Meet our editorial staff. If you have any questions or comments, or if you are interested in joining our writing team, please contact us here. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your audience.


Tito Edwards is happily married and manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted completely to his childhood faith that began on the eve of the funeral of Pope John Paul II. He manages ThePulp.it and The American Catholic.

Stacy A. Trasancos is a wife and mother of seven. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University and a MA in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary. She teaches chemistry/physics for Kolbe Academy, Reading Science in the Light of Faith at Holy Apostles, and Theology of Science at Seton Hall University. She is author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki and Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science (Ave Maria Press). Her website is here.


Jean Elizabeth Seah is a Singaporean who read law in Brisbane, ran away to a convent in Perth, plunged into liberal arts in Sydney, sojourned in Melbourne and returned to Brisbane in search of sufficient sunshine. The road is narrow and the path ahead is foggy, but she knows that as long as you hold firmly onto Our Lady’s hand, you’ll make it through! She writes for Aleteia, besides blogging at The Sign of the Cross and Thanks to Catholicism.

Managing Editors

Liesl is a single Catholic woman who hails from the great state of Ohio, but now resides in the just-as-great state of Virginia. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in English Literature in 2009 and from The George Washington University with a M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2011. She spends her days working for the government, and her evenings figuring out what to cook for dinner. In her free time, she enjoys music, running, thrifting, baking, cheering on the Washington Nationals and Ohio State Buckeyes, singing about being sixteen going on seventeen, and making people laugh. You can find her at her blog The Spiritual Workout or on twitter @LieslChirps.

Erin Cain is a writer and editor living in New York City. A New Jersey native and a graduate of Notre Dame, she spent two years working in architecture at Disneyland before moving to New York to pursue book publishing. As a lifelong Catholic, she loves delving deeper into the treasures of her faith, and she is constantly trying (and often failing) to grow in virtue and love. She writes at Work in Progress.

Marissa Standage is simultaneously studying at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Angelicum Academy to earn her bachelor’s in philosophy and theology, and is also currently teaching at Crescenta Valley Latin Academy.  Marissa was home schooled right through high school along with her five younger siblings, and enjoys a deep love for the Catholic faith, family, and education.  Writing has been at the heart of her interests for as long as she can remember, and her greatest inspirations are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald.  Between teaching, college work, and family life, Marissa is striving to listen and discern God’s will, and to work at cultivating the virtues in the midst of this full and wonderful life.

Assistant Editors

William Deatherage is the Executive Director of Clarifying Catholicism, a project aiming to demystify Catholic doctrine. It features over 140 writers from 10 different universities, many of whom hope to contribute to Ignitum Today. Deatherage is a Politics and Theology major (graduating in May 2020) from The Catholic University of America, and he currently serves as the Digital Marketing Assistant for its School of Theology and Religious Studies. He also works as a web manager for the Marriage and Religious Research Institute, podcast editor for the Sacred and Profane Love podcast, and content producer for The Rosary Center. Deatherage’s theological interests include systematic theology, marriage theology, and phenomenology, and he hopes to make a career out of Digital Marketing. His work can be found on his website and his Twitter is @Deatherage97.

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    Charles Darrah Jr

    I just found your site and think it is awesome what you are all doing to keep our generation engaged with our Catholic faith. Thank You for your efforts!!

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