about david scott

David Scott is a Los Angeles-based independent scholar, writer, and editor with a special interest in religion and culture. In a career that spans more than two decades, he has published hundreds of articles in journals and periodicals in the United States and abroad.

His essays and reporting have appeared in the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, as well as in National ReviewCommonwealCrisisInside the VaticanNational Catholic RegisterU.S. CatholicWashington Report on Middle East Affairs,  GodspyBeliefnetCatholic News Service, and elsewhere.

Scott’s books include: The Love That Made Mother Teresa (2014); The Catholic Passion: Rediscovering the Power and Beauty of the Faith (2005); Praying in the Presence of the Lord with Dorothy Day (2002), and Weapons of the Spirit: The Selected Writings of Father John Hugo (1997), co-written with Mike Aquilina. One of Scott’s essays was chosen for inclusion in The Best Catholic Writing 2005.

In recent years, Scott has served as a consultant to leaders in the Catholic Church in the United States, collaborating with them to produce books, speeches, essays, Scripture studies, and more.

Currently, Scott serves as Vice Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, responsible for strategic direction of all external and internal communications for the country’s largest Catholic archdiocese.

Scott served as editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency and EWTN News from 2010-2012. With news bureaus in North and South America and Europe, Catholic News Agency is one of the largest and fastest growing independent Catholic media outlets in the world. EWTN News is the news arm of EWTN Global Catholic Network, which provides multimedia services to more that 140 countries and territories and is the world’s largest religious media company.

From 2002–2010, Scott served as editorial director for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a research and educational institute, and as managing editor of Letter & Spiritan academic journal of Catholic biblical theological theology edited by Scott Hahn.

From 1993–2000 Scott served as editor of Our Sunday Visitor, the nation’s largest circulation independent Catholic newspaper. He also served as a contributing editor for Godspy.com.

Scott holds an advanced degree in Religion and the Bible. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah and their five children.

To read an interview with David Scott, see here.


with Pope Saint John Paul II & Greg Erlandson (Papal Chapel 1999)
with Sofia Cavaletti, Scott Hahn, and Mike Aquilina (Rome, 2003)

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