The authors featured on this site (and the accompanying app) were selected for their thoughtful commentary on issues pertaining to Catholic social teaching.
Their inclusion here in no way implies an affiliation with or connection to EPPC unless otherwise stated.
Allen Ottaro lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and is the national coordinator of MAGIS Kenya.
Dr. Abela is the Dean of the School of Business & Economics and Associate Professor of Marketing at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC.
Andrew M. Haines is the Editor of Ethika Politika and a PhD candidate in philosophy at The Catholic University of America.
Dr. Anthony Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College.
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is the archbishop of Philadelphia.
Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez in the Archbishop of Los Angeles.
Most Rev. Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon, France, is a noted writer and speaker on the relationship between church and state, and formerly served in the diplomatic service of the Vatican.
Austin Ruse has headed the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) since shortly after its creation in the summer of 1997. Mr. Ruse has held the title of President since 2000.
Avery Robert Dulles, S.J. (1918 - 2008) was a Jesuit priest, theologian, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and served as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University from 1988 until his death in 2008.
His Excellency, Bishop James D. Conley, was appointed as the bishop of the Lincoln Diocese in Nebraska by Pope Benedict XVI on Sept. 14, 2012.
Dr. Brian Engelland is professor of marketing at the Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics.
Brian Jones is pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His writing has appeared in the New Blackfriars Journal, The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Catholic World Report and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.
Dr. Pakaluk is Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Ave Maria University in Florida. Her research is concerned broadly with the analytical study of gender, family, and reproductive dynamics.
Catholic World News (CWN) is an independent Catholic news service staffed by lay Catholic journalists. We are dedicated to providing accurate world news, written from a distinctively Catholic perspective.
David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of three books.
Donald Devine is senior scholar at the Fund for American Studies, the author of America’s Way Back: Reconciling Freedom, Tradition and Constitution, and was Ronald Reagan’s director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during his first term.
Dr. Don J. Briel is Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies.
Doug King is Visiting Professor of Building Physics at University of Bath in the UK.
Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Theology-Philosophy, University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne, IN) and author of Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy (University of Notre Dame, 2011).
Father Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington. He is pastor of Saint Michael the Archangel Church in Annandale, Virginia.
Cardinal George is the Archbishop of Chicago and president emeritus of the USCCB.
Opus Dei Father C. John McCloskey is a Church historian and research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington.
Father I. Michael Bellafiore is a Jesuit priest and instructor in theology at The University of Scranton.
Father James V. Schall, a Jesuit, is a world-renowned philosopher, author, and speaker. He taught political philosophy at Georgetown University for many years.
Father Maciej Zięba, O.P., was a close associate of Pope John Paul II and a strong activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement in the Communist era.
Father de Souza is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ont., where he serves as chaplain for Newman House, the Catholic chaplaincy at Queen's University.
Father Neuhaus (1936-2009) was a priest, a Catholic intellectual, and the founder of the journal First Things.
Father Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire (www.WordOnFire.org), which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P., entered the Order of Preachers in 2003. His research and teaching have focused particularly on topics related to Thomistic metaphysics and Christology as well as Roman Catholic-Reformed ecumenical dialogue.
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
Gerald J. Russello is a Fellow of the Chesterton Institute at Seton Hall University and editor of The University Bookman. He is also the editor of a forthcoming edition of Christopher Dawson’s Religion and Culture from Catholic University of America Press.
Gerard V. Bradley, a noted scholar in the fields of constitutional law as well as law and religion, joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School as a professor in 1992, having taught at the University of Illinois from 1983 to 1992.
Mr. Mehan, a prolific writer and prominent environmental thought leader, is the former head of U.S. EPA's Water Office. He serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and serves on various boards, including the Potomac Conservancy, U.S. Water Alliance, and Great Lakes Observing System.
Dr. Arkes is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and Edward Ney Professor in American Institutions at Amherst College.
Hilary White is a writer for LifeSiteNews.com.
James C. Capretta, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health-care and entitlement reform, U.S. fiscal policy, and global population aging.
James Kalb is a lawyer, independent scholar, and Catholic convert who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
James R. Rogers is associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University.
