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Fr Walter Schu Curriculum Vitae
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Father Walter Schu LC
Father Walter Schu LC

CURRICULUM VITAE

FATHER WALTER J. SCHU, LC
Legion of Christ Novitiate and Humanities College
475 Oak Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 271-0805  wschu@legionaries.org

 -Teacher. Courses taught: Christology, homiletics, Latin, Greek, Spanish, English, Catechism of the Catholic Church. Classical Seminar on the Iliad.
 Previous courses taught in Rome: moral theology, metaphysics, epistemology, logic.
 -Speaker.
 -Retreat director.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Legionary of Christ priest. Entered the congregation July 1, 1982. Ordained a priest November 25, 1994.
Born in Tracy, Minnesota, September 8, 1960. Grew up on a small farm in southwestern Minnesota, the second of seven children.

EDUCATION
-Currently completing doctoral dissertation on the topic “Chastity and Its Relationship to Theological Charity in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body”
-S.T.L., in moral theology, specializing in marriage and family, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University: Summa cum laude, 2001. (Course work completed 1996. Thesis and comprehensive final exam completed February 2001.)
-S.T.B., Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome: Summa cum laude, 1994.
-Ph.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome: Magna cum laude, 1991.
-Humanities Studies, Salamanca, Spain: Magna cum laude, 1984-86.
Novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ, Cheshire, CT, 1982-1984.
-B.A. in philosophy, University of Dallas: Summa cum laude, 1982.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Modern (spoken, read, written)
 Spanish (fluently)
 Italian (fluently)
 French (not spoken fluently)
Classical
 Latin
 Greek


PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

The Splendor of Love: John Paul II’s Vision for Marriage and Family (New Hope, KY: New Hope Publications, 2003). 5th printing 2006.
Spanish Edition: Matrimonio y familia: un nuevo horizonte published by CFI and CEFID of México.
French edition currently in publication process in France (2010).

 John Paul II: His Thought and Mission — The New Evangelization (Hamden, CT: Circle Press, 1999). Spanish Edition: Juan Pablo II: Su Pensamiento y Misión — La Nueva Evangelización (Monterrey: CEFID, 1999).

ARTICLES

 “Humanae Vitae at 40: Contraception: Breaking Silence,” National Catholic Register, August 10, 2008.

“Humanae Vitae at 40: A Great Battle for Love and the Family,” National Catholic Register, July 20, 2008.

 “Theology of the Body for Six Continents,” National Catholic Register, June 24-30, 2007.

“Theology of the Body for Teens: A Christopher West for High Schoolers,” National Catholic Register,” May 20-26, 2007.

“Benedict XVI Saves Eros,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review, April 2007, pp. 10-19.

“Guiding Teens to the Heights: A Powerful New Resource in Theology of the Body,” National Catholic Register, November 26-December 2, 2006.

 “Marriage Prep with John Paul II,” National Catholic Register, Sept. 17-23, 2006. 

 “Theology of the Body: Teens ‘Get It,’” National Catholic Register, Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2006.

 “Contraception and Abortion: The Underlying Link,” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, 2005.

 Homiletic Resource Packets for Sacerdos magazine. (Sacerdos is an international magazine for priests with 15,000 subscribers. It is published in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.)
 
 “Margaret Sanger’s Century,” National Catholic Register, February 13-19, 2000, p. 9.

 “Un don para la Iglesia y el mundo,” Ecclesia (Revista de cultura católica), Volumen XIV, número 1, enero-marzo, 2000, pp. 41-53.

 “John Paul II, Relativism, and Nationalism,” Sacerdos, Year 6, No. 23, September-October, 1999, pp. 12-20.

 “Priestly Vocations: An Elusive Goal?” Sacerdos, Year 6, No. 21, May-June, 1999, pp. 21-25.

 “Person: Relational Being or Distinctum Subsistens?” Christus, CES, Rome, Spring 1994, pp. 67-83.

