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The Reverend Peter M.J. Stravinskas was born in Newark, New Jersey, on December 25, 1950. He entered the seminary in 1968 and was ordained a priest in 1977.

Father Stravinskas holds a B.A. degree in Classical Languages and French, an M.A. in School Administration, an M.A. in Biblical Theology, a Doctor of Philosophy in School Administration, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology. He also has earned a Doctorate in Sacred Theology.

He has taught in and administered Catholic educational institutions at the elementary, secondary, university, and seminary levels, serving as Professor of Education, Theology, and Classical Languages.

Father Stravinskas founded The Catholic Answer in 1987, editing that periodical for seventeen years. In 2004, he founded The Catholic Response; he has written or edited fifty-one books and more than 600 articles. He has conducted retreats and lectured in eighty dioceses of the United States and over a dozen abroad.

He is the founder and superior of the Priestly Society of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, a clerical association of the faithful which is committed to Catholic education, liturgical renewal, and the new evangelization. Father Stravinskas is also the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Foundation, an organization providing financial assistance to Catholic high school students and serving as a resource for heightening the Catholic identity of Catholic schools, likewise serving on the Research Faculty of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, England.