Speaker Biographies

Bob McCarty, D.Min.

Bob McCarty recently transitioned from his service as the Executive Director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, where he started in 1997. Bob has been in professional youth ministry since 1973, serving in diocesan, parish, school, and community programs.... MORE

Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi

Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi

Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi, CMS is our Director of Hispanic Outreach. After graduating in Social Work at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain, she ministered for 17 years in Peru and in Colombia. While in Peru, she got a Master Degree... MORE

Vicki Schieber

Vicki Schieber

Vicki Schieber is CMN’s Education Director and co-founder of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and is a noted advocate for death penalty repeal. Vicki Schieber’s daughter, Shannon, was raped and murdered on May 7, 1998 while finishing her first year... MORE

Karen Clifton

Karen Clifton is the Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty. She began her work against the death penalty in 1996 in Houston, Texas, when her social justice and advocacy projects intersected with those of... MORE

Terri Steinberg

Terri is a member of Virginians for Alternatives for the Death Penalty, Journey of Hope from Violence to Healing and is proud to be a part of Catholic Mobilizing Network Speakers Bureau. Terri Steinberg lives in Fairfax, VA with her... MORE

Dale Recinella

Dale Recinella, author of Now I Walk on Death Row: A Wall Street Finance Lawyer Stumbles into the Arms of a Loving God (Chosen Books: April 2011) and The Biblical Truth about America’s Death Penalty (Northeastern University Press: 2004), “Ending the Death Penalty:... MORE

Dr. Susan Ward Recinella

Dr. Recinella speaking at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmittsburg, Md., on April 11, 2011. Dr. Susan Ward Recinella, awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Nova University, School of Psychology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1986), is licensed in Florida... MORE

Dr. Trudy Conway

Dr. Trudy Conway is a Professor of Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland; prior to that position she taught at Shiraz University in Iran. Her Ph.D. is from Fordham University. She has published three books, “Wittgenstein on... MORE

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions.  She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry.  She considers herself... MORE

Msgr. Stewart Swetland

Celebrated Catholic media personality, Msgr. Swetland, hosts the EWTN television show Catholicism on Campus and Go Ask Your Father on Relevant Radio. He is also the seventh President of Donnelly College in Kansas City, KS, a Professor of Leadership and... MORE