Video: "What Do We Owe Our Country? What Do We Owe God?

Published : Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 11:10 AM

This sermon was delivered by Fr. James Heft, Holy Family Church on Sunday, October 22, 2017. A priest in the Society of Mary, Fr. Heft received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Dayton and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the University of Toronto. He returned to Dayton in 1977, where he served for nearly 30 years as instructor and chairperson of Religious Studies, professor of Faith and Culture, provost and chancellor.

A renowned educator and leader in Catholic higher education, Fr. Heft has published and edited numerous books and authored more than 150 articles and book chapters. He has served on the United States Bishops’ Committee on Education and chaired the Board of Directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). In 2006, he established the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC where he serves as president.

Father Heft has written and edited 11 books and written more than 150 articles and book chapters. In 2011, Father James L. Heft, S.M. was honored with the Theodore Hesburgh Award for long and distinguished service to Catholic Higher Education.

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