In 1974 Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., returned to the United States from then-West Germany, where he had completed his doctoral studies in theology under then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger (who would later become Pope Benedict XVI). Previously Father Fessio had been pursuing graduate studies in theology in France, mentored by Father Henri de Lubac, S.J. (later to be made a Cardinal by Pope St. John Paul II). It was Father de Lubac who proposed to Father Fessio that he write his doctoral thesis on the theology of Father Hans Urs von Balthasar, whom Father de Lubac described as 'the greatest theologian or our time...and perhaps of all time'.
Dr. Dan Guernsey is the director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 programs. He is also the founder and principal of a Catholic K-12 classical school in Ave Maria Florida. He has worked in Catholic education for almost 30 years as a teacher and administrator at the K-12 level and as an associate professor of Education and administrator at the university level. He speaks and writes nationally on topics of Catholic education.
Fr. McTeigue's Show Resources:
- Father Robert Gannon, S.J.: The Poor Old Liberal Arts
- Father Robert McTeigue, S.J.: Graduates—Are You Ready for the “Real World”?
- Joseph Pearce: Recommended Reading for the Catacombs
- Father James Schall, S.J.: Another Sort of Learning—How to Get an Education Even in College
- Dr. Anthony Esolen: Liberal Arts and the Christian College in a Post-Christian World
- Annie Holmquist: This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write
- Dorothy Sayers: THE LOST TOOLS OF LEARNING