Rita Buettner

Rita and her husband, John, adopted their two sons, ages 6 and 4, as toddlers from China.

She writes about adoption, parenting after infertility, and other topics relevant to Catholic families. Follow her on Twitter: OpenWindow_CR or email her at openwindowcr@gmail.com

Robyn Barberry

Robyn Barberry is a high school and college English teacher and mother of two young sons.

Dr. H. P. Bianchi

Dr. H. P. Bianchi is an assistant professor of history at a local community college, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization and Asian history. He received his master’s degree in modern German history from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from The Catholic University of America. His research focuses on the question of secularization in Britain and the United States.

Dr. Bianchi is happily married and the father of two boys. When not working, you might find him perusing one of his interests in gardening, disc golf, hiking, cooking and traveling.

Christopher Gunty

Gunty is associate publisher/editor of the Catholic Review.

Patti Murphy Dohn

Patti Murphy Dohn serves as Campus Minister for The John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD. Committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth and their families, she has served the school community since 1981.  She serves on the Screening Board for the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations and is a former board member for the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, MD. 

She can be reached at: pattimurphydohn@gmail.com

Wendy Stewart

Wendy Stewart is a native of Baltimore and an adult convert to the Catholic Church. As a life coach and personal trainer, she works with families, children, and singles to bring together all aspects of their lives to be happy and healthy in body, mind and spirit. You can contact her for individual or group coaching at http://wendystewartwellness.com or nutritioncoachwendy@yahoo.com.

Evan Zimmer

Evan Zimmer is a senior at Calvert Hall College High School and attends St. Margaret Church. He has been interning for The Catholic Review for the past year.

Maria Wiering

Maria Wiering moved to Baltimore from Washington, D.C., after joining the Catholic Review staff in 2012. A native of Minnesota, Maria takes every opportunity to explore Maryland’s history and culture as she makes the Charm City her home. Contact her at mwiering@catholicreview.org.

Deacon Brent L. Heathcott

Deacon Brent L. Heathcott was ordained a deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in May 2011. He is assigned to Our Lady of the Fields parish in Millersville. His primary vocation is as husband and father to five children. He can be reached at brent.heathcott@archbalt.org.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams is the Web editor for the Catholic Review.

Paul McMullen

Paul McMullen is managing editor of the Catholic Review.

Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer is the former social media coordinator of Catholic Review Media.

Elizabeth Lowe

Elizabeth Lowe is a native Baltimorean who joined the Catholic Review as a staff writer in 2012. Follow her on Twitter: @ReviewLowe

George Matysek

George P. Matysek Jr. is the assistant managing editor of The Catholic Review in Baltimore.

Recent Comments

Thank you, Kathleen! Yes, we are just barely having spring here, but we'll take it! I struggle so much with all the different passwords. I can't wait until I can use a fingerprint or something I don't have to remember! Hope you enjoy more than just potatoes and milk today! :)


What an adorable set of QTs! Although you know most of the country is salivating with jealousy at the fact that it actually *is* spring where you are! :) Those password questions are a great idea...in theory. Passwords are a bane of my existence. We've been problem solving how to keep them straight. The review of Frozen made me laugh. And as for the dietary stuff, I like yours better. :)