Louie Verrecchio is an author, columnist and speaker living and working in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD. The Founder and President of Salve Regina Publications, he is one of Catholic News Agency’s longest running columnists (since April 2009).
He is 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.
“Harvesting is a work not best carried out in the dark of night for obvious reasons,” Verrecchio cautions. “In the darkness it’s difficult to distinguish between that which is ripe and sweet and nourishing, from that which is hard and bitter or may not even be fruit at all. As we explore the Second Vatican Council, ours is a work that must be carried out in the light as well, the brilliant and purifying light of sacred Tradition.”
To aid in establishing a firm foundation in sacred Tradition, Mr. Verrecchio recently launched the Traditio Faith Formation Series, exploring the magisterium of the pre-conciliar popes, beginning with Quas Primas, the 1925 Encyclical of Pope Pius XI, establishing the Feast of Christ the King.
Mr. Verrecchio is also the author of a number of books including:
• Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Vatican II
• And With Your Spirit – Restoring a sense of the sacred in the Roman Missal – Third Edition
• Was John Courtney Murray Right?
• The Most Holy Rosary: A Weapon of Mass Instruction
Mr. Verrecchio has addressed conferences and retreats in dioceses throughout the United States, and his media appearances include EWTN, Church Militant TV, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio and numerous local affiliates. For information about his speaking schedule and honorarium, please send an inquiry via email to info@HarvestingTheFruit.com.
Mr. Verrecchio’s writing and speaking has received the endorsement of numerous churchmen, theologians, and others. The Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Faith Formation Series is one of the only such programs of its kind to bear an imprimatur.
Curriculum Vitae available upon request.