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Mike Aquilina


Mike Aquilina is the author of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. The Fathers of the Church and The Mass of the Early Christians are considered standard textbooks in universities and seminaries. Mike’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, from Spanish and Hungarian to Polish and Braille. The Grail Code has appeared in ten languages since its publication in 2006. Mike has co-authored works with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, theologian Scott Hahn, historian James Papandrea, composer John Michael Talbot, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Dion.

In 2011 Mike was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Leadership Institute. He wrote the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011.

Since 2002 Mike has collaborated closely with the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, which he has served as an executive and trustee. He is past editor of New Covenant: A Magazine of Catholic Spirituality (1996−2002) and The Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper (1993−1996). He is also a poet and songwriter whose work has been recorded by Grammy Award−winning artists Dion and Paul Simon.

Mike and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1985 and have six children, who are the subject of his book Love in the Little Things.

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