Dr Alan Fimister is Assistant Professor of Theology and Church History at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. He studied in Oxford, Austria and Aberdeen and has taught History, Catholic Social Teaching, Church History and Patrology in Austria and Britain. He has published on European Political History and Thomistic Political Philosophy.
Fr Thomas Crean O.P. is a friar of the English province of the Order of Preachers. He studied in Oxford, Toulouse and Austria and has published on Apologetics, Liturgy and Natural Theology.
Fr Gabriel Diaz-Patri is a bi-ritual Catholic priest (Roman and Byzantine). Formerly the parish priest of the Russian Catholic Parish of Paris, he studied Philosophy at the Catholic University of Argentina. He is a researcher of the Centre International d’Etudes Liturgiques (France), Adjunct Researcher at the Philosophy Institute of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina), and a member of a research project of the National Agency for the Promotion of Science (Argentina). He has published on the language and literature of Christian Latin and on Eastern and Western liturgy.
Dr Alyssa (Lyra) H. Pitstick studied in the U.S., Japan, Austria, Oxford, and Rome. She has taught across a borad range of dogmatic and moral theology, and also in philosophy. The recipient of a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise for her work on Christ's descent into hell, her primary publications are on that topic. She has also presented on theology and art, the private and magisterial teaching of recent popes, the philosophy of the human person, and the philosophy of God.
Mark McLean is an education and curatorial officer in the field of Scottish cultural heritage. He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, where until 2005 he was Tutor in Extramural Philosophy. He has published on moral philosophy and eighteenth-century intellectual history. He is currently co-editing a volume in the Yale Edition of the papers of James Boswell.
Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S., is an Australian-born priest of the Oblates of Wisdom, now living in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied in Rome at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the 'Angelicum') and the University of the Holy Cross, and for many years lectured in Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He has published many articles, and written or contributed to six books, on biblical, theological and liturgical subjects. His particular interest is in interpreting and applying the documents of Vatican Council II according to a 'hermeneutic of continuity' with Catholic tradition.
Pater Edmund Waldstein O.Cist. is a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Austria, Vice-Rector of the the Leopoldinum Seminary, Heiligenkreuz, and adjunct lecturer in moral theology at the Philosophisch Theologische Hochschule Benedikt XVI in Heiligenkreuz. He studied at Thomas Aquinas College in California, and at the Hochschule Benedikt XVI in Heiligenkreuz, and is currently completing doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. He blogs at sancrucensis.