Dr. Petroc Willey BD, STL PhD, PhD (Lateran) studied theology at King's College, London and Maynooth in Ireland and philosophy at
Liverpool University in England and the Lateran University in Rome. From 1985-1992, he was Lecturer in Christian Ethics at Plater College, Oxford. From 1992 until October 2013 he worked at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, where he was Dean of Graduate Research overseeing a doctoral program in Catholic Studies at the Maryvale Institute, offered in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University. He is a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization. He currently is a professor at Franciscan University for the Office of Catechetics.
His publications include Become What You Are: The Call and Gift of Marriage (with Katherine Willey), and The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis (co-authored with Professor Barbara Morgan and Fr. Pierre de Cointet, and with an introduction by Cardinal Schonborn), and he has articles in collections of essays and in journals such as New Blackfriars, Faith, The Nazareth Journal, and Catholic Canadian Review. He has written and edited numerous distance-learning course texts at Masters degree-level and higher education levels, and six volumes of commentary on the new Catechism, Adult Studies in the Catholic Catechism. He was the Host of the EWTN series Handing on the Faith (2007).