Fr. Paul deLadurantaye

Father deLadurantaye was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. He studied at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1988, he served at St. Bernadette’s in Springfield and then as Associate Director of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington before earning his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family.  He has served in a variety of capacities at Queen of Apostles Church in Alexandria and at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale.  Father deLadurantaye teaches at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria and the Marymount University Catholic School Leadership Program in Arlington.  He belongs to the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, is on the board of trustees at Catholic Distance University in Hamilton, serves on the Presbyteral Council, and is a member of the College of Consultors.  He has served as a diocesan judge since 1999 and is also the diocesan censor, reviewing texts for doctrinal accuracy.  He has published several articles in Catholic journals including the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, TheLinacre Quarterly, and The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.  Father deLadurantaye is currently in residence at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.