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John Allen

John Allen

John Allen is associate editor of the Boston Globe and Crux, the Globe’s website covering Catholicism. He is a senior Vatican analyst for CNN, and was a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter for 16 years. He’s the author of 10 books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, and is also a popular speaker on Catholicism and the papacy in the United States and internationally. His newest books include Against the Tide: The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis and The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution.

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Dr. Bennett Annan

Dr. Bennett Annan

Dr. Bennett Annan is a Counseling Psychologist at the Porter Ranch Medical Center. He holds a doctorate degree, Ed.D., and a master’s degree in psychology. Dr. Annan is also a certified anger management specialist, CAMS of the National Anger Management Association, NAMA. Dr. Annan deals with the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with various psychological problems, and couples with family difficulties.

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Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is one of three new Auxiliary Bishops of Los Angeles, the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America (1982) and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris (1992). He has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN and EWTN. His website, WordOnFire.org, has reached over 3.8 million people and his weekly YouTube videos have been viewed over nine million times. Bishop Barron has joined the board of University Series Foundation, Inc.

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Mary Rose Betten

Mary Rose Betten

Mary Rose Betten is a playwright, poet, retired character actress, three time Clio award-winner for her comedic work in TV commercials, and author of the one of a kind book of poems on acting, Finding Your Best Angle: Give This To An Actor. She is the recipient of the Carol Doering 2011 award from Women's Artistic Network and is the reading coach for A Room of Her Own Foundation.

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Paul Brogan

Paul Brogan

Paul Brogan is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Encino. He teaches in the Psychology Department at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. His teaching includes Loss and Grief, Trauma, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Bullying and Truancy, Spousal Abuse and Child Development. Originally from Ireland, he has completed graduate studies in theology, psychology and holistic development. His website is StrongerDayByDay.com.

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Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock serves in several of St. Julie Billiarts ministries, including choir, Eucharistic minister, lector, pastoral council and the Knights of Columbus. He assists Fr. Paul Hruby in the CATHOLICISM Adult Formation Program.

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Sally Carpenter

Sally Carpenter

Sally Carpenter writes the "Roots of Faith" column for The Acorn newspapers. She earned a M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has short stories published in two mystery anthologies and wrote the four novels of the award-nominated Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol cozy mystery series. She serves as a lector at Holy Cross Parish.

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Deacon Jim Carper

Deacon James Carper

Deacon Jim Carper is a recognized authority in Catholic stewardship and an experienced leader in building support for faith-based organizations. His weekly blog, 90-Second Stewardship, describes faith and hope in our busy lives. Ordained in 2012, he serves as Director of Marketing and Development at Holy Name of Jesus School in South-Central Los Angeles.

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Elias Chavando

Elías Chavando

Elías Chavando is an entrepreneur and expert in social and digital media, and a business speaker at lectures and seminars around the world. Elias uses his knowledge of marketing and the digital world to illustrate how to implement the new evangelization and to be a proud and fearless Catholic. He is a member of the team of speakers of WhyCatholic.com.

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Father Jim Clarke

Father Jim Clarke

Father Jim Clarke is Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John's Seminary, Chair of the Spirituality Commission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Associate Spiritual Director at the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for Priests. He received his master's in divinity from St. John's Seminary, his master's in counseling from Trinity College of Graduate Studies, and his master's in religious education from Fordham University. He also received his Ph.D. in mythology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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Dr. Travis Cooper

Dr. Travis Cooper

Dr. Travis Cooper is a professor at Thomas Aquinas College, where he has taught philosophy, theology, Latin, and literature. He did his undergraduate work at The College of St. Thomas More and his graduate work in philosophy at The Catholic University of America, specializing in medieval philosophy.

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Monsignor Craig Cox

Monsignor Craig Cox

Monsignor Craig Cox is Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Santa Clarita. He previously served as head of St. John’s Seminary and as Vicar for Clergy. He holds doctorates in ministry and canon law, and served for many years in Tribunal ministry applying the Church’s teaching to issues of divorce and remarriage.

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Adam Cross

Adam Cross

Adam Cross is Youth Minister at St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley and works as a therapist intern through Stillpoint Family Resources. Adam holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and has worked with perpetrators of domestic violence for several years.

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Dr. Janice Daurio

Dr. Janice Daurio

Dr. Janice Daurio a retired professor of philosophy at Moorpark College, now teaches at St. John’s Seminary. She is a parishioner at Padre Serra Parish and is married to theology professor Dr. Paul Ford of St. John’s Seminary. Janice and Paul are Benedictine oblates of St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo.

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Glenn Dickinson

Glenn Dickinson

Glenn Dickinson is an attorney in private practice. He earned degrees in journalism and philosophy from the University of Maryland and briefly worked on the national desk of the Washington Post before attending law school. He served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Ruggero Aldisert of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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Deacon Dick and Franca Dornan

Dick and Franca Dornan

Dick and Franca Dornan served at St. Jude the Apostle Parish for more than 30 years. Dick worked in Baptism Catechesis, RCIA, Detention, and Ministry to the Homebound. Franca, a former kindergarten teacher, is the author of Mary, A Woman in Love, available through Amazon.

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Father Tom Elewaut

Father Tom Elewaut

Father Tom Elewaut was ordained in 1986, and has spent a total of 30 years in secondary education at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria and Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara. He came to Ventura in March 2011, as pastor of San Buenaventura Mission.

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Dr. Jazmir Fajardo

Dr. Jazmir Fajardo

Dr. Jazmir Fajardo is Professor of Anatomy and Human Physiology and Head of the Department of Biology at Moorpark College. She has taught and advised the “first generation of college students” to succeed in college and graduate. Dr. Fajardo is also the coordinator of the RCIA program (for adults who want to be Catholic) at St. Paschal Baylon.

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Dr. Mark F. Fischer

Dr. Mark F. Fischer

Dr. Mark F. Fischer directs the Master of Arts program at St. John’s Seminary, and served the seminary as Professor of Theology for more than 25 years. He has published several books in pastoral and systematic theology and is currently a member of the board of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

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Dr. Paul Ford

Dr. Paul Ford

Dr. Paul Ford is Professor of Systematic Theology and Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from St. John’s, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Paul was a Benedictine monk at St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, for five years. He is an internationally recognized authority on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis.

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Father James Fryar

Father James Fryar

Father James Fryar was born in Australia, entered a Franciscan Monastery in Mexico, completed his degree in Philosophy at the Seminario Conciliar de Mexico, joined the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, completed Theology studies at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and was ordained in 2004. In 2014 Archbishop Gomez assigned him to establish a parish for the Fraternity in Los Angeles.

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Sister Gretchen Hailer

Sister Gretchen Hailer

Sister Gretchen Hailer is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. She is part of the Archdiocesan Bereavement Training Team and volunteers for TrinityCare Hospice. Gretchen also has written a number of resources for ministry, including Making a Place for Others: The Ministry of Hospitality available in English and Spanish.

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Father Dave Heney

Father Dave Heney

Father Dave Heney is Pastor of St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier. Ordained in 1978, he holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from USC. He is the author of Don’t Tell Me What to Do!, a book on modern moral issues, and a leader of an annual archaeological Holy Land tour since 2006. In 2002, he founded The University Series and serves on its board of directors.

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Father Gregorio Hidalgo

Father Gregorio Hidalgo

Father Gregorio Hidalgo is associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima parish. Born near Toledo, Spain, he explored the world and taught for 16 years in various countries, and for the last 13 in Los Angeles. He was ordained in June 2016, moved by the funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II and the sentence “Do not be afraid.”

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Deacon Don Huntley

Deacon Don Huntley

Deacon Don Huntley is a pastoral associate at Our Lady of the Assumption parish, and assistant principal at St. Bonaventure High School. Don received his B.A. of Liberal Arts from St. Joh’s Seminary and M.A. in Private School Administration from USF. He has been in Catholic education for 33 years and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for five years.

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Father Leon Hutton

Father Leon Hutton

Father Leon Hutton is Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Ordained in 1980 from St. John’s Seminary, Fr. Leon received further studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in the field of American Catholic History. He served 20 years as Church History Professor at St. John’s.

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Father Felix Just

Father Felix Just

Father Felix Just is President and Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Yale University, and taught at Loyola Marymount University, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University. He is webmaster for the Catholic Biblical Association of America , and maintains his own internationally recognized website of Catholic Resources.

