Skip to main content


Michael Terheyden

Michael Terheyden was born into a Catholic family, but that is not why he is a Catholic. He is a Catholic because he believes that truth is real, that it is beautiful and good, and that the fullness of truth is in the Catholic Church. However, he knows that God's grace operating throughout his life is the main reason he is a Catholic.

He is greatly blessed to share his faith and his life with his beautiful wife, Dorothy. She is his prayer buddy. They have four grown children and three grandchildren. Michael and Dorothy have lived in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1993.

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida International University. Michael was involved with RCIA for many years. He coordinated RCIA for two years and wrote a manual for the management of the program. He has been on the education committee at his church since 2006, and he is a regular contributor to his parish newsletter.

Michael feels compelled to reach out to others through writing. He believes that we are being desensitized to that which is chaotic, ugly and immoral. He wants to invite others to explore beauty, goodness and truth, to rediscover the reality of the natural law and accept its limits which have the power to free us. He believes it is urgent that we turn back to God and the Church, or we will lose our freedom and our salvation.

More Contributors

Deacon Keith Fournier

Deacon Keith Fournier Editor in Chief at Catholic Online is well known in the Catholic world as well as the broader Christian community. He is a published author with eight books and numerous booklets to his credit. Read More

Randolph W. (Randy) Sly

Randolph W. (Randy) Sly serves as Associate Editor for Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) and CEO for the Catholic Online Virginia Edition - North. Read More

Billy Atwell

Billy Atwell currently serves as Coordinator for The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Read More

Fred Bartels

Fred Bartels is a published author and freelance writer who feels called to inform the world of the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. Read More

Sonja Corbitt

Sonja Corbitt fosters intimacy with God, biblical literacy, and serious Christianity through Scripture studies and multi-media. Read More

Father James Farfaglia

Father James Farfaglia , originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut, is the pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Read More

Jennifer Hartline

Jennifer Hartline is thankful to be Catholic! A native of Michigan, then a transplant to the deserts of AZ and CA, she prefers green, cold climates. Read More

Mark Henry

Mark Henry is a Catholic author, attorney and financial advisor who serves the Catholic community in the areas of estate planning, wealth management and philanthropic advisory services. Read More

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is an American who has spent most of his life living and working in England. Fr Dwight was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. Read More

Michael Terheyden

Michael Terheyden was born into a Catholic family, but that is not why he is a Catholic. He is a Catholic because he believes that truth is real, that it is beautiful and good, and that the fullness of truth is in the Catholic Church. Read More

Leticia Velasquez

Leticia Velasquez Mother to three young daughters and a Literature instructor at a Catholic school, Leticia Velasquez has always loved writing, good literature, and classic films. Read More

Dr. Denton D. & Michelle Weiss

Dr. Denton D. & Michelle Weiss have been happily married for many years and are the proud parents of two adult daughters. Together, they founded Bella Vitae Foundation and Bella Vitae, LLC. Bella Vitae" means "Beautiful Living". Read More

Jorge Guillen

Jorge Guillen Jorge Guillen was born in Bakersfield California on August 21, 1981, from the city of Lamont, California. Read More

Taylor Wilkerson

Taylor Wilkerson Taylor Wilkerson is currently a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a teenager in a secular school, she frequently encounters questions about the Church and the Catholic Faith from her peers. Read More

Adele M. Gill

Adele M. Gill Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN is a lifelong Catholic, a freelance writer and the author of 2 books... Read More


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 1:1--2:2
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Now the earth ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11
My birthright, my cup is Yahweh; you, you alone, hold my lot ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 28:1-10
After the Sabbath, and towards dawn on the first day of the ... Read More

Reading 2, Genesis 22:1-18
It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. ... Read More

Saint of the Day

April 19 Saint of the Day

St. Alphege
April 19: Archbishop and "the First Martyr of Canterbury." He was born in ... Read More