John Paul ShimekVatican Journalist
John Paul Shimek is a veteran Vatican journalist. He was accredited to the Holy See Press Office in March 2013. And, he holds advanced graduate degrees in Roman Catholic Theology and Political, Legal, and Moral Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His degrees were presented to him in the names of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl. <br /> <br /> He has served as a special assistant to the now-Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And, he has provided advisory counsel to numerous Church and civic leaders, including Victoria Thorn of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican and the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.<br /> <br /> John Paul makes regular appearances in the national and international news media where he has been interviewed on a variety of television, radio, and podcast programs and has published expert analysis and commentary both on-line and in print. He has written and spoken on a wide spectrum of theological and public forum topics for such media outlets as the Catholic News Agency, Catholic World Report, the National Catholic Register, Crisis Magazine, and CatholicVote.org, among others.<br /> <br /> Readers can visit him at www.pilgrimjournalist.com, like him and friend him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@pilgrimjournal), and join his circle on Google+. He welcomes e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org.