James Stone, Biltrix’s main author and editor, earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at Fordham University, in 2008. He teaches theology and critical thinking at Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, GA. Previously, he was a professor of philosophy the Center of Higher Studies in Thornwood, NY, where he taught philosophy of knowledge, logic, and critical thinking. James assists the RCIA team and Baptism Preparation at St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Cumming, GA. He’s also been known to impersonate Frank Sinatra, from time to time.
Fr Jason Smith is a priest with the Legionaries of Christ in New York. After his ordination, in December 2006, Fr Jason dedicated his priesthood to the Catholic formation of youth in the New York and Bridgeport dioceses. He presently preaches retreats and Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, gives spiritual direction in the Tri-State area, and assists at Old Saint Patricks Basilica in Soho, New York City.
Fr Jason contributes to Biltrix with Spiritual Lights — spirituality, photography, prayer, and reflection on daily life, for the busy Catholic on the go.
Artist, designer, and high school art teacher, Alison Batley just finished her M.F.A. in Printmaking at SCAD-Atlanta. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from N.C. State College of Design with a B.A. in Design, received her visual arts teaching certification from Meredith College, and studied two years of Theology at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. She is now serving as the Co-Chair for the global Bioethics Art Competition in conjunction with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.
Her work explores many aspects of what it means to be a human being, utilizing a variety of printmaking techniques and other two and three-dimensional mediums. Through visual metaphors, her work investigates the relationship and interconnectedness surrounding the human experience of love and life in our contemporary age.
Fr Jose LaBoy is our resident theologian. He teaches metaphysics and the philosophy of John Paul II’s personalism at the Legion of Christ’s Center of Higher studies in Thornwood, NY. He has a Master’s degrees in philosophy and theology from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome and is currently working on his doctoral thesis in philosophy. Fr Jose contributes to Biltrix with his insights on The Theologian every Sunday.
Fr Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum, Rome; Visiting Professor, Holy Spirit College Seminary, Hong Kong; Fellow, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights. Fr Joseph’s other interests and hobbies include Chinese style painting, poetry, and calligraphy. We are happy to have him on board as our newest author, writing articles for Biltrix on contemporary bioethical issues.