The Most Rev. Fortunatus M. Lukanima
Archbishop Emeritus of Arusha, Tanzania, Archbishop Lukanima has been a priest for more than 40 years. He headed the Archdiocese of Arusha, in the north of Tanzania, from 1989 until 1998. Archbishop Lukanima remains very active in charitable works in Tanzania, a largely agricultural country whose people have been adversely affected by recent droughts. He has been a champion of the poor and is deeply devoted to Our Lady of Fatima.
The Most Rev. Paul Khoarai
Bishop Emeritus of Leribe, Lesotho, Bishop Khoarai is revered in his African homeland as a tireless fighter for justice. He remains very active in social work among the poor. Bishop Khoarai is a strong proponent of the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart.
Mr. Tornielli reports on the Holy See for the major Italian newspaper Il Giornale. He maintains a widely read daily blog called Sacri palazzi (Sacred Palaces). Recognized as one of the foremost Vaticanistas - experts on the Vatican - in the world, Mr. Tornielli co-authored the recent book Attack on Ratzinger. It details 12 episodes in which Pope Benedict was vilified or derided by those outside and, in many cases, inside the Church. Mr. Tornielli examines the animus behind these attacks. Blessed Jacinta told us to pray for the Holy Father very much, for he would have much to suffer. Mr. Tornielli tells of how this suffering is unfolding now.
Christopher Ferrara, J.D.
Christopher A. Ferrara earned his Baccalaureate and Juris Doctor degrees from Fordham University. He is President and Chief Counsel of the American Catholic Lawyers Association. Mr. Ferrara has written extensively on Catholic issues. His articles have appeared in The Latin Mass and The Remnant, and other publications. He authored several books, including The Secret Still Hidden. He has translated into English Antonio Socci's book, Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima. He also debated Giuseppe De Carli at last May's conference in Rome - The Fatima Challenge. The results of that historic debate are detailed in Mr. Ferrara's account "Vindication". It changed the landscape of the Fatima controversies forever.
Mr. Rodari reports on the Holy See for the major Italian newspaper Il Foglio. He also maintains a widely read daily blog called Palazzo apostolico (Apostolic Palace). Along with Andrea Tornielli, he is among the acknowledged experts on the Vatican. With Mr. Tornielli, he co-authored Attack on Ratzinger. The book has as its subtitle: Accusations and Scandals, Prophecies and Plots. Mr. Rodari draws on his inside knowledge of Vatican meetings and documents to draw a vivid picture of how the most sensational happenings in this recent pontificate unfolded. He will share with the conference his expertise and insights on the papacy and the state of the Church.
Glauco Benigni is a specialist in mass communications and has long since been working in RAI. He has worked with the Murdock broadcaster group in the past. Recently he has had a lot of success with his book YouTube La Storia which points out the strong impact YouTube has had on communications in these last years, and the versatility of such a phenomena that can cover almost all issues in the world. Since December 2009 he is the Vice President of the Association Megachip democracy in communications. In his book Gli Angeli Custodi del Papa Benigni asks: "Who are the men that watch over the Pope's security? Who are those people that in the shade of history live so to avoid any kind of risk connected to both his private and his public life of his Holiness?"
Father Paul Kramer
Lecturer and author of numerous articles on the Catholic Faith and on the subject of Fatima. Father Kramer received his B.Ph., S.T.B. from the Angelicum in Rome and his Master of Divinity at Holy Apostles College in Connecticut. He authored the book The Theological Vindication of Roman Catholic Traditionalism and the vastly updated edition of his book entitled The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy. He also compiled the compelling book The Devil's Final Battle.
Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.D. (Cand.)
Heads one of the world's largest Fatima apostolates with several offices around the globe. He lectures throughout North America and Overseas on the whole truth about Fatima, and is publisher of The Fatima Crusader magazine. He also produced the television program Fatima: The Moment Has Come, The Truth In Crisis and the radio program Heaven's Peace Plan. He is the principal author of the book World Enslavement or Peace ... It's Up to the Pope.
Father Patrick Perez
Father Perez is a theologian and an expert on the Roman rite of the Mass. He is known for his insights into the relationship between the departure from that rite and modern errors in the Church. He has lectured on the mounting danger of delaying the Consecration of Russia asked for by Our Lady of Fatima.
Writer, researcher, catechist, editor of the monthly journal, Catholic Family News. His articles have also appeared in publications such as Christian Order, The Fatima Crusader and The Angelus. He is author of the books Close-ups of the Charismatic Movement and The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita: A Blueprint for the Subversion of the Catholic Church. He has been interviewed by various news agencies around the world, including the BBC.
Edwin Faust is a Catholic essayist, speaker and commentator. His articles have appeared in The Remnant, The Angelus, Catholic Family News, Latin Mass magazine and The Fatima Crusader. He has addressed Catholic conferences throughout the country on a wide range of topics relating to the Catholic Faith. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He recently retired from a career in the secular press, during which time he worked as a reporter and news editor. He now devotes himself full time to Catholic journalism.
John F. Salza, J.D.
John Salza is an attorney and noted Catholic apologist, writer and speaker. He is the author of many best-selling books including The Biblical Basis for... series on apologetics, Masonry Unmasked, Why Catholics Cannot Be Masons, and The Mystery of Predestination. He is the creator of the popular apologetics site www.ScriptureCatholic.com He is a frequent guest on Catholic Radio and has his own daily radio feature on Relevant Radio called Relevant Answers. He is a guest columnist for The Remnant newspaper, the author of articles on Catholic apologetics for Catholic Family News and has appeared numerous times on EWTN.
Dr. Bruce Walters, M.D.
Dr. Walters is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director for the Ottawa County Community Mental Health System in Michigan. He also serves as psychiatrist and medical consultant for Livingston County Catholic Charities and outpatient psychiatrist for a third-party-free, low-cost Catholic clinic, St. Luke Hometown Healthcare in Brighton, Michigan. He is a close student of the Message of Fatima as it relates to the economic and geopolitical problems we are currently facing. Dr. Walters is preparing to publish a novel, Russian Sunrise that demonstrates how the resolution of these problems can be accomplished by complying with the request of Our Lady of Fatima that the Pope and the bishops consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.
Publisher of The Remnant, founded by his late father, Walter Matt, in 1967. Mr. Matt is carrying on a family tradition of Catholic journalism that began with the Matt family's publication of The Wanderer, from which his father broke in a dispute over the New Mass. His publication has steadfastly promoted the Traditional Latin Mass and the Fatima Message.
Director of the St. Joseph Institute in Prague, a Catholic enterprise with particular focus on Catholic education, family life and Catholic social teaching. Publisher of a Catholic bimonthly Te Deum. Mr. Semin is an insightful commentator on geopolitics, the European Union and current events as they relate to Church teaching, especially the Message of Fatima.
Author of various books exposing the New Age Movement and feminism, she holds a Master of Science degree, and is an internationally-known writer and lecturer. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Family News, Christian Order, The Homiletic and Pastoral Review and other publications.
Peter Chojnowski, Ph.D.
Noted lecturer and author whose articles have appeared in various Catholic journals including The Angelus, Faith and Reason, and The Review of Metaphysics. Dr. Chojnowski is also an expert on the current economic crisis and has written about it extensively in Catholic Family News.
Dott. Maurizio d'Orlando
Mr. d'Orlando is an economic and news analyst for Asia News. A widely read and respected commentator on Church affairs in Asia, as well as a keen observer of economic trends, Mr. d'Orlando will examine the world's fragile financial condition and what can be done to avert disaster. He is a staunch advocate of the Fatima Message and believes that global problems that portend unthinkable catastrophes can no longer be averted by the exercise of human prudence and political policy but only by invoking Divine aid.