Fr. John Bartunek, LC
Fr John Bartunek, LC, STL, received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991. After college he worked as a high school history teacher, drama director, and baseball coach. He then spent a year as a professional actor in Chicago before entering the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. He has since received ecclesiastical degrees in philosophy and theology and worked in youth and college ministries. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003. He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller, Inside the Passion, the only authorized, behind-the-scene explanation of the film. Fr John has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He has appeared on Larry King Live, Hannity and Colmes, and the Laura Ingraham radio show. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. His most recent book, published by Circle Press in 2007, is called: The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer. Fr John currently resides in New York, where he is engaged in doctoral research, teaching Ecclesiastical History, and continuing his writing apostolate.
By Fr. John Bartunek, LC on November 7, 2007
Global warming: Is it for real? Is it as bad as some people say it is? And, if it’s bad, what can we do about it? In this lesson we briefly examine the global warming debate and give some suggestions about our attitude as Catholics towards this issue.
By Fr. John Bartunek, LC on May 15, 2007
Ever since the Garden of Eden, the human heart has been a battleground between good and evil. In situations like the Virginia Tech massacre, we see how deeply evil tendencies can affect the human heart, and how much damage they can cause.