Our Contributors


Luke Arredondo earned his B.A. in Philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary and an M.A. in Theological Studies at Notre Dame Seminary. He is currently a PhD student in the Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy track at Florida State University, where he studies Catholic sexual ethics and Catholic moral theology with Dr. Aline Kalbian. He also writes at his own blog, at Ignitum Today, and Aleteia. His most important work, though, is as a husband to his wife Elena and a father to his three daughters.




Jordan Haddad

Jordan Haddad earned his B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University, his M.A. in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary, and is currently enrolled as a doctoral student of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America. He is a Melkite Catholic from Houma, LA, and is most interested in Systematic Theology, the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic Social Teaching, and the Second Vatican Council. Jordan lives a joyful life with his wife in the Washington, D.C., area, and are expecting their first child in December 2016.





Sarah Denny earned her B.A. in Theology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and M.A. in Theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.  She is currently studying for her PhD in Bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, where she travels a few times a year for intensive classes.  Sarah taught religion to young women for two years at Archbishop Chapelle High School and even co-hosted a Radio Show called “Alive Again” on Catholic Community Radio. She has a Certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center and has worked at the Woman’s New Life Center in many different capacities since 2010.  Seeing the world through the lens of John Paul II’s authentic feminism, Sarah enjoys speaking on various topics related to bioethics, sexual ethics, Theology of the Body, and the gift of woman’s fertility from both a biological and theological standpoint. She currently works as a FertilityCare Practitioner with Hope Woman’s Clinic and hopes to focus her dissertation in the area of authentic women’s healthcare.



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Fr. Alexander Albert is a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette. He was ordained a priest in June of 2016 after receiving an M.A. in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary. He currently serves as the Parochial Vicar for St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia, Louisiana. He takes an interest in Spiritual Theology and has his own blog, Lumen Est, where he posts homilies and analyzes movies.

Website: http://lumenest.fralexanderalbert.com/






Katie Austin has been involved in leadership training, facilitation, and ministry since 1997.  Originally from Lafayette, LA, Katie graduated from Tulane University in Marketing and Business Law.  She earned her Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Civil Law degree from LSU Law Center and completed her M.A. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Dogmatic Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.  After law school, Katie was the Assistant Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.  A former adjunct professor at Notre Dame Seminary and coordinator of the Aquinas Institute, Katie has devoted herself to making intellectual formation readily available to lay Catholics who are hungry to encounter truth.  She is currently working towards an M.S. is Psychology from Divine Mercy University.  Katie now serves as the Campus Minister and Director of Programming at Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette—home of the Ragin’ Cajun Catholics!