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Christopher West

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Christopher West – renowned educator and best-selling author – serves officially as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, PA. His popular week-long courses offered through the Institute continue to draw students from around the globe.  He’s appeared on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, and numerous national radio shows. His multiple books, study guides, and audio and video programs reach an international audience. His May 7, 2009 appearance on ABC Nightline led to a flurry of discussion and debate in the blogosphere.  Professors Janet Smith, Michael Waldstein, Michael Healy, Father Thomas Loya, and Christopher’s own Ordinary Bishop Kevin Rhoades, along with Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, have all published strong defenses of Christopher’s teachings about John Paul II’s theology of the body.  Christopher lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and their five children.  He joins us now from the lush green hills of Pennsylvania.

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