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Born of Italian heritage in Columbus, Ohio, September 28, 1946. Ordained a priest of Holy Cross in 1979 in the Basilica of The Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.


things he enjoys

I like to eat and make pasta, bake Italian pastries, play scrabble online, and take walks. When I listen to music it includes classical, rock and roll and classic country. Watching funny YouTube videos like the old “Burns and Allen” sitcoms of the fifties is also fun for me.

academic background

  • Guidance and Counseling,
    Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan 1975
  • Theology, University of Notre Dame,
    Notre Dame, Indiana, 1978
  • Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University,
    Baltimore, 1990
  • Doctor of Psychology, California Coast University,
    Santa Ana, California, 2010

professional background

  • School teacher 7th through 12th grades
  • Work with juvenile offenders School administrator
  • Parish work
  • Fifth Step Listener at the Betty Ford Center
    in Rancho Mirage, California
  • Retreat work
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Spiritual direction