Fr. Philip G. Bochanski

Father Philip Bochanski, a native of suburban Philadelphia, studied at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1999.  In addition to several parish assignments in the archdiocese, he has served as a high school religion teacher, chaplain to cloistered nuns, and a spiritual director for seminarians. 

In 2009, Father Bochanski began serving as chaplain for the Philadelphia chapter of Courage International.  In 2015 he was appointed as Associate Director of the Courage apostolate, at which time he moved to the Diocese of Bridgeport, where the apostolate is based.  He was appointed Executive Director of Courage International at the beginning of 2017 and will continue in that role until June 2023. He will then move to Philadelphia where he will serve as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for Archbishop Pérez.  

Father Bochanski is the author of six books, five sets of audio lectures, and numerous articles and book chapters, on various topics including church history, spirituality, evangelization and pastoral care. His most recent book, Wisdom of the Desert Fathers: Ancient Advice for the Modern World, was published by TAN Books in April 2020. 

Father Bochanski currently serves as a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.  In December 2019, Pope Francis awarded him the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice1, a medal given in recognition of sustained and exceptional service to the Church. 

Leyden Rovelo-Krull

Leyden Rovelo-Krull is the daughter of immigrant parents who settled in New York City and has worked in both corporate and legal sectors, giving voice to Latino issues through participation in community outreach and organization. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Legal and Policy studies from the Jesuit Fordham University. Mrs. Rovelo-Krull ran the offices of a Latino-founded, international multi-media social platform before following God’s call into religious formation. She taught RCIA and adult faith formation for over twelve years. 
Currently she serves as the Director of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph after leaving her work with a non-profit, bipartisan association. Mrs. Rovelo-Krull spearheads the efforts of many different ministries in the diocese, but calls the parishioner volunteers who make them succeed, the real heroes. 
One day she dreams of living full-time in her RV roaming the country and teaching the faith. She lives in Kansas with her amazing husband and wonderful mother. She is plotting how to sneak a puppy into the house. 

Dr. Matthew Ramage

Dr. Matthew Ramage is Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where he is co-director of its Center for Integral Ecology. His research and writing concentrates especially on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, the wedding of ancient and modern methods of biblical interpretation, the dialogue between faith and science, and stewardship of creation.

In addition to his other scholarly and outreach endeavors, Dr. Ramage is author, co-author, or translator of over fifteen books, including Dark Passages of the Bible (CUA Press, 2013), Jesus, Interpreted (CUA Press, 2017), The Experiment of Faith (CUA Press, 2020), and Christ’s Church and World Religions (Sophia Institute Press, 2020). His latest book, From the Dust of the Earth: Benedict XVI, the Bible, and the Theory of Evolution, was published by CUA Press in 2022.

When he is not teaching or writing, Dr. Ramage enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his wife and seven children, tending his orchard, leading educational trips abroad, and aspiring to be a barbeque pitmasterFor more on Dr. Ramage’s work, visit his website 

Vicki Burbach

A passionate convert to the Faith, Vicki is an avid reader who loves diving into the beauty and truth found in Catholic spiritual traditions. She has blogged on spiritual reading and sacrifice for over ten years and is the author of How to Read your Way to Heaven: A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between, and The Lost Art of Sacrifice: A Spiritual Guide for Denying Yourself, Embracing the Cross, and Finding Joy. Her commentary has been featured on such sites as the National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange and Big Pulpit. Additionally, she has been a guest on EWTN Live, EWTN Bookmark and Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic, to name a few. 

Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Canon Matthew Talarico was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Raymond Burke in June of 2007 for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Canon Talarico studied at the international seminary of the Institute of Christ the King in Florence, Italy. He is currently serving as Rector of the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, as well as the Provincial Superior for the Institute’s American Province which includes apostolates in nineteen dioceses coast to coast.

The title “Canon” for the priests of the Institute refers to the specific lifestyle and mission which the Institute of Christ the King has received from the Church. The priests live in community with oblate brothers and chant together various parts of the Divine Office, such as morning Lauds and evening Vespers. The Institute is consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and is inspired by the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the Doctor of Divine Charity.

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Timothy G. Lock, Ph.D.

Dr. Timothy Lock is a Catholic father, husband, Franciscan tertiary, clinical psychologist, and educator.  He is the founder and director of the Goretti Center for Healing and Forgiveness and full-time Director of Psychological Services at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie). Dr. Lock also serves on the Board of Directors of Courage International. 

Deacon John Green & Carolyn Green

In 1990, John founded Emmaus Ministries, an outreach to men involved in prostitution in Chicago. He served as Executive Director of this work until 2010 at which time he and his family moved to Ohio and entered a long period of elder care for John’s aging and dying parents. Our Sunday Visitor published John’s book “Streetwalking With Jesus: Reaching Out In Justice and Mercy” in 2011 and in 2014, the Greens opened Cafe O’Play, a place of respite and fun for families. In 2021 John went on staff with the Evangelical Catholic assisting Catholic parishes in developing sustainable movements of evangelization and discipleship. Carolyn and John were married in February of 1993. For many years Carolyn toured the midwest as part of the singer/songwriter duo “GreenChoby”and released 5 recordings of original music. She has been a singer-songwriter, worship leader, urban missionary, online fitness coach, and entrepreneur. But most importantly, she has been a wife to her husband John for over 29 years and a mother to four children, now aged 20, 18, 16 and 14.

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute where she directs the Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society. She is also editor-at-large of National Review and she is a nationally syndicated columnist with Andrews McMeel Universal. Lopez has been published by a wide variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, America, Stars and Stripes, The National Catholic Register, and First Things. She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly , and she is on the editorial advisory board of Angelus where she contributes regularly. She co-authored the book How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice and she contributed to the book When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer.

Lopez was awarded the annual Washington Women in Journalism Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Periodic Press from CQ Roll Call in 2016 for writing about Christian genocide and persecution. She speaks frequently on faith and public life, at several venues including college campuses, and on radio and television. A product of New York City Catholic education, she serves on a number of Catholic boards and is a member of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Pro-Life Commission. At the opening Mass of the Year of Faith in Rome in October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI presented Lopez with a message to women throughout the world.

Fr. Colin Blatchford

Father Blatchford received his B.A. in philosophy from Ave Maria University in 2006 and completed his seminary training at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri receiving his M.A. in Theology. After his graduation he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Knoxville on May 31, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Courage International’s Associate Director on September 8th, 2020, Father Blatchford served for three years as the chaplain for Courage and EnCourage for the Diocese of Knoxville, a position which he held for two and a half years. His diocesan assignment was not his first encounter with Courage. Father Blatchford had the pleasure of meeting Father Harvey while a student at Ave Maria University, when Father was in residence finishing one of his books. Recently, Father Blatchford completed an M.Sc. in psychology from Divine Mercy University to better serve the members of Courage and EnCourage. 

Mary Rice Hasson, J.D.

Mary Rice Hasson, is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where she directs the Catholic Women’s Forum, a network of Catholic professional women and scholars. Mary is also co-founder of the Person and Identity Project, an initiative that equips parents and faith-based institutions with the resources they need to counter gender ideology and promote the truth about the human person. An attorney and policy expert, Mary has been a keynote speaker for the Holy See during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, addressing education, women and work, caregiving, and gender ideology. Mary and her husband Seamus Hasson have seven grown children, and one granddaughter.