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Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Dr. Christopher Kaczor is a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kaczor is a former Fellow at the University of Cologne and Princeton University. He authored twelve books and has been featured in major newspapers and television programs. Learn more about Dr. Kaczor on his Web site.

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Chris Knabenshue

Chris Knabenshue

Chris Knabenshue makes difficult religious concepts easy to understand for youth and adult audiences. He has spoken internationally on the Crucifixion and the Shroud of Turin. He worked as the Youth Minister at Our Lady of Grace (Encino), and as a theology teacher and theology department chair at Crespi Carmelite High School. He is the Campus Minister at Crespi.

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Donnie Knips

Donnie Knips

Donnie Knips was his graduating class’s commencement speaker at UCLA. However, like many, Donnie lost his faith. When introduced to Bill Moran, the founder of WhyCatholic.com, Donnie began a journey back to the Catholic Church. Donnie’s reversion story is one that appeals to all young adults struggling with their faith and offers parents practical ideas to help their children.

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Rabbi Michael Lotker

Rabbi Michael Lotker

Rabbi Michael Lotker is a physicist who worked in wind, solar and geothermal energy. In 2003, he was ordained a rabbi at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, where he also received his Master of Hebrew Letters degree. He is Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo, and the Community Rabbi for the Jewish Federation of Ventura County.

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Father John Love

Father John Love

Father John Love is pastor of St. Mark’s University Parish in Isla Vista, serving the students and faculty of UCSB. He holds a D.Min. in Moral Formation from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Fr. Love is also chaplain at the 146th Air Wing of the California Air National Guard.

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Father Bill Lowe

Father Bill Lowe

Father Bill Lowe was an Episcopal parish priest for 36 years and in 2007 ordained as a married Catholic priest. He holds theology degrees from Ripon College Cuddesdon (Oxford), Harvard Divinity School, and St. John’s University. He is currently Catholic Chaplain at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, where his wife, Linda, is also a staff chaplain.

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Linda Lowe

Linda Lowe

Linda Lowe is a founding member of the Ventura County Interfaith Community, which promotes open dialogue and understanding among various religious traditions. She is an associate chaplain at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo. She is married to Fr. Bill Lowe, a pastoral provision Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Alice MacDonald

Alice MacDonald

Alice MacDonald was a founding member of Santa Barbara’s Institute for Adult Spirituality, and served as coordinator of the Word and Life community. She holds a graduate degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University. Alice has served St. Raphael’s Parish as a teacher in the Religious Education Program and as a lector and Eucharistic Minister.

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Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald is coordinator of Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. She served in parish and diocesan ministry for 19 years, including as Coordinator of Youth Ministry and then Director of Religious Education at St. Julie Billiart Parish. She is a Master Catechist, and Director of Camp Big Deal and the Santa Barbara SAW youth retreat.

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Joe Melendrez

Joe Melendrez

Joe Melendrez offers spiritual retreats, Christian rap, and food for the hungry. His music albums Rosary Rap and the Scripture-inspired Fully Alive draw the listener into meditation to know and love Christ as Mary did, and to live fully alive in Christ. Joe holds a B.A. in Religious Studies. He is Asst. Director of Campus Ministry at Chaminade High School.

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Bill Moran

Bill Moran

Bill Moran is an entrepreneur, student and the founder of WhyCatholic.com. Bill’s study of our Christian faith, his personal story of transformation, and his common sense style excite and inspire people of all backgrounds. Bill speaks at small and large groups in parishes and business groups.

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Father Patrick Mullen

Father Patrick Mullen

Father Patrick Mullen is pastor of Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, New Testament professor at St. John’s seminary (since 1999) and annual presenter at the Religious Education Congress as well as conferences from Detroit to Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Dining with Pharisees (2004) and Sacred Scripture, a high school upper division text book (2013) from Ave Maria Press.

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Father Bill Nicholas

Father Bill Nicholas

Father Bill Nicholas is associate pastor at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier. He was ordained in June, 2001 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, after completing studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, with a masters in Theology, a M.Div. and a bachelor’s in Sacred Theology. He recently completed his MBA.

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Betty Odello

Betty Odello

Betty Odello volunteers as President of Scholl Bioethics Institute and sits on the L.A. Archdiocese Life, Justice, and Peace Commission, as well as other forums. She recently served as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at L.A. Pierce College. Before switching to academics, Betty served over 40 years in nursing.

