Fr. Francis J. Hoffman, JCD (“Fr. Rocky”) is the Executive Director of Relevant Radio® and is a noted expert on Church affairs, the author of several books, and a sought after speaker and commentator on radio and television networks. Having lived in Rome for four years as he completed his doctorate in Canon Law, Fr. Hoffman is an expert commentator on the process of papal conclaves. He is the host of the popular show “Go Ask Your Father™” on the Relevant Radio network, and his national column can be read in “The Catholic Answer” magazine (OSV) as well as The Catholic New World (Chicago) and on the CNA (Catholic News Agency) website.
Born and raised in suburban Chicago (Mundelein), Fr. Hoffman has been associated with Opus Dei for over 30 years. Ordained as a priest for Opus Dei in 1992 by John Paul II, he holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, an M.B.A. from Notre Dame University, and a B.A. from Northwestern University in History. Prior to his ordination, he worked in sales for the Inland Steel Company, Chicago and later in tax and audit for Crowe, Chizek and Company, CPAs, South Bend.