George P. Matysek Jr. has been a member of the Catholic Review staff since 1997, and currently serves as the assistant managing editor.

A graduate of Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex, George holds a bachelor's degree in history and writing from what is now Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and a master's degree in history from UMBC.

A winner of numerous regional, national and international journalism awards, George has reported from Guyana, Guatemala, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

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Those protesters came down on a bus from New Haven, Connecticut. it's a shame they were so motivated to stir trouble. Great coverage, George.


My niece Aubrey was one of those with the headbands, part of a group from Hudson, Ohio- St. Mary's Catholic Church. They were definitely inspiring. Loved their response Love not Hate.


VIDEO REPORT: Mount St. Mary's Seminary is booming

The Jan. 6 issue of The Catholic Review will feature a vocations story about an enrollment boom at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitburg. The nation's second-oldest Catholic seminary is putting up some impressive numbers and producing priests known for their passion and commitment to the church. Look for the story next month. In the meantime, check out this companion video report:


12/28/2010 7:05:14 PM
By George Matysek