For the last twenty years, Dr. Matthew E. Bunson has been active in the area of Catholic Social Communications, including writing, editing and lecturing on a variety of topics related to Church history, the papacy and Catholic culture.
Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is the author or co-author of over forty-five books including: The Pope Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Catholic History, The Encyclopedia of Saints, John Paul II's Book of Saints, Papal Wisdom and The Angelic Doctor, The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas.
In 2005, he authored the first biography of Pope Benedict XVI in the English language. He is also the co-author of the upcoming Encyclopedia of the U.S. Catholic History. Since 1997, he has served as general editor of Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac. In addition, he has been editor of The Catholic Answer Magazine since 2010 and is a professor of History and Church History for the Catholic Distance University in Virginia.
During the 2005 papal interregnum and conclave, Bunson served as a special consultant to USA Today and has appeared as a guest on many television and radio programs, including MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, EWTN, France 24, and Relevant Radio. Aside from his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation, Bunson holds a Bachelor's degree in History, and two Master's degrees in Theology. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies for a Ph.D. in Church History.