My name is Christopher Kaczor, and I’m the newly appointed St. Thomas Aquinas Fellow for the Renewal of Catholic Intellectual Life. I’m so delighted to be working with Bishop Barron and Word on Fire to foster the development of the Word on Fire Institute.
When I was an undergraduate student at Boston College, I had the great good fortune to study with Dr. Peter Kreeft and Fr. Ron Tacelli. You may know them from their great book, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith. They really helped me as a college student to grow in faith and in reason. After that, I went to the University of Notre Dame to study for a Ph.D. under the legendary professors Ralph McInerny and Alasdair MacIntyre. They helped me grow so much in understanding the intellectual life and also provided models of how to be a Catholic intellectual. After graduating from Notre Dame, I spent a year post-doc in Germany at the University of Cologne, as well as time as a research fellow at Princeton University and as director of the Honors Program at The Catholic University of America. Now, I’m chair of the department of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University.
I really enjoy writing, so I’ve written or edited sixteen books, including Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity, The Gospel of Happiness, The Seven Big Myths about Marriage, The Ethics of Abortion, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, and Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope and Love. I’m looking forward to fostering a growth of faith and reason for everyone in the Word on Fire, and I’m so grateful to be involved with you in developing it.
May God richly bless you in all that you do.