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Bishop Barron
Bishop Robert Barron

Founder of Word on Fire

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS. Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News,…

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Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Honorary Professor for the Renewal of Catholic Intellectual Life and Dean of Professors

Dr. Christopher Kaczor is the Honorary Professor for the Renewal of Catholic Intellectual Life at the Word on Fire Institute. He is also Chair of the Department of Philosophy at…

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Dr. Holly Ordway

Cardinal Francis George Professor of Faith and Culture

Holly Ordway is the Cardinal Francis George Professor of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute, and Visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Christian University. She holds a…

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Dr. Matthew Petrusek
Dr. Matthew Petrusek

Senior Director of the Word on Fire Institute

Matthew R. Petrusek, PhD is the Senior Director of the Word on Fire Institute and its Professor of Catholic Ethics. He has authored/edited several books, including Evangelization and Ideology: How…

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John Allen, Jr.

Fellow of Communications & Media

John Allen Jr. is the Fellow of Communications & Media at the Word on Fire Institute and the President and Editor of Crux, an independent online news site specializing in…

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Mark Bradford
Mark Bradford

Fellow for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mark Bradford was appointed Fellow for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the beginning of 2023. For over 20 years, he has been blessed to serve in leadership positions…

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Dr. Richard DeClue

Professor of Theology

Richard G. DeClue, Jr., S.Th.D. is the Professor of Theology at the Word on Fire Institute. In addition to his undergraduate degree in theology (Belmont Abbey College), he earned three…

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Robert Mixa

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Robert Mixa is the former Fellow for Catholic Education at the Word on Fire Institute. He received his M.T.S. in Biotechnology and Ethics from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute.…

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Tod Worner
Dr. Tod Worner

Evangelization & Culture Managing Editor

Tod Worner is a practicing internal medicine physician; Managing Editor of Evangelization & Culture, the Journal of the Word on Fire Institute; and host of the Evangelization & Culture Podcast.

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Andrew Petiprin

Teaching Fellow

Andrew Petiprin served as the Fellow of Popular Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. He is an author and former Anglican cleric who came into full communion with the…

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Dr. Anthony Pagliarini

Teaching Fellow

Dr. Anthony Pagliarini grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre). After earning his BA in theology and philosophy at Notre Dame, he taught high school in a Catholic mission parish in…

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Dr. Stacy Trasancos

Teaching Fellow

Stacy A. Trasancos earned a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University and a MA in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Before becoming Catholic, she worked as…

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Dr. Stephen Bullivant

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Stephen Bullivant is Professor of Theology and the Sociology of Religion, and Director of the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society. He holds doctorates in Theology (Oxford, 2009) and…

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Fr. Paul Murray, OP
Fr. Paul Murray

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Paul Murray, OP, an Irish Dominican friar, lives in Rome where he teaches courses at the Angelicum University on the literature of the Western mystical tradition. He is a Fellow…

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Fr. Stephen Gadberry

Teaching Fellow

Fr. Stephen Gadberry is a native of Wynne, Arkansas and a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock, ordained on May 28, 2016. When not preaching at the pulpit,…

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Haley Stewart

Teaching Fellow

Haley Stewart is the Managing Editor of Word on Fire Votive and the author of The Grace of Enough, Jane Austen's Genius Guide to Life, and The Sister Seraphina Mysteries. She lives…

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Jennifer Frey
Jennifer Frey

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Dr. Jennifer Frey is currently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago.…

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Leah Libresco

Teaching Fellow

Leah Libresco has worked as a statistics professor, a data journalist, and a Bayesian probability instructor. She grew up as an atheist and converted to Catholicism while studying at Yale.…

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Matthew Nelson

Teaching Fellow

Matthew Nelson is an apologist at the Word on Fire Institute. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and he is currently pursuing…

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Alejandro Teran Somohano

Alejandro Terán-Somohano

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Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

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Alexandra DeSanctis and Ryan T. Anderson

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Amy Welborn

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Andrew Tolkmith

Andrew Tolkmith

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Bobby Angel

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Bridget McCartney Nohara

Bridget McCartney Nohara

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Cardinal Arthur Roche

Cardinal Arthur Roche

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Raniero Cantalamessa

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa

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Caroline Foreman

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Carolyn Thanel

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Chris Boehmler

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Christopher Hazell

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Christina M. Sorrentino

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Christopher West

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Collin Slowey

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Dan Sherven

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Daniel Stewart

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David Paul Baird

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Edmund Mitchell

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Edyta McNichol

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Elizabeth Scalia

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Ellyn von Huben

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Emma Robinson

Emma Rose Robinson

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Eric Wandrey

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Fr. Billy Swan

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Fr. Blake Britton

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Fr. Connor Danstrom

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Damian Ference

Fr. Damian Ference

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Fr. Dan Steele

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Fr. David Stavarz

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Fr. Emery de Gaal

Fr. Emery de Gaál

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Fr. Michael Metz

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Fr. Rob Johnson

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Fr. Steve Grunow

Fr. Steve Grunow

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Fr. Burke Masters

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Fr. Michael Casey

Fr. Michael Casey, OCSO

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Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

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Fredric Heidemann

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Fulton Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen

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George Weigel

George Weigel

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Heather King

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Isabel Kazan

Isabel Kazan

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Jackie Francois Angel

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Fr. Jacob Bearer

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Jacob Heidel

Jacob Heidel

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James Matthew Wilson

James Matthew Wilson

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Jared Zimmerer

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Jenna M. Cooper, J.C.L.

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Joe Heschmeyer

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Joseph Zambon

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Joel Clarkson

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John Schutte

John Schutte

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Joseph Healy

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Joseph Tuttle

Joseph Tuttle

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Justin Kalan

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Kathleen Pluth

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Kody W. Cooper

Kody W. Cooper

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Lindsay Schlegel

Lindsay Schlegel

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Lisa Wheeler

Lisa Wheeler

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Luis Lugo

Dr. Luis Lugo

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Luke Burgis

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Madeleine Dobrowski

Madeleine Dobrowski

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Maggie Phillips

Maggie Phillips

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Manny Marquez

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Mario Valdes

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Mary Grace Mangano

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Matt Becklo

Matthew Becklo

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Matthew Levering

Matthew Levering

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Matthew Ramage

Matthew J. Ramage

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Matthew Warner

Matthew Warner

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Melissa Presser

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Michael Adams

Michael Adams

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Nell O’Leary

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Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

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Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft

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Rachel Bulman

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Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu

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Richard Clements

Dr. Richard Clements

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Ricky Jones

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Robert Hugh Benson

Robert Hugh Benson

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Rozann Lee

Rozann Lee

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Samantha Stephenson

Samantha Stephenson

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Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble

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Steven Umbrello

Dr. Steven Umbrello

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Thomas Salerno

Thomas J. Salerno

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Tim Glemkowski

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Urban Hannon

Urban Hannon

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Vanessa Lopez

Vanessa Lopez

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Fr. Elias

The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr

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Word on Fire

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