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Portrait of Stratford Caldecott

Stratford Caldecott is an author, the director of the Center for Faith and Culture, and the G.K. Chesterton Fellow at St. Benet's Hall in Oxford, England. He has written and lectured widely on Catholic, literary, and cultural themes.

Portrait of Sidney Callahan

Sidney Callahan, Ph.D, is an award winning author, professor and licensed psychologist. She earned her B.A. in English (magna cum laude) from Bryn Mawr College, her M.A. in Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D in Social and Personality Psychology from the City University of New York.

Portrait of Gernot Candolini

A former biology teacher and religious youth director, Gernot Candolini is a renowned author, photographer, and architect of labyrinths. As a part of his work with labyrinths he trains church leaders in the use of the labyrinth as a tool for personal spiritual growth. He also shares his knowledge of this important contemplative tool in his writing and lectures.

Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi is sometimes called "the Vatican minister of Cultural Affairs." He is the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, a member of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Peter Casarella has been since 2013 an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he currently serves as Interim Director of Latin American North American Church Concerns and Area Coordinator for the Ph.D. program in World Religions World Church. Mun'im Sirry earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School (2012).

Portrait of Joseph M. Champlin

Fr. Joseph Champlin, was rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, New York. He is the author of more than 30 books on Catholicism with more than 10 million copies in print.

Logo of Crossroad Publishing Company

The Crossroad Publishing Company is a leading independent publisher with roots in the 200-year-old family heritage of the publishing house of Herder, in existence since 1798. The Crossroad Publishing Company was first developed in 1980 as an influential imprint at the Episcopal Seabury Press, and is heir to the prestigious booklists of B. Herder Book Company, founded 1884 in St.

Portrait of Madonna Sophia Compton

Madonna Sophia Compton is an author and a retired professor of philosophy and religion. She has a profound interest in women in the Church and ecumenical studies.

Portrait of Yves Congar

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.

Portrait of Catherine Cornille

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.

Portrait of Joseph Curran

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.

Michel Cuypers is specialist on Biblical and Semitic Studies, and a follower of Charles de Foucauld. Cuypers resided in Iran for twelve years, first at a leper colony in Tabriz, and later studying Persian language and literature in Teheran. He obtained a doctorate in Persian literature from the University of Teheran in 1983.