Scott P. Richert

Scott P. Richert
Scott P. Richert. Scott P. Richert

  • Senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor, the world's largest English-language Catholic publisher
  • Over 20 years of writing and editing a variety of Catholic publications.


Scott P. Richert is the senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor, the world's largest English-language Catholic publisher. He is the editor-at-large and former monthly columnist for "Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture" and has over 20 years of experience in print and online publications. 

Richert has published articles, reviews, and commentary in numerous places, including Humanitas, Catholic Answers Magazine, and ThoughtCo. He has been a guest on many radio and television programs, including "Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg" (WGN), "The Tom Clark Show" (Wisconsin Public Radio), "Catholic Answers Live," and "The Catholics Next Door" (Sirius XM).

Richert and his wife Amy homeschooled their eight children using a traditional Catholic curriculum, and Richert has written homeschooling courses for Seton Home Study School, a Catholic homeschooling organization in Front Royal, Virginia.


Richert holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, where he took a number of religious studies courses. In 1992, he received his master's degree in political theory from the Catholic University of America.

Awards and Publications
  • "Today's Writers and Their Works: Bill Bryson"
  • "Shakespeare Explained: King Lear" with Joseph Sobran
  • " Jerusalem, Jerusalem!" with Jr Chilton Williamson

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Read more from Scott P. Richert

  • Businessman in confessional with priest


    Do You Know the Act of Contrition?

  • A man in a cemetery.


    When Is All Souls Day This Year?

  • Holy Spirit Stained Glass Window


    What Is an Aspiration?

  • Senior woman and girl sitting on sofa and praying


    What Is Prayer, and What Does It Mean to Pray?

  • Statue of St. Agnes in the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls, Rome. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)


    The Life of Saint Agnes of Rome, Virgin and Martyr

  • Nativity scene


    Traditional Proclamation of the Birth of Christ

  • All Saints Day


    What Is All Souls Day and Why Do Catholics Celebrate It?

  • Christian Cross atop a Hill Against a Morning Sunrise


    The Connection Between Lent and Fasting

  • Confessionals in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


    Why Must Catholics Go to Confession?

  • The Transfiguration of Christ, 12th century painting


    What Is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ?

  • A crowd celebrating Advent in Salisbury Cathedral


    What Are the Six Seasons of the Catholic Liturgical Year?

  • Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel by Duccio di Buoninsegna


    When Is Christmas Day This Year?

  • A partridge in a pear tree. (Stockbyte/Getty Images)


    The 12 Days of Christmas: Song, Myth, and Reality

  • Saint Andrew Mosaic, Basilica of Sant Vitale


    Saint Andrew, Apostle

  • Albert of of Sternberk's pontifical, Strahov Monastery Library, Prague, Czech Republic


    Scripture Readings for the First Week of Advent

  • London - The detail of tiled mosaic of Ascension of the Lord in church All Saints


    When Is Ascension This Year?

  • Statue of Saint Joseph, Senlis Cathedral


    When Does Saint Joseph's Day Traditionally Fall?

  • Elevation of the Host during Mass at St. Mary's Oratory, Rockford, IL (Photo © Scott P. Richert)


    The Top 10 Differences Between the Old Mass and the New Mass

  • Advent wreath


    Everything You Need to Know About the Catholic Season of Advent

  • Icon - Madonna with child


    Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar (For This and Other Years)

  • The Calling of Saint Matthew (Marinus Claesz van Reymerswaele)


    Who Are the Four Evangelists?

  • Pope Benedict XVI washes feet during the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday 2012.


    What Do Catholics Mean When They Talk About the Triduum?

  • St. John's Church in Kilkenny, Ireland, is one of over 1,000 Irish churches with parish registers online.


    Do You Know the 5 Types of Prayer?

  • Advent wreath with 2 burning candles


    Inspiring Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Advent