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Yves Marie Joseph Cardinal Congar was a French Dominican priest, widely recognized in his lifetime as one of the most important Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Best known for his work in ecclesiology, Congar drew from biblical, patristic, and medieval sources to revitalize the discipline.
Catherine Cornille is an editor, an author of many books, and an associate professor of comparative theology at Boston College. Her teaching and research focus mainly on theoretical and methodological issues in the comparative study of religions and in the dialogue between religions. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Joseph Curran is an associate professor, chair of the religious studies department, and executive director of the Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Dr. Curran received his Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College. His research interests include Catholic social teaching and Catholicism in American political life.
Paula D’Arcy is a writer, playwright, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings of women.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on July 6, 1935 in the small village of Trakster in northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, His Holiness was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and the political and spiritual leader of Tibet.
Reverend Cyprian Davis, O.S.B. is Professor of Church History at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He received his B.A. from St. Meinrad College in 1953 and Ph.D. in History from University of Louvain in 1977. He also holds an S.T.L. from Catholic University of America.
Tian Dayton has a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in educational psychology and is a fellow and Scholar's Award recipient from the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She has presented psychodrama to audiences across the United States for nearly two decades, integrating action methods into the fields of mental health and addiction.
Versed in both Eastern and Western traditions, de Mello tells stories of monks, rabbis, and soldiers in the form of fairy tales, legends, jokes, and Zen sayings to humorously lead us through the basics of spiritual life. His books have been translated into many languages, and continue to be bestsellers.
Madeleine Delbrel (1904-1964) studied philosophy and art at the Sorbonne in Paris. When her fiancé decided to join the Dominicans and her father went blind, Delbrel's life fell apart. She converted to Christianity in 1924 and founded a small religious community in France dedicated to social work.
John J. Dietzen is a retired Catholic pastor whose four-decade career has included pastoral ministry, marriage and family education, and journalism. His weekly question and answer column is syndicated nationally in nearly 40 Catholic newspapers. He also writes a weekly column for the Peoria Journal-Star.
Lyn Holley Doucet is a spiritual director for various retreat houses and the Diocese of Lafayette and is an award-winning author of many books. Doucet grew up on a cotton farm in north Louisiana as one of four children. She was active in the Methodist faith until her marriage, when she converted to Catholicism and has many fond memories of growing up in a loving church community.
Dominic Doyle is an assistant professor of theology at Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Harvard Divinity School, he received his doctorate in systematic theology from Boston College.
Jenny Driver is a staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess medical center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her specialty is medical oncology and geriatrics. She received her MD from the University of Pittsburgh and her BA from Brown University. Jenny has been interviewed for national television programs about being a woman in Opus Dei.
Avery Cardinal Dulles is the first American theologian to be elevated to cardinal. One of the most distinguished Catholic theologians of our day, he is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University. His many books include The Splendor of Faith and The Craft of Theology.
Dave Durand has been named by Leadership Excellence magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 minds on personal leadership. A Relevant Radio network weekly contributor and founder of ProBalance Inc., Dave is also the author of the national bestseller Perpetual Motivation, an Amazon #1 bestseller in its field for 3 months.
Andreas Ebert is a Lutheran minister, hymn writer, and translator. He has translated the work of Richard Rohr, Walter Wink, and Jim Wallis into German.
"Perhaps no mystic in the history of Christianity has been more influential and more controversial than the Dominican Meister Eckart. Few, if any, mystics have been as challenging to modern day readers and as resistant to agreed-upon interpretation."
—Bernard McGinn, The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart
From 1975-80 he was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York, working with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life, and serving for two years as managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper.
Patricia Ferris McGinn is a licensed professional counselor and former executive director of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. She teaches in the art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is active in political advocacy for counselors on the state and national level.
Barbara Fiand, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, lectures throughout the country and abroad on issues related to holistic spirituality, prayer, religious life, transformation of consciousness, quantum spirituality, and the psychology and spirituality of human maturation. She is the author of several books with the Crossroad Publishing Company.