Charles Bouchard, OP, STD

AOR Faculty


BA, St. John’s University, Collegeville

MA/MDiv Aquinas Institute of Theology

S.T.D. The Catholic University of America


Fr. Bouchard served as professor of moral theology from 1986 to 2008 and then as President from 1992 to 2008 at Aquinas Institute of Theology.  His original areas of specialization were fundamental moral theology, but he also taught sexual morality Catholic social teaching.

He was Vice President for Theological Education at Ascension Health, Provincial of the Province of St. Albert the Great, and now serves as Senior Director of Theology and Sponsorship at The Catholic Health Association of the United States.

His areas of interest have shifted toward ecclesiology and Catholic health care, especially sponsorship, as well and clinical, ethical and public policy issues for transgender persons.


“Is This a ‘Man from Macedonia’ Moment?: Sponsors and the Crisis in Long Term Care” (with Alec Arnold). Health Progress, Winter 2021.

“Sponsors are Called to be Prophets and Reformers.” Health Progress May-June 2019.

“Health Care Coverage and the Common Good” Health Progress (January-February 2019).

“Making Ministry Whole: How New Juridic Persons are Transforming the Church. Commonweal (November 7, 2019).

“Do the Trump Tradeoffs Jeopardize Fundamental Aspects of our Faith?” NCROnline (June 9, 2020).