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Steve Picard

Steve Picard

Steve Picard is a member of the Catholic Bible Institute team and assists in the training of parish bible study facilitators for the LA Archdiocese. He coordinated the scripture study program at St. Jerome Parish in Westchester for 15 years. He holds certification from the Catholic Bible Institute, a 3-year formation program administered by the Archdiocese and Loyola Marymount University.

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Bob Pisapia

Bob Pisapia

Bob Pisapia is a retired executive and currently works on archeological excavations in California, New Mexico and Utah, publishing articles on Hopi and Zuni art. He has extensively researched early Christian art. He holds undergraduate degrees in Personnel Management and Industrial Psychology from Baruch University and a degree in Finance from California State University.

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Father Chris Ponnet

Father Chris Ponnet

Father Chris Ponnet is Director of Spiritual Care at LAC USC Medical Center and Medical Ethics Committee member, is Director of the Archdiocese HIV/AIDS Ministry, and Archdiocese Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons. Father Chris is an interfaith Board Certified Chaplain. He holds an M.A. in theology and a M.Div.

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Dr. Ross Porter

Dr. Ross Porter

Dr. Ross Porter serves as the Executive Director of Stillpoint Family Resources and the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Parish. He earned his B.A. degree from U.C.S.B., and his M.Div. (Theology) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has taught at high school, college, and graduate levels, and has authored seven books.

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Sister Edith Prendergast

Sister Edith Prendergast

Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC is the former Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education for Los Angeles. Sister Edith holds a master’s in theology from Boston College and a doctorate in ministry from Claremont School of Theology. An engaging speaker, workshop presenter and retreat director at the local and national levels, Sister Edith covers her subject well with humor, spirituality, and soft-spoken understanding.

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Sister Carol Quinlivan

Sister Carol Quinlivan

Sister Carol Quinlivan, PhD, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and spiritual and retreat director. She received her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute focusing on Celtic Spirituality through the lens of Jungian psychology. She is a professor at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles and Retreat Director at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu.

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Father Marc Reeves, S.J.

Father Marc Reeves, S.J.

Father Marc Reeves, S.J. is Loyola Marymount University’s Associate Director of Campus Ministry, Director of Catholic Studies, and Lecturer in the Theological Studies department. Father Marc holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Boston College and a Doctorate in Ministry from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

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Deacon Guillermo Rodriguez

Deacon Guillermo Rodriguez

Deacon Guillermo Rodriguez serves in the Hispanic ministry at St. Paschal Baylon. Ordained in 2011, he has served in restorative justice, youth groups, RCIA, religious education, charismatic renewal, the Conejo Valley Interfaith Council, and several others. Memo and his wife, Liliana, are facilitators for the Diaconate Formation Program for the Archdiocese.

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Father Marinello Saguin

Father Marinello Saguin

Father Marinello Saguin is associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita. Prior to his ordination in May 2015, he completed philosophical and theological studies at Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, OR, and served at St. Mary Magdalen in Camarillo.

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St. Paschal Respect Life Ministry

St. Paschal Respect Life Ministry

St. Paschal Respect Life Ministry serves God by building a culture of life and promoting human dignity from the moment of conception to natural death. They proclaim the Gospel of Life through prayer, education, pastoral care, and courageous public policy advocacy.

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Barrie Schwortz

Barrie Schwortz

Barrie Schwortz is editor and founder of the Shroud of Turin Web site, the most extensive Shroud resource on the Internet, with ten million visitors from 160 countries. A member of the 1978 scientific Shroud examination team, he co-authored The Turin Shroud: The Illustrated Evidence, and has appeared on every major broadcast and cable television network. He continues to participate in Shroud research with experts around the world.

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Dr. David Shaffer

Dr. David Shaffer

Dr. David Shaffer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a speaker on a host of topics including marriage and family issues, sacred scripture, theology, and the integration of psychology and faith. He has a M.Div from St. John’s Seminary and a master’s in Marriage Family Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s.

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Dr. William Shaules

Dr. William Shaules

Dr. William Shaules has a B.A. in Spanish Literature, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Mount St. Marys College, a M.Div and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary. He presently teaches in the Diaconate Formation Program for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as teaching courses in theological studies at Loyola Marymount University.

