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. Philip G. Bochanski

Fr. Philip Bochanski has served as Executive Director of Courage International, Inc. since January 1, 2017. Father was Chaplain for the Courage apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for five years, before being appointed to the position of Associate Director in January 2015. An award-winning author, he has written and edited several books, audio series, and articles on various aspects of Church history, catechesis and spirituality. In 2019, Pope Francis awarded Father Bochanski the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, given in recognition of “sustained and exceptional service” to the Church.

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.

Sr. Bethany Madonna

Sister Bethany Madonna, SV, was raised in Melbourne, FL. While attending the University of Central Florida, she had a profound encounter with the Lord, which drew her heart toward the vulnerable unborn and their mothers. After her graduation in 2006, she worked for the Respect Life Office for the Diocese of Orlando before joining the Sisters of Life in 2007. Immersed in Eucharistic prayer within a vibrant community life, the Sisters' missions include caring for women who are pregnant and in crisis; accompanying college students on campus; inviting those suffering after abortion to receive the healing mercy of Jesus; intercessory prayer; retreat works; and fostering a culture of life through evangelization.

Sister Bethany made her final vows in 2015, and serves as the local superior and mission coordinator in Phoenix, where the Sisters accompany vulnerable pregnant women and also have a ministry of presence and evangelization on ASU Tempe’s campus. She is passionate about sharing the message of life and love.

Fr. Sean Kilcawley, STL

Since 2014, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, has served as the Director of the Office for Family Life in the Diocese of Lincoln.  Fr. Kilcawley has focused his efforts on diocesan initiatives to prevent early exposure to pornography, and resources of intervention and healing for those affected by pornography.  In 2019 he completed certification as a Pastoral Sexual Addiction Practitioner through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals.