Fr. Paul deLadurantaye

Father deLadurantaye is the Diocesan Secretary for Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy in the Diocese of Arlington.  Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington and studied for the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Ordained by Pope St. John Paul II in 1988, Father deLadurantaye 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 in Alexandria and at Holy Spirit in Annandale.  Father deLadurantaye is on the faculty of 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, 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, The Linacre Quarterly, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Teologia i Moralnosc.  Father deLadurantaye is currently in residence at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.