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Scott P. Richert

Scott P. Richert

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Scott P. Richert is the author of numerous articles on Catholic moral, social, political, and historical issues. You can read more about Scott's current and past work on his Google profile: Scott P. Richert.


In his monthly column for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture (of which he is the executive editor), and in articles published elsewhere (especially the national Catholic weekly newspaper The Wanderer), Scott frequently writes on Catholic themes.

While Scott was completing his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he and his wife, Amy, spent two years at a Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic parish in Annandale, Virginia, where they became well versed in the history and liturgies of Eastern Rite Catholic churches.

Today, they belong to St. Mary Oratory, a traditional Latin Mass parish in Rockford, Illinois. Scott and Amy homeschool their eight children using a traditional Catholic curriculum, and Scott has written homeschooling courses for Seton Home Study School, a Catholic homeschooling organization in Front Royal, Virginia.


Scott holds a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University, where he took a number of religious-studies courses. In 1992, he received his M.A. in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where, in addition to his general political-theory studies, he pursued an interest in the political and social thought of the early Church Fathers.

By Scott P. Richert:

The theology, history, spirituality, and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church provide a rich gold mine for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. I'm honored to have the opportunity to assist you in this journey and to share my knowledge as a scholar, a husband, a father, and a believer. Catholicism is not just something we do on Sundays; it is the authentic faith taught by Christ and His Apostles, and we're called to live it everyday in everything we do. That's why, on this site, you will find not only a wealth of reference materials but commentary on current events from a Catholic perspective and practical tips for living your faith and passing it on to your children. Let About Catholicism be your Catholic window on the world!

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