Born August 4, 1961 in Baltimore, MD to Luigi Giovanni and Sally Mae (Sanders) Verrecchio (both deceased). One brother, three sisters. Married to Jamie for 23 years. Children: Carly, Jenna. Granddaughter: Amelia.

University of Maryland (Baltimore County / College Park) 1979-1982; Undergraduate studies in advanced science / mathematics
Mount Saint Joseph College (High School) graduated 1979

In the Apostolate (partial):
Founder – Salve Regina Publications, Inc. (Hampstead, MD) 2003; currently it’s President
Director of Catholic Education and Outreach – Leo McWatkins Films 2012 – Present
Columnist – Catholic News Agency (2009 to present), Catholic Weekly of Sydney, AU (2008-2009) and various media outlets [partial listing follows]
Freelance author and speaker (2003 – present) [partial bibliography follows]
Launched “Preparing the Way for the Roman Missal” at (2011)

Secular (partial):
Director of Franchise Sales and Business Development – Cendant Corporation (2004-2007)
Director of Franchise Development – Bundy American Corporation (1999-2004)
Sales Manager Mortgage Loan Division – Approved Federal Saving Bank (1996-1999)


Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Faith Formation Series (Salve Regina Publications – 2004) Distributed for use by parish based study groups and individuals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Singapore. (Imprimatur)
This Sacred Council (Catholic Scripture Study International – 2008) Faith formation series available internationally
And With Your Spirit – Recovering a sense of the sacred in the Roman Missal (Salve Regina Publications – 2010) Liturgical catechesis on the nature of Holy Mass followed by an examination of the revised prayers of the people in the English translation of the Roman Missal – 3rd Edition
Preparing the Way for the Roman Missal – Study Guide (2011) A four lesson examination of Holy Mass and the new English translation of the Roman Missal – 3rd Edition
Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Vatican II (Salve Regina Publications – 2010) An examination of common misconceptions surrounding key conciliar teaching, with Foreword by His Excellency R. Walker Nickless – Bishop of Sioux City, IA.
A Study of the Book of Genesis – with Steven Ray (Catholic Scripture Study International – 2009) Available internationally

ARTICLES (partial):
Catholic Plea for Dialogue – Baltimore Jewish Times, February 6, 2009
Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II (A regular weekly feature) – The Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia, 2008-2009
Author Calls on Bishops to Reform Catholic News Service -LifeSite News, Dec. 11, 2009
Clergy Sexual Abuse Study: It’s time for common sense – LifeSite News, April 1, 2010
Religious illiteracy of Americans caused by failure to recognize absolute truth – EWTN News, Sept. 30, 2010
Recovering Liturgical Treasure – Catholic Review, March 10, 2011

AUDIO-VISUAL (partial):
My Father in the Mirror: One man’s journey back to the Catholic Church (Audio CD)
Exploring the Word of God: Dei Verbum (Audio CD)
Preparing the Way for the Roman Missal (CD / DVD)
Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Vatican II (Audio CD) – Presented at Living the Catholic Faith Conference, Archdiocese of Denver, February 2010

LECTURES (partial):

Call to Holiness Conference – Archdiocese of Detroit – 2012
Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Workshop – Archdiocese of Denver – 2012
In Defense of Christ the King – Legatus Baltimore Chapter – 2012
Challenge and Gift: Sacrosanctum Concilium in light of the new English translation of the Roman Missal (Six part lecture series – 1 hour each) Archdiocese of Denver Director of Religious Education Retreat, June 29 – July 1, 2010
Preparing the Way for the Roman Missal (2 hours) Multiple venues 2010 to present

OTHER MEDIA (partial):
EWTN Television: The Choices We Face hosted by Ralph Martin (August 2010)
EWTN Radio: Son Rise Morning Show (2011)
Ave Maria / Sirius Radio: Kresta in the Afternoon – multiple appearances
Relevant Radio: Drew Mariani Show – multiple appearances
Des Moines Catholic Radio – The Jon Leonetti Show – 2011

Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, AU: “As a study guide of some of the key documents of the Second Vatican Council, I consider Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II to be an excellent way to study the Vatican II documents, whether individually or in a group. The text reflects both a sincere love for the Church and a solid understanding of Scripture. As such, I commend this book as a fine resource for those with a genuine interest in tasting the fruits of the Council.” (Excerpt – Letter of Endorsement)
Very Reverend R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, IA: “Louie Verrecchio is truly a voice crying out in the desert. His work provides a sustaining spiritual oasis necessary for the continuing flourishing life of the Catholic Church.” (Excerpt from Foreword, Ten Things Every Should Know About Vatican II)
The Rt. Reverend Patrick O’Donoghue, Bishop Emeritus, Lancaster, ENG: “Congratulations on your magnum opus (the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Series). The Holy Spirit is in your work, Mr. Verrecchio, and never doubt that. Keep up the good work, and may the Lord be with you and your collaborators.”
Rev. Peter F. Ryan, S.J., S.T.D – Assoc. Prof. of Moral Theology, Kennrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, MO / Censor Librorum, Archdiocese of Baltimore: “This volume provides an important service to the Church by helping people do precisely what the book’s title indicates: harvest the fruit of Vatican II. The questions about the meaning and implications of the Council documents are well constructed, and the responses well thought out. This work is a worthy effort, and the author should be commended.”


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Great Strides Committee (2001-2003)

Militia of the Immaculata (2000 to present)