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Father Joe Shea

Father Joe Shea

Father Joe Shea is pastor of St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley. Ordained in 1978, he served as an associate pastor at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Los Angeles and St. John Vianney in Hacienda Heights. He served six years as Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and 13 years as administrator and pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community in Glendale.

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Joe Sikorra

Joe Sikorra

Joe Sikorra is a former actor, stuntman and police officer. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and current host of the popular Joe Sikorra Radio Show on Immaculate Heart Radio (93 AM). His two-hour show airs five days a week on 33 stations throughout the Western United States from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Father Alexi Smith

Father Alexi Smith

Father Alexi Smith has served as the ecumenical and inter-religious officer of the Archdiocese since 2000. A past president of the inter-religious council of Southern California, he is a recipient of The Valley Interfaith Council’s prestigious Religious Leadership Award. He currently serves on the Southern California Ecumenical Council.

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Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher

Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher

Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher is a Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University and appears frequently on the Discovery and History channels. He holds a master’s degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Indiana) and a Ph.D degree from Oxford University, England. His textbook, Sacred Scripture: A Catholic Study of God's Word, co-written with Father Patrick Mullen, was published in 2013. His newest book, Micah: A Commentary, was published in 2015.

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Suzette Sornborger

Suzette Sornborger

Suzette Sornborger is Director of Youth Faith Formation at St. Monica Catholic Community. She holds an MS in Pastoral Theology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master Catechist certificate from the Archdiocese. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Graduate Theology Department at LMU. She sings with Legacy, a semi-professional choir, in her spare time.

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Maritza Tamburro

Maritza Tamburro

Maritza Tamburro holds bachelors degrees in Theology and Psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She has spent twenty years in ministry to children, young adults, and married couples, and her subjects have included prayer, Marian devotion, and Theology of the Body.

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Father Steve Thoma

Father Steve Thoma

Father Steve Thoma teaches the craft of Catholic preaching at St. John’s Seminary. In his years of ministry, he has served two parishes, was chaplain/teacher at a high school, director of formation for the Congregation of the Resurrection, and adjunct professor at Kenrick Seminary and Aquinas Institute of Technology in St. Louis, Missouri. Fr. Thoma earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Aquinas Institute.

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Sister Rose Marie Tulacz

Sister Rose Marie Tulacz

Sister Rose Marie Tulacz, SND, holds an MA in Pastoral Theology and Ministry from Boston College School of Theology and graduate work in Spiritual Direction from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her ministry includes retreats, talks, family catechesis, faith formation, and parish missions. Her liturgical and fine art photography specializes in spiritual and humanitarian outreach.

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Father Albert van der Woerd

Father Albert van der Woerd

Father Albert van der Woerd came to the U.S. after a career as a youth minister and religious brother in the Netherlands, and was ordained for Los Angeles in 2016. He holds B.A., M.A., and M.Div degrees. From his experience in a secularized Europe, he brings some out-of-the-box renewal strategies to California.

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Michael Van Hecke

Michael Van Hecke

Michael Van Hecke is Headmaster at St. Augustine Academy. He holds an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. He is president and founder of The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, and president and publisher of the Catholic Textbook project that provides history texts specifically for Catholic schools. Last year he served as a delegate to the Vatican’s World Congress on Education.

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Anne Vanoni

Anne Vanoni

Anne Vanoni is a spiritual companion and graduate of the Loyola Marymount certificate program. She began giving classes on the spirituality of Thomas Merton through his “Bridges to Contemplative Living Series” after a visit to Gethsemane, the Kentucky monastery where Merton lived. She has taught her Merton series for 9 years.

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Facultad de Clases en Español

Elias Chavando

Elías Chavando

Elías Chavando Considerado como uno de los mejores y mas dinámicos presentadores en la serie regresa este año por aclamación popular. Elias es un empresario y experto en medios sociales y digitales. Fue fundador de Radiovisa, Radio Formula Network, y director de Autotrader.com, fundador de Reagan.com y su nueva empresa Rntus.com. Elias es también un presentador de negocios de nivel internacional y ha impartido conferencias y seminarios alrededor del mundo. Elias utiliza sus conocimientos de mercadotecnia y el mundo digital para ilustrar como implementar la nueva evangelización y ser un católico orgulloso y sin miedo. Es miembro del equipo de conferenciantes de WhyCatholic.com.

