Father Basil Cole, O.P.

Father Basil Cole, OP, joined the Dominicans in 1960, and was ordained a priest in 1966. He is a professor of Moral, Spiritual and Dogmatic Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

Father J.D. Jaffe

Father J.D. Jaffe is director of the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Arlington. In addition to a number of parish assignments, he has served the Arlington Courage apostolate since 2004.

Brian Pusateri

Brian Pusateri is the founder of Broken Door Ministries. He spreads the message of God’s mercy and unconditional love to a worldwide audience through weekly “4th Day Letters” as well as talks and retreats.

Johnnette Benkovic

Johnnette Benkovic is founding president of Living His Life Abundantly International. A prolific author, she is best known as producer and host of Women of Grace on the Eternal Word Television Network.

Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology and speaks nationally on the topics of healing, personal conversion, beauty and abundant living.

Rowena Slusser

Rowena Slusser is a wife, homeschooling mother of two, and a full-time student at Liberty University. She advocates for women like her, who have conceived from sexual trauma, and for children like her, who were conceived in sexual trauma.

John Grabowski

John Grabowski has been a member of the faculty of the Catholic University of America for 24 years. He serves on the Pontifical Council for the Family and as an advisor to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth. In 2015, he was appointed by Pope Francis as an expert at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Eve Tushnet

Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She entered the Catholic Church in 1998 and is the author of "Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith." She has been published in the Atlantic, The American Conservative, Commonweal, Crisis, First Things, the New York Post, the Weekly Standard, and online at the Washington Post and the New York Times, among other outlets, on topics ranging from pro-life horror movies to the US National Figure Skating Championships. She blogs at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/evetushnet/. She has spoken at Theology on Tap in Denver, New York City, and Maryland; at universities including Georgetown, Notre Dame, Princeton, and Yale; and to high school audiences, on subjects such as gay Christian life, friendship as a form of kinship, and vocational discernment. Hobbies include sin, confession, and ecstasy.

Archbishop Blase Cupich

Archbishop Blase Cupich was installed as Archbishop of Chicago on November 18, 2014. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America.

Father James Brent, O.P.

Father James Brent, O.P., is an assistant professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He directs the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, a spiritual fellowship dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity.