with his wife in 2006. He is involved in a number of ministries and groups whose mission is to promote a “unity of life,” centered in Christ, that will help Catholic men and women integrate faith, family and work. He leads the St. Peter Chanel Business Association, the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Business Conference and has been a Eucharistic Adoration Guardian for over 2 years. He sits on the boards of Growing Leaders, the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University, Ethikos, the Atlanta Leadership Symposium and TROVE. Randy writes extensively about leadership and his faith experiences and has had over 50 articles published in the last four years. He is currently authoring a book for Liguori Publications on the subject of being Catholic in the workplace due to be published in early 2012. He has been happily married for 16 years and he and his wife have 2 sons. He is the Business Manager and Senior Editor for The Integrated Catholic Life which he co-founded with Deacon Mike Bickerstaff in 2010.

Mother Angelica
After entering in 1944 the Adoration Monastery of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at Saint Paul's Shrine in Cleveland, Mother Angelica was invested as Poor Clare nun. On May 20th 1962, she established a monastery called 'Our lady of Angels Monastery' in Irondale, Alabama. By 1976, Angelica had written 50 booklets and numerous audio cassette tapes.
After working for TV channels such as CBN, WCPX, by 1980, she started Eternal World Television Network (ETWN) from the garage of the monastery.
Mother Angelica remains relevant to people because they can't turn away from her directness, her passion and her lovable humor. Much like Pope John Paul II or Mother Teresa, Mother Angelica has touched people by her witness. But unlike those iconic figures, Mother comes into people's homes each day. For decades she has brought them hope in those moments of despair or confusion, and that leaves an incredible impact. She is truly a spiritual mother to millions. She used to say, "If you have two legs and you're breathing, you're called to holiness, sweetheart." And people believed her. She didn't teach theology, she taught people to be more like her Spouse.
Mother Angelica is the first woman, never mind nun, in the history of broadcasting to found a nonprofit cable network, and the only religious to ever do so. The Eternal Word Television Network is now seen in more than 140 million households around the world, heard on over 100 AM/FM stations in the United States, on its own shortwave radio network, and on a stand-alone Sirius channel.
Mother says: "Never put a lid on God. …Your plans, your projects, your dreams always have to be bigger than you are so God has room to operate. Nothing is too much for the Lord to do, accent on the 'the Lord!'"

Michael D. O’Brien
Michael D. O’Brien is the former editor of the Catholic family magazine, Nazareth Journal. He is also the author of several books, including his seven volume series of novels published by Ignatius Press, notably the best-selling Father Elijah. For more than thirty years he has been a professional artist.
Michael's most recent novel is Sophia House, the sixth novel in the acclaimed Children of the Last Days series. It is a prequel to Father Elijah.
Michael and his wife Sheila have six children. He writes and paints full-time at his home near Combermere, Ontario. His paintings and published articles can be seen at his gallery website:

Edward Sri
Dr. Edward Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two Catholic best-selling books, including The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries (Servant) and The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions About the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (Ascension Press) (coauthored with Mark Shea). He also is the author of Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship (Emmaus Road) and Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture (Servant) and a co-author of our popular apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason. Edward is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics and the Catholic faith. He serves as a visiting professor at Benedictine College, where he taught full-time for nine years. Edward holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He now resides with his wife Elizabeth and their children in Littleton, Colorado.

Fr. Larry Richards
A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher and retreat master, Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks and presentations, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners worldwide.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he attended the college seminary at Gannon University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1983. He continued his studies at the major seminary at St. Vincent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1987. Ordained to the priesthood in 1989, Fr. Larry Richards serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. He is also the Spiritual Director of the TEC (To Encounter Christ) Retreat Program for the Diocese.
Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ. For more information on the foundation, go to: