About Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly has been the editor-in-chief of From the Housetops magazine and Saint Benedict Center’s monthly Mancipia newsletter since January 2006. He writes the “Kelly Forum” for the latter monogram. Brian was born in 1952 in West Orange, New Jersey. He received his primary education there from the Sisters of Charity at Our Lady of Lourdes school. He graduated in 1970 from the Irish Christian Brother’s Essex Catholic High School in Newark. He spent one year at Kilgore Jr. College in Texas, transferring to Saddleback Jr. College in Mission Viejo, California, in 1972. Prompted by his valiant mother’s insistence, he first visited Saint Benedict Center in Still River, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1973, where he met Father Feeney and the philosopher who was to be his mentor ever since, Brother Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M. Brian spent that two-semester year in Rome studying philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Angelicum. With years of experience in teaching catechetics, including a full course on the Gospels of St. Mark and St. Matthew given to interested adults, Mr. Kelly has been a student/teacher of the Faith for most of his adult life. Having studied theology, New Testament Greek and Latin, and philosophy under the tutelage of Brother Francis, Brian was able to edit many books, including: Father Feeney and the Truth About Salvation by Brother Robert Mary, M.I.C.M., Tert., Brother Francis’ two philosophy books, Introduction to Philosophy (for which he also compiled the Glossary) and Cosmology. He has also edited Brother’s Logic, which has not yet been published. These latter projects were performed around the time that he was editor-in-chief of Loreto Publications (1999-2005). Over the years, Mr. Kelly has spoken many times at the Saint Joseph Forum in Indiana and at two of the Saint Benedict Center Conferences. He has also contributed and will be contributing articles for From the Housetops.



Nigerian Bishop Kidnapped

Spirit Daily: The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State. Bishop Moses Chikwe “is said to have been kidnapped … Continue reading

Saved From a Tsunami: Asian Miracles

Spirit Daily, Michael Brown: [Despite everything — perhaps because of everything — many had a beautiful Christmas experience. Quiet. With a small group of family members. Reflective, hopefully. And full of hope in the face of, and despite, an epidemiological “tsunami.” Remember that actual surge … Continue reading

Who Am I?

My name is mentioned 42 times in the Old Testament and twice in the New. I was born in Mesopotamia in Syria of an illustrious father. I named one of my sons after the Prince of my people. I participated … Continue reading

Who Were the Pilgrims?

Crisis, Patrick J. Walsh: The Pilgrims first sighted land off Cape Cod on November 9, 1620, after spending sixty-five days at sea. They rejoiced, singing Psalm 100, a traditional song of thanksgiving. But as William Bradford recorded in Of Plymouth Plantation, it … Continue reading

Biden Picks Radically Pro-Abortion Becerra to Head HHS

CNA: Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a long track record in taking legal action against pro-life organizations. Report is here.