Timothy Michael Dolan is the oldest of five children born to Robert and Shirley Dolan. After elementary education at Holy Infant Grade School in Ballwin, Missouri, and seminary formation in St. Louis and at the North American College in Rome, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1976. His priestly assignments include service in three parishes, graduate studies leading to a doctorate in Church history at The Catholic University of America, secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington, and a return to Rome as rector of the North American College. In 2001, he was ordained auxiliary bishop of his home archdiocese of St. Louis, then nominated Archbishop of Milwaukee by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of New York in 2009. His national appointments include Chairman of the Board of Catholic Relief Services, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 2012.
The Most Reverend Edward M. Rice was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John L. May on January 3, 1987. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title Monsignor, July 2, 2008. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was the ordaining prelate on January 13, 2013 for his Episcopal Consecration.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Before his conversion to Catholicism, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. Fr. Calloway has written many academic articles and is the editor of two books: The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church (Marian Press, 2004) and The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body (Marian Press, 2005). He is also the author of Purest of All Lilies: The Virgin Mary in the Spirituality of St. Faustina (Marian Press, 2008) and the Catholic bestseller, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy (Marian Press, 2010). Fr. Calloway’s latest book is titled Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest (Marian Press, 2013).
"So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come."
-2 Corinthians 5:17