Douglas Bersaw is the founder and President of Loreto Publications and also of IHM Media, and he currently directs both companies. He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1952, and soon moved with his family to the Hudson Valley of New York where he spent most of his childhood years. Inspired by Father Leonard Feeney’s fight to defend the Catholic Faith, he moved to the Boston area to be near the Saint Benedict Center as a young adult.
For over 30 years he was a disciple and close associate of the late Br. Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M. He was instrumental in relocating Saint Benedict Center from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in 1987, and spent many years developing the curriculum and promoting the distribution of the audio courses of the Saint Augustine Institute of Catholic Studies founded by Br. Francis. He has organized, directed, and addressed many Catholic Conferences and has been a high school teacher and businessman during his varied career. For several years he served as the Prefect of the Third Order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and has been exclusively attached to the ancient rite of the liturgy since his youth.
A long time student of all things Catholic, especially history and Catholic social teachings, he is married and lives in Richmond New Hampshire with his wife Kathleen. There they have raised four daughters and have been part of a thriving traditional Catholic community for over 20 years.
Peter E. Chojnowski
Dr. Peter E. Chojnowski has been involved in Catholic Action efforts and academic endeavors for the past 27 years. After graduating with a BA from Christendom College and during the time he was working towards his doctorate in philosophy at Fordham University, Dr. Chojnowski was active in the Pro-Life movement at both the state and national levels. He has taught for 27 years at numerous universities and colleges.
Much of Dr. Chojnowski’s efforts in the past 27 years have been dedicated to writing and publishing over 150 articles, books, and reviews dealing with topics ranging from education to economic issues. He has become known for approaching these wide ranging concerns from the standpoint of the perennial philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
And…he’s been a guest at CRC V, ISOC’s interview series since 2007, and a speaker at other ISOC conferences.
Dr. Chojnowski, who is married and has 6 children, lives with his wife Kathleen on a three-acre farm in Washington State.
Jim Condit, Jr.
Jim Condit, Jr., husband, and father of six children, Jim Condit, Jr. is a 1974 graduate of Xavier University, and has been a multifaceted businessman since that time.
In 1979 he started the Cincinnatus Political Action Committee and made an unsuccessful bid for Cincinnati City Council on a platform of shutting down abortion mills. Undeterred, Condit has run on the Constitution Party several times against Speaker of the House John Boehner, taking advantage of the “Reasonable Access Law” to force radio ads on the air focused on such hot-potato topics as 9-11, US wars in the Middle East, and Israel’s expansionist policies. He plans to run against Boehner again in 2016 in order to continue the ads.
For years Condit has been an avid Catholic political activist and strong advocate for honest vote counting. He is founder of Watch the Vote, an organization that was instrumental at different times in proving vote fraud against such national candidates as Pat Buchanan and in support of Mitt Romney.
Condit was also publisher of All These Things, a periodical that appeared in the 1990s analyzing history and current events in light of the writings of Fr. Denis Fahey, the Kingship of Christ, and the Social Teachings of the Church.
In early 2015 he helped launch a website at networkamerica.org where, through the Precinct system, concerned Americans can organize by state, county, and zip code in order to reclaim local, state, and national governments.
Dr. E. Michael Jones
E. Michael Jones is the editor of Culture Wars magazine and the author of 30 books and e-books, most recentlyBarren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict between Labor and Usury, as well as hundreds of articles. He received his Ph.D. in American literature from Temple University in 1979. His dissertation was subsequently published as The Angel and the Machine: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Rational Psychology. He has taught in both Germany and the United States from fifth grade to the university level.
In addition to his writing and editing, Dr. Jones is a frequent lecturer, to civic, corporate and academic groups on the interface between morals and culture. He has spoken in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia. His talk at Harvard University in the Spring of 1992 on how the civil rights movement destroyed the black family was one of the most controversial of that academic year. In the fall of 2003 he gave a series of lectures in Kenya on African AIDS. In December 2013 he spoke in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow, Torun, and Posen in Poland during a book tour announcing the Polish edition of Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control, a book which influenced the subsequent pastoral of the Polish bishops condemning gender ideology. In February 2013, Dr. Jones addressed the third annual Hollywoodism conference in Tehran, and the following Spring he spoke at the Technological University in Shiraz and before a standing room only crowd in the desert town of Fasa. Dr. Jones is also a frequent commentator on geopolitics and the Middle East for PressTV. In early 2015, Dr. Jones spent five weeks traveling and lecturing in India on the current rape crisis. His account of that trip is now available as an e-book on Kindle under the title Culture Wars in India.
