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CSS Authors

Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Hahn is one of the world’s most successful Catholic authors and teachers. He is the founder and Chairman for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the first layperson to hold the prestigious Pio Cardinal Laghi Chair for Visiting Professors in Scripture and Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Dr. Hahn authored the commentaries for the CSS studies on the Gospel of John, Exodus, the Gospel of Matthew, Revelation, Hebrews, James, Romans and Ephesians.

Mark Shea

Mark Shea is a noted Catholic author, award-winning columnist and nationally-known speaker. His book credits include Making Senses out of Scripture, By What Authority and This is My Body. Mark is a regular contributor to Catholic Parent Magazine and the National Catholic Register. He is Senior Content Editor for Catholic Exchange. He is currently the host of Catholic Exchange’s daily podcast, Rock Solid. Mark co-authored many of the CSS studies with Dr. Scott Hahn.

Steve Ray

Steve Ray is the author of many Catholic books including Crossing the Tiber, Upon this Rock, and St. John’s Gospel. He is most widely known for his award-winning video 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 as well as many radio shows. Steve is the author of the commentaries for the CSS studies on The Acts of the Apostles, Genesis, 1st & 2nd Corinthians, as well as Joshua, Judges and Ruth.

Carl Olson

A nationally known Catholic author and speaker, Carl’s book credits include Will Catholics Be ‘Left Behind’? and The Da Vinci Code Hoax. He has written articles for Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, This Rock, First Things, Catholic World Report, Touchstone, Gilbert!, Saint Austin Review, and New Covenant as well as other publications. Presently he is the editor of and previously served as editor for Envoy magazine. Carl is the author of the CSS study Will Catholics Be ‘Left Behind’?

Mike Aquilina

Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than thirty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. Mike’s career in publishing spans almost three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad. In 2011 he was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute, an online formation program co-sponsored with the National Catholic Education Association and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He also wrote the USCCB’s theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011. Mike is also a poet and song lyricist. His poems have been translated into Polish and Spanish and have appeared in First Things, Plains Poetry Journal, Catholic Digest, and elsewhere. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award-winner Dion DiMucci.

Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli, STD

Richard H. Bulzacchelli, S.T.D. is Associate Professor of Theology at Aquinas College, in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He took his B.A. in philosophy at Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before moving on to an M.A. in Christian philosophy at Marquette University, and an M.A. in religious studies at Providence College.  He then continued his academic formation with the S.T.L. in systematic theology, which he received from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC. Dr. Bulzacchelli completed his training at the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, taking the S.T.D. with a specialization in Mariology and concentrations in theological anthropology and the thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. His most recent book is “Elohim Created”: A New Look at the First Creation Narrative.


Cindy Morales

Cynthia Morales has a Master’s of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. She is a “revert” to the Catholic Church and is currently the Director of Religious Education at St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Northfield, IL. She is married to John Morales, director and producer of the pro-life film “40”, and is the proud mother of their son, Joseph Dominic Morales. Cindy has authored the CSS studies on Humane Vitae, Amos, and the Advent: Preparing for Christ series.