Image result for David Mills first thingsThe Editor of the Momento Mori project, David Mills has extensive experience in publishing and writing. He has been editor of theological magazines, editor of Touchstone and executive editor of First Things. He currently serves as editorial director of Ethika Politika and a contributing editor for several magazines. He writes a weekly column for Aleteia as well as regular articles for Commonweal, the Human Life ReviewNational ReviewThe StreamThe New Oxford Review, and Crux. Along with editing C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness, he has copied edited numerous scholarly collections and monographs. David has written two books of popular theology, Knowing the Real Jesus and Discovering Mary. He is married, with four children, three grown. He can be bribed with craft beers and bookstore gift cards.




For over a decade Patrick Langdale Hough has worked at the intersection of venture philanthropy, research, and cultural entrepreneuriship, directing and advising unique projects within and alongside leading research universities in the United States and United Kingdom. He serves on the governing and advisory boards of various foundations and grassroots organizations that share a fundamental desire to further deeper understandings of the human person and the common good.  He studied classics and medieval studies at Princeton University and theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently Executive Director of Elm Institute.

John Henry Crosby is a translator, writer, and cultural entrepreneur. He is founder and president of the Hildebrand Project, which advances the tradition of personalist thought and witness, especially as developed by Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II). He has a special interest in the role of beauty in an integral vision of human flourishing. He is the editor and translator of several volumes, including Hildebrand’s anti-Nazi papers, My Battle Against Hitler (Random House 2016), and is a visiting fellow at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Rev. Paul Scalia grew up in the Diocese of Arlington and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Since his ordination in 1996 he has served as parochial vicar at several parishes and as pastor of Saint John the Beloved in McLean. He currently serves as the Episcopal Vicar for Clergy. He has written for various publications and is a frequent speaker on matters of faith and doctrine. Father Scalia’s first book, That Nothing May Be Lost, was published by Ignatius Press in 2017.

Helen M. Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason University, Professor Alvaré taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion, and the First Amendment religion clauses.  She is faculty advisor to the law school’s Civil Rights Law Journal, president of the Chiaroscuro Institute, chair of the Catholic Women’s Forum, and an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, D.C.). She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as a speaker and a delegate to various United Nations conferences concerning women and the family. Professor Alvaré is the co-author of the open letter Women Speak for Themselves, as well as the co-author and editor of the book Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves (2012). Professor Alvaré publishes news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Examiner. She received her JD from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.