Dr. Jones is the father of five children, grandfather of fourteen, and lives in South Bend, Indiana. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Daniel McAdams is Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ad co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. He served as foreign affairs advisor to US Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, including as editorial page editor of the Budapest Sun. He also served as special rapporteur for the British Helsinki Human Rights Group while based in Europe, monitoring human rights and elections on the ground in various contentious states, including Albania during the 1996-1998 civil unrest, Montenegro, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, and Slovakia. He was a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellow (1998-2000) and an American Swiss Foundation “Young Leader” (2006).
John F. McManus
John F. McManus joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966, serving originally as a field coordinator for several New England states. In 1968, he was transferred to a position at the Society’s national headquarters.
In 1973, Mr. McManus accepted appointment by Robert Welch, the Society’s Founder, as the organization’s Director of Public Relations. In this post, he became and remains the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including C-SPAN, the Larry King Show, and the Pat Buchanan Show. He is one the Society’s few authorized spokesmen.
Mr. McManus has written and produced numerous audiovisual programs. He is in wide demand as a speaker. Books he has written include Financial Terrorism (1993), Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military (1995), William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment (2002), and The Insiders 5th Edition (2004).
In addition to being a regular contributor of articles to The New American magazine, he serves as its Publisher. He is also the Publisher of the Society’s monthly Bulletin sent to all members and subscribers. Mr. McManus was named President of The John Birch Society in 1991.
Born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Massachusetts. He served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years. For six years before accepting a staff position with the Society, he was employed as an electronics engineer.
The father of four and grandparent of several, Mr. McManus has been married to the former Mary Helen O’Reilly of Boston since 1957.
Suzanne Pearson has recently been appointed to the Praesidium of the Kaiser Karl Gebetsliga (Emperor Karl Prayer League), the international organization which received ecclesiastical recognition in 1925 and was named as “Actor” to promote the Cause for Canonization of Emperor Karl. She will serve as a delegate and leader of the League in the United States, where she has already been working for more than a decade to make this last ruler of Austria-Hungary more known and loved.
Miss Pearson spent most of her career in the U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel, while concurrently pursuing a second career as a professional singer and church musician. She has extensively studied many aspects of Catholic faith and history as well as a broader range of historical developments and contemporary issues confronting believers today. In recent years she has spoken on Blessed Karl, and also on the message of Our Lady of Fatima, at events in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Gary Potter, veteran journalist and author, Gary Potter has written for most of the country’s leading conservative or traditional Catholic publications. His special interests are history and the application of the Church’s religious teaching to the political and social domains.
John Sharpe, married and the father of six children, lives in Virginia and is the Managing Director of IHS Press.
He’s a former Navy submarine officer and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in English, and emphasis in political thought and history. He also holds a Master of Arts in History from Old Dominion University, and is a doctoral fellow in the Hagley Program for the History of American Industrialization and Technology at the University of Delaware.
Sharpe co-founded IHS Press in 2001 as the only publisher dedicated exclusively to the social teachings of the Catholic Church. He has re-issued, edited, and annotated works of many of the English writers of the twentieth-century Catholic renaissance.
In addition to his extensive editorial work, Sharpe has addressed numerous Catholic and secular groups across the country and overseas and has contributed to a number of thoughtful and incisive Catholic publications.
He has also been the recipient over the years of numerous honors, awards, grants, and fellowships both academic and military.
Dr. Robert Sungenis
Dr. Robert Sungenis has been an independent Catholic theologian and apologist for the last 22 years. His expertise is in biblical studies, theology and science. He is the director of Catholic Apologetics International Publishing, Inc., for whom he has written over 30 books and hundreds of articles; as well as participating in many formal debates to defend the Catholic faith. He has appeared on various television and radio programs such as EWTN, CNN, the BBC and the Christian Broadcasting Network. He is also the Chairman of Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC in Hollywood, CA, which has recently produced the feature documentary film, The Principle, which has opened in many theaters across the US in the last year and of which Robert is the executive producer. Robert holds a bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in religious studies. He lives with his wife, Maureen, and their 11 children in Pennsylvania.