Gail Buckley Barringer is the founder and president of Catholic Scripture Study International. CSS, as it is better known, has tens of thousands of participants in the U.S. and in 40 countries. The commentaries in the CSS studies are written by well-known Catholic authors and Scripture Scholars such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea and Steve Ray. Video lectures that accompany the studies are done by Catholic priests, including Fr. Patrick Winslow, Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Fr. Frank Pavone.
In addition to managing CSS, Gail is the president of the Catholic Leadership Conference and serves on the board of directors of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) as well as the Board of Reference of PureHope, a division of the National Coalition for Protection of Children and Families. In 2009, Gail was inducted into the Equestrian Order of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre, an ancient order under the Papacy. Gail was the host of the national radio show,"The Bible Lady" on Radio Maria for six years. She also has a weekly "Bible Lady" segment on the EWTN/Ave Maria radio show, "The Catholic Connection" with Teresa Tomeo
Gail has been a speaker at several national Catholic conferences and a featured guest on many Catholic radio shows including Catholic Answers Live, Ave Maria radio: Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Al Kreska in the Afternoon; EWTN's Deep in Scripture program with Marcus Grodi, Catholic Insight with Tom Curran, Sacred Heart Radio, Relevant radio and others. She has also been a featured guest on EWTN's television shows "The Journey Home", "EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa", "Bookmark" with Doug Keck and "The Catholic View for Women" and profiled in The National Catholic Register, Lay Witness and Envoy magazines. In May 2009, Gail was invited to the Vatican by the Papal Foundation for a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI whereby she presented the Holy Father with a CSS study and received his apostolic blessing.