Rev. Dennis Billy, Class of 1971

A prolific writer and acclaimed lecturer, Reverend Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss. R., was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1980, and is currently the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology, Professor, and Scholar-In-Residence at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA.  He also serves as the Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundations in Mishawaka, IN.

For more than twenty years, he taught the History of Moral Theology and Christian Spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, where he reached the rank of Ordinary (Full) Professor.

Fr. Billy graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to receive four master’s degrees, as well as doctorates from prestigious institutions including:  Harvard University, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas, and The Graduate Theological Foundation.

He is the author of numerous books and articles including Soliloquy Prayer: Unfolding Our Hearts to God, which was selected by U. S. Catholic magazine as a Top Ten “must read” book of 1998.  His most recent books are C.S. Lewis on the Fullness of Life:  Longing for Deep Heaven (Paulist Press, 2009) and The Beauty of the Eucharist:  Voices from the Church Fathers (New City Press, 2009).

His most recent work, Prayer and the Spiritual Life, which was published Jan 9, 2013 was called “a remarkable new course.” In it, Fr. Billy delves into one of the most vital aspects of the Christian life: prayer.