J. J. Ziegler writes from North Carolina.
J.L. Liedl is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in political science and was an editor of The Irish Rover, Notre Dame's independent student newspaper. He lives and works as a journalist in Washington, D.C.
John Jalsevac lives in Lakefield, Ontario with his wife and three children, where he brews beer, makes cheese, sings songs and writes stories in his free time, and works as the managing editor of LifeSiteNews.com the rest of the time.
John V. Gerardi is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. He is currently working as an attorney in Springfield, MA and writes on topics relating to law, politics, philosophy, ethics and Catholicism.
Joseph Bottum, a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, is a bestselling essayist and author of numerous works of poetry and fiction.
Joseph R. Wood, a retired Air Force colonel, was a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. from 2008 until 2012 and worked at BAE Systems, Inc. from 2011 until 2012. From 2005 until 2008, he was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, with responsibility for all policy involving Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and defense issues.
Mark Tooley is President of the Institute on Religion & Democracy. He is the author of "Taking Back The United Methodist Church", published in 2008, and "Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century".
Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University and President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. She is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Michael Matheson Miller is Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute. With some ten years of international experience, Miller has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He lectures internationally on such themes as moral philosophy, economic development, and social theory, and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent guest on radio and has been published in the Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, and Real Clear Politics.
Michael Novak, retired George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy from the American Enterprise Institute, is an author, philosopher, and theologian. Michael Novak resides in Ave Maria, Florida as a trustee and visiting professor at Ave Maria University.
Michael Sean Winters is the author of "Left at the Altar: How the Democrats Lost the Catholics" and "How the Catholics Can Save the Democrats".
Nathaniel Peters is a doctoral student in historical theology at Boston College. He studied linguistics, Latin, and French at Swarthmore College and later received his M.T.S. in historical theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is working on a dissertation on the Trinitarian dimensions of medieval Eucharistic theology under Boyd Taylor Coolman. He has published numerous book reviews and articles in journals including America, Commonweal, First Things, and Books & Culture. Nathaniel also sings in the Choir of St. Paul’s, Harvard Square. (From www.bc.edu)
Nathan Oppman is Student Intern and Lectures Coordinator for the Family Research Council.
Dr. Nathan Schlueter is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hillsdale College, where he teaches courses in literature, politics and philosophy.
Dr. Patrick Deneen is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the Ethika Politika editorial board.
Pope Paul VI, born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, was the head of the Catholic Church from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978.
Cardinal Sarah is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. In 1979, he was made Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea, at the age of 34. From 2010-2014, he served as President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum.”
Robert Christian is the editor of Millennial, a PhD candidate in politics at The Catholic University of America, and a graduate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
Dr. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Robert Royal is the founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org).
Ross Douthat is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times . He is the author of “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics,” and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.
Dr. Hittinger is the Warren Professor of Catholic Studies and Research Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of A Critique of the New Natural Law Theory and The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.
Ryan T. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
Ryan Mayer and his family live in a small town outside of Rome while he pursues a licentiate in bioethics from a Pontifical school in Rome. When not on sabbatical, Ryan is a theology teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he moderates the Respect Life Club and teaches courses in bioethics, apologetics, and moral theology.
Ryan Shinkel is a student at the University of Michigan where he majors in Philosophy and Creative Writing and Literature.
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford, where he worked under the supervision of Professor John Finnis.
Dr. Schneck is an Associate Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies where his research is in the field of political philosophy, with special emphases on 18th century American political thought and on contemporary continental political theory.
Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. White’s work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues.
Teresa Swenson, daughter of Italian immigrants, is an ESL adjunct at SLCC and GED in Spanish coordinator at St. Therese Catholic Church in Midvale.
Thomas Storck writes regularly on the intersection of Catholic social teaching and contemporary culture.
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009.
T.J. Whittle is a research assistant at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is the episcopal conference of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America.
Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at The University of Notre Dame.
Wendy P. Warcholik is a research fellow at The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and blogs at Ph.D Mom Dropout. She formerly served as an economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, and was the chief forecasting economist for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services.
Cardinal Levada is Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
William Doino Jr. is a contributor to Inside the Vatican magazine, among many other publications, and writes often about religion, history and politics. He contributed an extensive bibliography of works on Pius XII to The Pius War: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII.