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Living Faith, Living Faith Kids and La Fe Viva

Aileen O’Donoghue

Aileen O’Donoghue Aileen O’Donoghue is an active research astronomer and professor of physics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Author of The Sky is Not a Ceiling (Orbis Books), Aileen gives talks and retreats on the “Cosmos Within” exploring the spiritual implications of modern...

Amy Welborn

Amy Welborn Amy Welborn is the author of over 20 books on Catholic life and spirituality, including four titles in the Loyola Kids series, The Words We Pray, Wish You Were Here and, most recently, Grace-Filled Days: 2019 (Loyola Press, July 2019). She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with the...

Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch Catherine A. Welch is an award-winning children’s book author with 23 books to her credit. She is a former instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature and has given writing workshops to children and teachers. In her article, “Devotionals in the Classroom: A Way to...

Connie Clark

Connie Clark Connie Clark has been the editor of Living Faith Kids since 2015. She also writes books for kids, families, teachers, and catechists. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she spends most of her time in Southern California with her family and their calico cat...

David Mead

David Mead David Mead has worked for 30+ years in Christian publishing with a focus on educational and devotional resources for children. He has authored dozens of story and activity booklets and created The Bedbug Bible Gang booklet and television...

Deborah Meister

Deborah Meister I have been a Living Faith reader since 1989, when I received my first copy from Sr. Kathy Avery, OSM, then school principal of St. Francis of Assisi School in Pikeville, KY. It is a great privilege to have been a former editor of Living Faith and to continue as a regular...

Elizabeth Duffy

Elizabeth Duffy Elizabeth Duffy is a mother, writer, musician, and student oftheology. Her essays have appeared in Image Journal, Good Letters, Patheos, and Catholic Educator. Her recordings with the musical folk duo, Sister Sinjin, can be found atsistersinjin.bandcamp.comand on all streaming...

Fr. James McKarns

Fr. James McKarns Fr. James McKarns is a retired pastor and author of books on Scripture, homiletics and self-help. He has contributed to Living Faith for more than 25 years and lives in Louisville, OH. I was raised on a 300-acre dairy and beef cattle farm in Northeastern Ohio. My childhood...

Fr. Joe Kempf

Fr. Joe Kempf Fr. Joe Kempf is pastor at Most Sacred Heart Church in Eureka, Missouri. He is the second of six children, and someone whose love of God shows forth in an enthusiasm for life. In everything he does, Fr. Joe brings a love of storytelling, a heart for God's people, and a desire to...

Fr. Kenneth Grabner, C.S.C.

Fr. Kenneth Grabner, C.S.C. Fr. Kenneth Grabner is a Holy Cross priest who has directed Mission Effectiveness programs for several hospitals and has taught theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is presently a chaplain at Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, and is the author of several...

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