Contributors

Rev. Matthew Bartulica
Licentiate in Liturgical Theology
A priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph,

 

 

 

Tim Brennan, Ph.D.
PhD in Medieval History, M.T.S. – Masters in Theological Studies
Originally a student of the Middle Ages, Tim was fortunate enough to fall in love with Christ and the Catholic Faith.  He is fascinated by Sacred Scripture, the beauty of medieval art, the profundity of the sacred liturgy, and all other things Catholic.

Rev. Ernie Davis
B. A. Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida; M.Div. cum laude, The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church – New York City; M.P.A. University of Missouri – Kansas City
A priest of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, ordained in 2002 where he was chaplain at St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Medical Centers for five years. He has, for the past four years, been serving as the Pastoral Administrator of St. Therese Little Flower Parish – an urban parish with an active ministry. While serving the Catholic African-American community, St. Therese also celebrates the Anglican Use of the Roman Rite with a Mass community largely formed of converts from Anglicanism. Prior to entering into full communion with the Church, Fr. Davis was an Episcopal priest serving parishes that included St. Stephen’s Parish – a historic Anglo-Catholic parish on the Brown University campus in Providence Rhode Island, and Canon Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri at St. Michael’s Church in Independence, Missouri. Fr. Davis is married and has three adult children. He enjoys leading pilgrimages (to the Holy Land, Rome, Turkey) and section-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Marlon De La torre
MA, MEd.
Director of Catechist Formation, Children’s Catechesis and Secretary for the Pastoral Provision for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. I have over sixteen years experience in the areas of Catechesis and Catholic Education having served as Diocesan DRE for the Diocese of Memphis, Principal and Chair of Catechesis for Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic High School-Diocese of Memphis and Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Rev. Evan Patrick Harkins
BA, MA, MDiv
Ordained a priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in 2010.  Currently Parochial Vicar at St. Therese in Parkville, Missouri.

 

 

Jude A. Huntz
M.A. Pastoral Studies – Loyola University Chicago, M.A. Humanities – University of Dallas, B.A. Philosophy and Classics – Canisius College
Chief of Staff, Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Teacher of the Year, State of Missouri 2005
Married to my wife Cristen for 13 years
We have two kids – Paden ( age  8 ) and Simon ( age  2 )

 Stephanie A. Mann
Author, Blogger, and Presenter
Stephanie A. Mann earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English Language and Literature from Wichita State University, after attending the School of the Magdalen and Kapaun-Mount Carmel High School. She has taught English and History classes at Wichita State University and Newman University, RCIA Ministry and Spirituality Core courses at the Spiritual Life Center in the Religious Studies Program, and various topics in the RCIA program at her home parish, Blessed Sacrament. She is working on a second book (book proposal accepted by publisher!) on the stories of the English Catholic Martyrs during the reigns of Henry VIII through Charles II. She is a member of the Kansas Authors Club and the Catholic Writers Guild.

Claude R. Sasso, Ph.D.
Ph.D. History, Masters in Theology 
Dr. Sasso currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Evangelization and Catechesis for the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri. He is married and has three children, and five grandchildren. He has been active for years in his parish, offering Bible studies, Church history classes, lectio divina and other classes and currently teaches courses for the Bishop Helmsing Institute, an apostolate of the diocese.

Rev. Dylan Schrader
M.A., M.Div., B.A.
Father Dylan Schrader is a priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri. He is currently the parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City.

 

 

Rev. Joseph Totton
MDiv. STB
A parish priest ordained in 2004, Father Totton has served the past five years as Pastor of St. James Parish in St. Joseph, Missouri. He previously served as Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Parish in Kansas City, Missouri, and as Parochial Administrator for Immaculate Conception Parish in Lexington, Missouri.  Fr. Totton has always taken a keen interest in the Sacred Liturgy, particularly the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as the principal encounter between the Christ’s Faithful and His Divine Presence. Trained in both forms of the Roman Rite, he has offered Mass in the Extraordinary Form (“Traditional Latin Mass”) since 2007. Additionally, Fr.Totton regularly offers Mass in the Ordinary Form, employing both Latin and the English vernacular. In his spare time, Fr. Totton enjoys bicycling as well as playing recreational ice hockey and racquetball.

 



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