John Waldmeir is a professor of religious studies at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where there is an Irish studies program within the Catholic studies program. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the Catholic church in Ireland.
John Littleton is a Catholic priest and director of the Priory Institute in Dublin. He is co-editor of Contemporary Catholicism in Ireland: A Critical Appraisal and Irish and Catholic?: Towards an Understanding of Identity and a frequent commenter on Irish-Catholic life and issues.