Michael P. Foley                        

When the very greatest of things are sought by little men, it often makes them great.

                                                                            —St. Augustine





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Baylor University

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Biographical Note


Michael P. Foley holds a doctorate in Catholic systematic theology and is an associate professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. Before coming to Baylor, he taught at Boston College and the University of Notre Dame.


Foley has published over 100 essays and reviews ranging from scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals to popular or pastoral pieces in First Things, The Latin Mass, and The Wall Street Journal. His interests include theology, liturgy and Church customs, political philosophy, film, and popular culture.


Foley has edited or authored several books including Frank Sheed’s translation of St. Augustine’s Confessions (Hackett, 2006), Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday? The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services (Eerdmans, 2008).


Foley has also appeared on numerous radio programs as well as several Eternal Word Television Network programs, including “EWTN Live” with Fr. Mitch Pacwa and “Bookmark” with Doug Kreck.


Michael Foley lives happily in unjustly defamed Waco, Texas, with his wife Alexandra and their six children.


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