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Robert Royal

Author / Historian

Robert Royal is the founder and president of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. The Institute aims to integrate religion into public discourse in a thoughtful and reflective manner.  As editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, Royal frequently writes about how religion intersects with politics, public policy, ethics, and culture.

Royal has written many books, including The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century, The Pope’s Army, and The God That Did Not Fail. His articles have appeared in journals and publications including The Wilson Quarterly, the Catholic Historical Review, The Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the National Review.

Royal earned his B.A. and M.A. at Brown University, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America. He has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island College, and The Catholic University of America.