 
PRESENTATIONS
Theology of the Body Presentation to priests and deacons (August 8, 2009)
Theology of the Body Presentation to Families (August 9, 2009)
 -Lexington, KY (“Building Marriages that Last Conference” sponsored by
 Familia and the Diocese of Lexington)  
Theology of the Body Presentation to priests and lay persons
 -August 5, 2009, Washington, D.C. (Seminar by the Institute for Psychological
 Sciences, “Psychology in the Service of Marriage and Family”
Theology of the Body Presentation/Marriage Renewal
 -November 22, 2008, Denver.
Theology of the Body Presentation/Marriage Renewal
 -June 28, 2008, Colorado Springs.
Theology of the Body Presentation/Marriage Renewal
 -April 19, 2008, Detroit
Theology of the Body Presentation
 -March 30, 2008 University of Notre Dame, Edith Stein Project

Theology of the Body Retreat for Young People and Married Couples
 -Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2007 Sisters of Life Retreat Center, Fairfield, CT
Theology of the Body Presentation to High Schoolers/TOB to College Students/TOB to
 Married Couples/Marriage Renewal, October 19-21, 2007, Detroit
“Speaking the Language of the Body in Truth: Toward a Culture of Life,” 8th Annual
Connecticut Respect Life Conference, Oct. 6, 2007 Meriden, CT
Theology of the Body Presentations/Marriage Renewal
 -Tulsa, OK (Diocesan Family Life Office) Sept. 7-9, 2007
Theology of the Body Presentations/ “The Future of Marriage” Presentation
 -International Youth and Family Encounter, Atlanta, July 26-29, 2007.
Theology of the Body Presentations/Marriage Renewal
 -Phoenix (Diocesan Family Life Office) April 27-29, 2007
Theology of the Body Presentations
 -Lafayette, LA, Regnum Christi Regional Women’s Convention, March 23-25, 2007
Theology of the Body Presentations/Marriage Renewal
 -Cincinnati, February 16-18, 2007

Theology of the Body Presentations/Marriage Renewal/TOB to Priests
 -Toledo, OH, April 21-23, 2006
“Overcoming Obstacles to Marital Self-Giving”/TOB Presentations
 -National Youth and Family Encounter, San Jose, CA, July 22-24, 2005
The Bioethics Challenge: Defending Human Dignity
 -Catholic Youth Group, St. Jean Baptiste Parish, Upper East Side, Manhattan:
February 20, 2002
 -Catholic Men’s Group, Dallas: February 3-4, 2002
John Paul II’s Theology of the Body: A New Horizon for Marriage and Family
 -Catholic Women’s Group, Dallas: February 3, 2002
 -New York Diocesan Priests, Thornwood, NY: January 15, 2002

The Bioethics Challenge: Defending Human Dignity
 -Catholic Young Men’s National Convention, Edgerton, Wisconsin: Jan. 2-5, 2002
John Paul II’s Theology of the Body: A New Horizon for Marriage and Family
 -Family Group of Antigonish, Nova Scotia: November 2001
 -FAMILIA (Family Life in America) of Edmonton, Alberta: June 2001.
 -Regnum Christi Regional Convention, Edmonton, Alberta: June 2001. 
 -Men’s Group of Dallas: May 2001.
 -International Youth and Family Encounter, Rome: December 2000.
 -Family Group of Antigonish, Nova Scotia: November 2000.
 -FAMILIA National Convention, St. Louis: June 2000.

The New Evangelization: How to Make It Our Own
 -Regnum Christi Young Men’s National Convention, Thornwood, NY: June 2001
 -Groups from area parishes, New Britain, CT May-June 2000 (5 sessions)

John Paul II’s Christian Feminism
 -Regnum Christi Regional Women’s Convention, Detroit: October 2001

John Paul II’s Christian Humanism
 -Legionary of Christ Seminarians and Consecrated Regnum Christi Members,
Thornwood, NY: September 2000.

The Christology of John Paul II
 -Regnum Christi Young Men’s National Convention, Edmonton, WI: January 1999.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 1997-Present: Teacher at the Novitiate and College of Humanities, Cheshire, CT.
Courses taught: Christology, homiletics, Latin, Greek, Spanish, English, Catechism of the Catholic Church. Classical Seminar on the Iliad.

 1993-1996 Courses taught in Rome at the International Center for Higher Studies:
Logic, epistemology, metaphysics, fundamental moral theology.

1986-1989 Director of Studies, Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, Center Harbor, New Hampshire (A junior and senior high school for young men who desire to become priests). Courses taught: Latin, Greek, English grammar and literature, algebra, geometry, religion.
 


PUBLICATION DATE: 2010-03-11


 
 


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