The Catechetical Review - Communicating Christ for a New Evangelization

Dr. Eric J. Westby

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Eric J. Westby, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He completed his doctoral studies at the Maryvale Institute of Birmingham, England, offering a critique of seminary formation in light of priestly catechetical ministry. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University, from where he was the first student to complete the certification in catechetics. He also holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in parish catechetics since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the founder of and He directs the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix, Arizona. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls.


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