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Advisory Board

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl

Cardinal Wuerl is chair of the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Chair of the board of directors for the National Catholic Educational Assoc. He is most widely known for the nationally syndicated program The Teaching of Christ and for his best-selling catechism of the same name. Cardinal Wuerl is also chancellor of The Catholic University of America.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

Archbishop Gregory has served as President and Vice President of the USCCB. He served on the NCCB Executive and Administrative Committees, Administrative Board, and Committee on Doctrine, and on the U.S. Catholic Conference Committee on International Policy.

Bishop Richard Joseph Malone

Bishop Richard Joseph Malone is the 11th Bishop of Portland, Maine. He was born in Salem, MA and graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers. He studied at Cardinal O’Connell Seminary in Jamaica Plain and graduated from St. John Seminary, Boston with a bachelor’s in Philosophy, a bachelor’s in Divinity and a master’s in Theology. He has a Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.) at Boston University and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Bishop Malone chairs the Evangelization and Catechesis Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and as well as serving on other USCCB committees and sitting on the Board of two Seminaries. In 2010 he was elected to the Board of Catholic Relief Services and serves on the U.S. Operations Committee.

Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis

Bishop Jugis currently serves the diocese of Charlotte, NC. In 2004, along with then-Archbishop J.F. Donohue and Bishop R. Baker, he issued the statement, “Worthy to Receive the Lamb: Catholics in Political Life and the Reception of Holy Communion”.

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge

Bishop Burbidge serves as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. Prior to being named Bishop he was Rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and then auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia. Bishop Burbidge holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo, an M.A. in Education Administration from Villanova University, and a doctorate in Education from Immaculata College.

Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa

Bishop Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA holds a Master of Divinity degree and the J.C.L. He is a member of the Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry.

Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz

Bishop Bruskewitz attended St. Lawrence Seminary at Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Pontifical North American College and the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest on July 17, 1960, in Rome, at the Church of the Twelve Apostles by Cardinal Traglia, the Vicar General of Rome. He served as an assistant pastor in parishes near Milwaukee, and then did graduate work at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he received a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology in 1969. He taught for a very brief time at St. Francis Seminary, and then worked in the Congregation for Catholic Education, a department of the Holy See, in Rome, for eleven years. Bishop Bruskewitz was named a Monsignor in 1976 and elevated to be a Prelate of Honor 1980. In 1980, he became the pastor of Saint Bernard Parish in a suburb of Milwaukee, and in 1992, was named the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was consecrated a bishop and installed in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, on May 13.

Fr. Michael Giesler

Fr. Giesler is a Sr. Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a priest of Opus Dei and holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology as well as an advanced degree in Philosophy. Selected works are available at

Fr. Robert Levis

Fr. Levis served at Gannon University as Prof. and Chair of the Department of Theology, Chair of Liberal Studies, and Founder and Chair of the Pontifical Center for Catechetical Studies. He contributes to numerous Catholic publications and has given talks on theology in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Presently, Fr. Levis co-hosts Web of Faith on EWTN.

Fr. Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

Fr. Lienhard is a priest of the Jesuit order and distinguished Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He holds a Doctorate in Theology with emphasis in early Christian theology.

Very Reverend John T. Putnam, JCL, JV, VF

Fr. John Putnam is the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Salsibury, North Carolina and the Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Charlotte. He holds a BS in Biology from Lenoir-Rhyne University, an MDiv and STB from St. Mary’s Seminary and University and Licentiate in Canon Law from Catholic University of America. Fr. Putnam was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte May 30, 1992.

