Father Scalia is a native of Virginia and grew up in the Diocese of Arlington. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, both in Rome. Since his ordination in 1996 he has served as parochial vicar at Saint Bernadette, Saint Patrick, and Saint Rita parishes. He served as pastor of Saint John the Beloved until 2012, when he was appointed the Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy. He has written for various publications and is a regular contributor to the Arlington Catholic Herald and Encourage and Teach on the diocesan website. He is also a frequent speaker for the Institute of Catholic Culture in Front Royal.