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Portrait of Mitchell Kalpakgian

Mitchell Kalpakgian was awarded his PhD by the University of Iowa in 1974. For 31 years he was a professor at Simpson College in Iowa, teaching many courses—from advanced composition to Shakespeare, Chaucer, the English novel, and the literature of West. He has also taught at leading Catholic liberal arts institutions, including Christendom College and Wyoming Catholic College.

 
Portrait of Walter Cardinal Kasper

Walter Cardinal Kasper was born in Heidenheim-Brenz, Germany, in 1933 and was ordained in 1957. He studied at the University of Tübingen where he later became professor of dogmatic theology. He also taught in the United States at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1983. In 1987 he was ordained bishop of Rottenberg-Stuttgart, Germany.

 
Portrait of Philip S. Kaufman

Philip Kaufman, a Benedictine monk for over 65 years, lived at Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, and spent many years of his life giving comfort to Catholics through workshops on topics derived from his books.

 
Portrait of Kieran Kavanaugh

Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., is an author and translator of the works of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. A member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he was the vice postulator for the canonization of Edith Stein.

 
Thomas Keating

Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer movement, is an author, teacher, and monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world's religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts.

 
Portrait of William Kelley

William Kelley was the corecipient of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Witness. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Kelley served in the Air Force in the late 1940s. He spent three years studying for the priesthood in the 1950s. Not surprisingly, his books and screenplays often deal with religious themes.

 
Portrait of Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy is pastor of the Dolores Mission Parish in East Los Angeles and an author of books on Christian meditation and Jesus.

 
Portrait of Annemarie S. Kidder

Rev. Annemarie S. Kidder, of Ypsilanti, Mich., holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and New Testament Literature from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her previous works include the (academic discount) Women, Celibacy, and the Church.

 
Portrait of Rabbi Leon Klenicki

Rabbi Leon Klenicki was a renowned scholar, theologian, and interfaith pioneer. The Anti-Defamation League’s longtime director of Interfaith Affairs and co-Liaison to the Vatican, Klenicki received many awards for his work, and was made a papal knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI. Klenicki died in 2009.

 
Portrait of Jeremy Langford

Jeremy Langford is the communications director for the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus and the author of God Moments, The Journey to Peace, and Seeds of Faith. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame who grew up in the shadow of the Dome, Langford lives in Evanston, Illinois.

 
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Jim Langford is a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and was director of the University of Notre Dame Press from 1974 to 1999. He is author of several books, including The Club’s Fan’s Book of Days, Happy Are They, and Rookie. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

 
Portrait of Sue Lauber-Fleming

Sue Lauber-Fleming, RN, MA, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with her husband, Patrick Fleming, in St. Louis. She trained extensively with family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir. She has over twenty years of experience working with individuals and groups and addressing a variety of psychological problems.

 
Portrait of Philip F. Lawler

Philip F. Lawler is editor of Catholic World News, the first English-language Catholic news service operating on the internet, which he founded in 1995.

Born and raised in the Boston area, he attended Harvard College, graduating with honors in government in 1972. He studied political philosophy at the University of Chicago before beginning a career in journalism. 

 
Portrait of Keith Lewis Ph.D

Keith D. Lewis is a professor of religion at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo. He is a frequent speaker at the Los Angeles Religion Education Congress and holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Kathryn.

 
Portrait of Dwight Longenecker

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is the author of Catholicism, Pure and Simple; More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith; St. Benedict and St. Therese; and ten other books on the Catholic faith. A former Anglican priest, he was received into communion with the Catholic Church and now serves as a Catholic priest. Fr.

 
Hellmut Luetzner, MD

As director of one of the world's premier fasting clinics (Kurpark-Klinik in Germany), and an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Hellmut Luetzner has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients over a period of decades.

 
Portrait of Irene Martin

Irene Martin is a fisher, writer and Episcopal priest. She and her husband Kent have fished for salmon in the Pacific Northwest for more than two decades. For her work in preserving local and regional history, she was awarded the Washington Governor's Heritage Award in 2000.

 
Portrait of Mary Ann Massey

Mary Ann Massey, Ed.D, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is currently a full-time clinician at the Williamsburg Centre for Therapy and The Lake Anna Therapy Center, both in Virginia.

The host of the interactive website counseling website Woman to Woman Live, Massey lives in Mineral, Virginia.

 
Portrait of Mark T. Matousek

Mark T. Matousek, MS, CCDC, graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School and earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from St. John's University in New York. He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. He was the administrator of an inpatient drug and alcohol program in Maryland and also worked for the American Cancer Society.

 
Portrait of Denise Matychowiak

Denise Matychowiak has worked as a cook, sous chef, and pastry assistant at Louis XVI Restaurant in New Orleans and La Caravelle in New York City, and served as food editor at Faith and Family magazine. She enjoys reading books and articles on two of her favorite topics—theology and food. Denise is currently learning how to belly dance and works as a private chef in Manhattan.

 

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