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Albert Vanhoye SJ was one of the most recognized scholars on the Epistle to the Hebrews. He has taught it at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and has written a great number of articles and books on the subject. He is honorary president of the International Society for the Study of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric.

Antoine Vergote was born in Belgium in 1921. He is a professor at Louvain University and was a disciple of Jacques Lacan. A scholar in psychoanalysis, philosophy and theology, Vergote has devoted himself to the analysis of the religious phenomenon as it impacts modern man in the midst of his traumas and contradictions.

Dario Edoardo Viganò is Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications of the Holy See. A professor of theology, languages, and audiovisual markets, he served as Director of the Vatican Television Center, and was Dean at the Pastoral Institute "Redemptor hominis."

Portrait of Stefan von Kempis

Stefan von Kempis is an editor of Vatican Radio. He is also the author of several books on Pope Benedict XVI and editor of the German monthly magazine Gemeinsam Glauben (Believing Together). He holds degrees in history, theology, and Islamic Studies, and lives in Rome with his family.

Portrait of Felicitas von Schönborn

A freelance writer for various newspapers, magazines, and broadcasters at the United Nations in Geneva, Felizitas von Schoenborn specializes in interviews and has conducted interviews with over seventy well-known public figures working in the fields of culture, politics, and the economy.

Portrait of George Weigel

George Weigel is one of America’s leading commentators on issues of religion and public life. A New York Times bestselling author and a frequent panelist on CNN and Fox News, Weigel is author of the syndicated column “The Catholic Difference,” and Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), known to many simply as “the Rebbe,” was one of the most remarkable personalities of the 20th century.

Portrait of Robert Wicks

Robert J. Wicks, is a professor at Loyola College in Baltimore, a professional mentor, and a retired clinical psychologist. He is the author of more than thirty books.

Portrait of John Wijngaards

Johannes Nicolaas Maria Wijngaards is a Catholic spiritual author and controversial theologian.

Portrait of Benjamin Wiker

Benjamin Wiker is a husband and a father of seven children. He graduated from Furman University with a BA in Political Philosophy. He has an MA in Religion and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, both from Vanderbilt University.

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Wendy Wilson Greer is president of the Henri Nouwen Society. After many years of teaching music, Wendy now devotes her time to volunteer work, including giving retreats and presentations on Nouwen. She is a trustee of CARE, the international relief and development organization, and active in her own church in New York. She is married and has three grown children.

Portrait of Miriam Therese Winter

Sister Miriam Therese Winter is a Roman Catholic Medical Mission sister, theologian, and author. Out of the Depths, WomanWisdom, WomanWord, and WomanWitness are among her works that focus on the contribution of women to Christianity.

Portrait of Ronald Witherup

Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, S.S., Ph.D., is a leading Catholic Bible scholar and teacher. A dean and professor of sacred scripture at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California for many years, he received his doctorate in biblical studies from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. 

Franz K. Woehrer was associate professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria until his retirement in 2015.

Celia Wolf-Devine (Emerita, Stonehill College) has published books, chapters, and articles on a variety of topics. Her most recent work on prayer is entitled The Heart Transformed: Prayer of Desire (Alba House) and A New Companion to Prayer: Meeting God Where You Are (Catholic Truth Society).

Originally from Hong Kong, FR. JOSEPH H. WONG, O.S.B. Cam, is a Benedictine monk of the Camaldolese Congregation. He holds BA in English literature from London University, MT from the same University, and STD from the Gregorian University in Rome. Fr. Wong is a member of the Pontifcal Academy of Teology and has taught systematic theology at the Salesian University in Rome.

Born in 1948 in Northumberland, England, N.T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham. He was formerly Dean of Lichfield and lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University as well as fellow, tutor, and chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He has also served as professor of New Testament language and literature in various colleges and universities.

John Zmirak

John Zmirak is an editor, college teacher, screenwriter, and political columnist.  He is author of the popular Bad Catholic’s Guides, Wilhelm Röpke, and The Grand Inquisitor (graphic novel). He is a former editor at Investor’s Business Daily.