The Catholic University of America

IPR Fellow
Department: Theology and Religious Studies

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Catholic University of America in 1985 and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College in 1994. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating in 1973.

He is currently a clinical associate professor at CUA and a visiting professor at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He is also the President of Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring MD and the managing director of the Equinox LLC in Vermont. He is a licensed psychologist in the States of Massachusetts and Maryland. He is a Catholic priest in good standing from the Diocese of Syracuse.

He has published more than a dozen books and dozens of articles in the areas of priestly wellness and spirituality. His latest books include "Letters to My Brothers: Words of Hope and Challenge for Priests;" "Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests;" and "Born of the Eucharist: A Spirituality for Priests."

Msgr Rossetti received a Proclaim Award from the U.S. Catholic Conference in 1994. He received a Distinguished Priest Award from the John Carroll Society in 2000 and an Alumnus Lifetime Service Award from the Theological College of CUA in 2004 and a Catholic Press Association Book Award in 2005. He was given a Touchstone Award from the NFPC in 2010 and the John Paul II Award for Distinguished Seminary Leadership from the NCEA in 2013 and a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, from St. Mary's University and Seminary in 2013.