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Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., is Director of Theological Formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University, Omaha. Before joining the staff of the IPF Deacon Keating taught moral and spiritual theology for thirteen years in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He has given over 400 workshops, retreats and days of reflection on the Catholic spiritual/moral life. In the field of his professional research, the interpenetration of the spiritual and moral life, Deacon Keating has authored or edited ten books and dozens of essays for theological journals, including “Pastoral Authority and Spiritual Warfare” for the November 2011 issue of Homiletic & Pastoral Review. He was recently interviewed by Ignatius Insight about the state of priestly formation today and the ongoing challenges faced by seminarians and priests.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II