Fr. Edward Foley, OFM Cap

Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality

Catholic Theological Union

Edward Foley is the Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality and retired Professor of Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he was the founding Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program. 

A member of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order since 1966, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1975.  Among his many degrees, Fr. Foley earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 1975 from St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry in Milwaukee and a PhD in Theology (1987) from the University of Notre Dame.  He is also certified as an on-line instructor (2010) and Institutional Review Board supervisor (2018). He has served as an adjunct professor at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, as well as multiple other universities,  He currently serves as the vice-postulator for the canonization cause of Blessed Solanus Casey.

A specialist in worship and the arts, Foley identifies himself as a practical theologian.  An award winning author, he currently has 31 books in print, and he has also authored over 325 chapters in books, scholarly and pastoral articles. His articles and books have been translated into 9 languages. He has also produced a set of 4 DVDs on the history of Eucharistic theology.

He is a recipient of multiple honors and grants, including a sabbatical grant from the Lilly foundation (2012) and a major award from the John Templeton foundation on preaching and the sciences (2020-2023).  Foley preaches and presides at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago and St. Mary’s Church in Riverside, Illinois.



Msgr. James Ramacciotti

Pastor, St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church

Cardinal Burke Chair of Canon Law, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Reverend Monsignor James Ramacciotti is the Cardinal Burke Chair of Canon Law at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary as well as the pastor at Saint Clement of Rome parish in St. Louis.

A native St. Louisan and priest since 1985, Msgr. Ramacciotti received his Bachelor of Arts from Cardinal Glennon College in 1981, his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Kenrick Seminary in 1986, and his Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1995. His thesis was titled, "The Impediment of Affinity According to the 1917 and 1983 Codes of Canon Law."

He has lectured as adjunct professor of Canon Law at Saint Louis University's School of Law since 2005. and is also a faculty member of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate. Monsignor has served as a judge in the metropolitan tribunal of first instance for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He presently holds the office of Defender of the Bond in the appellate tribunal for the Province of St. Louis.

A prolific lecturer, Msgr. Ramacciotti has given presentations and led discussions on topics from marriage to the genealogy of Jesus to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He was granted Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.

He currently teaches Canon Law at Aquinas Institute as well as at Kenrick-Glennon.