Very Reverend Roger Arnsparger

Ordained Priest: May 14, 1977. B.A. Philosophy: St. Pius X Seminary Erlanger, KY, 1973 M.Div. Theology: St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, 1977 Parochial Vicar/High School Religion Teacher: 1977 – 1986 Pastor: Sacred Heart Parish, Corbin KY, 1986 – 1999
Founder: St. Gerard Pro-Life Center, Corbin, KY (now closed)
Pastor: St. Barnabas Parish, Asheville, NC, 1999 – 2006 Pastor: St. Michael Parish, Gastonia, NC 2006 – present Diocese of Charlotte: Vicar of Education; Vicar Forane (Gastonia Vicariate); Diocesan Consultor; Presbyteral Council Member; Director, Diocesan Eucharistic Congress. Eternal Life Apostolate of Bardstown, KY: Spiritual Director Envoy Magazine: Editorial Board Life Member: Catholics United for the Faith; Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

Rev. Peter Stravinskas

Rev. Peter Stravinskas holds a BA in Classical Languages and French and a MA in School Administration from Seton Hall University, a MA in Biblical Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary (Darlington), a doctor of philosophy in School Administration from Fordham University, and a licentiate of sacred theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. He also has earned a doctorate in sacred theology from the Marian Institute at the University of Dayton and the Marianum in Rome. He has been a professor of education, theology and classical languages at numerous universities and seminaries. He founded both the Catholic Answer and The Catholic Response periodicals and is the author of forty-six books and over 600 articles. He is the founder and superior of the Priestly Society of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman and the executive director of the Catholic Education Foundation and serves on the Research Faculty of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, England.

Steve Ray

Steve is the author of the CSS Study on Acts of the Apostles along with best-selling books, Crossing the Tiber, Upon this Rock, and St. John’s Gospel. He is widely known for his award-winning series, “The Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine”. Steve is a contributing writer for Envoy magazine, The Catholic Answer, This Rock magazine, and frequent guest on programs such as EWTN, Catholic Answers Live and Fox News.

Dr. Joseph Atkinson

Dr. Atkinson is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture and Pastoral Theology at John Paul II Institute. His work includes foundational research of the theological basis for the domestic church.

Dr. Christopher Baglow

Dr. Baglow is a Senior Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, where he is also Chair of the M.A. in Theological Studies Program. His most recent book, Theology on the Cutting Edge: Rediscovering Faith on the Frontiers of Science will be available this Fall.

Dr. William Bales

Dr. Bales is a Sr. Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Prof. of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and a founder of the National Assoc. of Catholic Home Educators.

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Sr. Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Assistant Prof. of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is published in Biblica, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Sacred Architecture, and The Calvin Theological Journal.

Dr. Matthew Bunson

Dr. Bunson is a Sr. Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and author of more than 30 books. He is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church.

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

Dr. Hildebrand is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a noted philosopher, lecturer and author of numerous published books and articles.

Leon Suprenant

Leon Suprenant works in the Office of the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and is a regular contributor to No Place Like Home, the archdiocesan blog. He is the past president of Catholics United for the Faith, where he helped to found the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) and Emmaus Road Publishing. His book credits include the best-selling Catholic for a Reason series with Dr. Scott Hahn. For many years he has served as an advisor to the Institute on Religious Life.

Patrick Madrid

Pat has published numerous articles on Scripture, Church history, apologetics and evangelization in various Catholic and Protestant periodicals and contributed scholarly articles on apologetics in the New Catholic Encyclopedia. The publisher of Envoy Magazine and director of the Envoy Institute at Belmont Abbey College, he is the author of 12 books and host of several EWTN television & radio series.

Gregory Yuri Glazov

Dr. Glazov is a Sr. Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Assistant Prof. of Biblical Studies at Seton Hall University. He is published in Vetus Testamentum and Linacre Centre. His area of specialty is Old Testament Studies and Second Temple Literature.

Dr. Mary Healy

Dr. Healy is a Sr. Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Adjunct Prof. of Scripture at Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and Ave Maria University and serves as Council Chair of the Mother of God Community. She is a published author and noted speaker.

Curtis Mitch

Curtis is a Research Fellow and Trustee of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is the co-author, with Dr. Scott Hahn, of the acclaimed Ignatius Study Bible.