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Rosario Gonzalez

Rosario Gonzalez

Rosario Gonzalez recibió su licenciatura en sociología de UCSB y la certificación de Liturgia Avanzada de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Su conocimiento avanzado de la catequesis y la liturgia católica le han dado la oportunidad de ser instructora para el proceso de RICA y de ser invitada como intérprete en diversos eventos de la Arquidiócesis. Actualmente, Rosario y su esposo están encargados del Ministerio Hispano de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

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El Padre Toribio Gutierrez

El Padre Toribio Gutiérrez

El Padre Toribio Gutiérrez nació y creció en Jalostotitlán Jalisco México. Fue ordenado sacerdote misionero Vicentino en 2008 trabajó cinco años en la Pastoral Vocacional, tiene un Bachillerato Pontificio por la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Ha sido asignado a la parroquia de San Pascual Baylon como asistente del párroco en septiembre de 2014.

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El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo

El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo

El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo es pastor asociado en la parroquia de Santa Rosa de Lima. Nació cerca de Toledo, España, exploró el mundo y enseñó durante 16 años en varios países, y en los últimos 13 en Los Ángeles. Fue ordenado en junio de 2016, movido por la misa fúnebre del Papa Juan Pablo II y la frase “No tengas miedo”.

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Ramona Meza

Ramona Meza

Ramona Meza has Maestra de Catequistas por 16 años, tiene experiencia en retiros de catequistas, padres de familia y jovenes y en preparación espiritual en tiempos litúrgicos. Conferencista en Congresos Regionales. Miembro del comité del Congreso de Educación Religiosa de Anaheim, del Consejo Hispano de cursos avanzados y del Equipo Arquidiocesano de Catequesis Elemental.

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Karyme Lozano

Karyme Lozano

Karyme Lozano es una estrella de televisión de nivel internacional. Sus exitosas telenovelas, entre las que se encuentran El Manantial y Niña Amada Mia, han sido transmitidas en numerosos países de todos los continentes y han sido disfrutados por más de 100 millones de personas. Karyme también fue coestrella de la película Cristiada (For Greater Glory) como la madre del Beato José Luis Sánchez del Río. Karyme trabaja con el Centro Médico Guadalupe en Los Ángeles como activista pro-vida. Karyme es una presentadora muy inspiradora con un cautivador testimonio de vida.

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María del Carmen Morga Navarro

María del Carmen Morga Navarro

María del Carmen Morga Navarro graduada de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Tiene 22 años de experiencia como Psicoterapeuta Transpersonal, maestria en terapia Gestalt en “Integro”, especialidad en trabajo Sistemico de Constelaciones Familiares, y en Psicodrama y Bienergetica.

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Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez

Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez

Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez fue ordenado al diaconado permanente en el año 2011. Actualmente participa en el Ministerio Hispano en St. Paschal Baylon en Thousand Oaks. Ha participado en ministerios como Justicia Restaurativa, Grupos Juveniles, RICA, Educación Religiosa, la Renovación Carismática, el Consejo Interreligioso de Conejo Valley, entre otros. Memo y su esposa Liliana son facilitadores para el tercer año del Programa de Formación para el Diaconado. Memo trabaja como Arquitecto de Aplicaciones de Software para una compañía local en Westlake Village.

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Los Trovadores de OLA

Los Trovadores de OLA

Los Trovadores de OLA Niños y jóvenes actores del Ministerio Hispano de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción en Ventura. Incorporan tradiciones Católicas y culturales en sus presentaciones. Bajo la dirección de Rosario Gonzalez, su misión es promover la oración y el agradecimiento a Jesús por el gran regalo que nos ha dado en su nacimiento, su caminar con nosotros, su muerte y resurrección.

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Faith in Music Performers

Lynn Rd.

Lynn Rd.

Lynn Rd., a contemporary Christian group out of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks, writes and sings their own unique brand of popular spiritual music that touches the hearts of audiences everywhere. The group combines Kevin Stoller, a veteran composer and arranger for television and film, with the lyrical and vocal talents of Jana Bellan, Jody Bruno and Georgina Cebrero.

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