Louie Verrecchio, M.I. is an author, columnist and speaker living and working in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md.
The Founder and President of Salve Regina Publications, Louie is one of Catholic News Agency’s longest running columnists (since April 2009). He is also the author of the internationally acclaimed Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Faith Formation Series which has been helping Catholics on four continents explore the documents of the Council since 2004.
In 2008, The Catholic Weekly of Sydney, Australia launched Louie’s weekly column under the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II banner. Since then, hundreds of his articles have been published by a variety of Catholic media outlets throughout the English speaking world.
Louie is also the author of a number of Catholic books including:
•Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Vatican II
• And With Your Spirit
• Was John Courtney Murray Right?
•The Most Holy Rosary: A Weapon of Mass Instruction
A very engaging speaker who brings the incredibly rich treasury of the Council to life. That’s how James Cavanagh – Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Denver described Louie’s dynamic presentation skills after he addressed an audience of nearly 600 at the 2010 Living the Catholic Faith Conference. Within weeks, Mr. Cavanagh secured Louie’s return to deliver a six part series of presentations at the annual Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education Retreat.
Exciting, outstanding, enriching, informative, inspirational… These are just some of the words “ordinary” Catholics have used to describe Louie’s presentations. Specializing in Vatican Council II and related matters, a partial list of specific topics addressed include: Liturgical Reform, The Essence of the Sacred Liturgy, Religious Liberty, Fully Conscious and Active Participation, The Documents of Vatican II and more.
Louie’s media appearances include EWTN, RealCatholic TV, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio and numerous local affiliates.
For information about Louie’s speaking schedule and honorarium, please send an inquiry via email to info@HarvestingTheFruit.com.
Mr. Verrecchio has received the endorsement of numerous churchmen, theologians, and others including:
- George Cardinal Pell – Archbishop of Sydney, Australia
- Fr. Peter F. Ryan, S.J., S.T.D. – Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, Emittsburg, MD
- Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. – Internationally known speaker, author, theologian
- Mr. James Cavanagh – Director of Evangelization, Archdiocese of Denver
- Russell Shaw – Syndicated Columnist