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.
-My Miraculous Story: From Methodist to Catholicism: In this talk, Gail tells how her conversion began at age fifteen when she found a Miraculous Medal on
Mother’s Day and culminated 30 years later when she went through a profound, overnight conversion of heart and how God used the Miraculous Medal to lead her home, to His Church.
-The CSS Story: From My Conversion to My Calling: In this talk Gail begins with her conversion of heart and leads into God calling her to start a Bible study program that culminated in her founding Catholic Scripture Study International, an in-depth Bible study program with commentaries written by Catholic scholars such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Mike Aquilina and others. This was the start of her journey which led her to being asked by a major Catholic publisher to put together a study bible (The Catholic Scripture Study International Bible which has become a best selling bible) to hosting a weekly live show on Radio Maria (The Bible Lady Show) and having a weekly “Bible Lady” segment on Ave Maria radio’s Catholic Connection show with Teresa Tomeo.
-Where Did We Get the Bible?: It seems that many Protestants and even Catholics don’t have a clue as to where or how we got the Bible. Gail addresses the myths about the Bible and how the bible as it is today came to be. Citing dates and data she shows how New Testament was written by Catholics and that it was the Catholic Church that determined which books were inspired and worthy to be put in the canon of Scripture.
-Fascinating Facts Found in the Bible: Gail cites many fascinating facts, as well as humorous things found in Scripture from how God fashioned
the first “boxer briefs” for men to talking donkeys to how men escape a nagging wife.
-Bible Typology: In this talk Gail explains what Typology is and how “types” in the Old Testament foreshadow things in the New Testament such as how Noah and the Ark foreshadow baptism and how Adam was a type of Christ.
-The Amazing Book of Exodus: Murder, Idolatry, Plagues, Miracles and More: You’ll be amazed at how exciting the book of Exodus is when you hear this talk. It not only sounds like a
modern day soap opera but it’s true and it’s amazing. In this talk you’ll learn many fascinating things such as how God chose a murderer to speak for him and how the first Passover foreshadows the Eucharist.
-The Reformation: What Really Happened and Where Do We Go From Here?: Did the Reformation start with Martin Luther? Why did it end up as it did? Was Martin Luther excommunicated? What were the problems? Is it faith or Works or both? How has the Reformation affected Christianity? What can we do to help solve the problems and misunderstandings that have occurred? Gail answers all these questions and more about the Protestant “Revolution”.