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Edward Foley is the Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and Professor of Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  A member of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order since 1966 he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1975.  He holds multiple graduate degrees in music, ministry and theology including the Ph.D. in Theology (1987) from the University of Notre Dame.

An award winning author, he currently has 21 books to his credit; His most recent work is A Commentary on the Order of Mass: A New English Translation, for which he serves as general editor, published in October 2011 by the Liturgical Press. 

Foley has also authored over 300 chapters in books, scholarly and pastoral articles, and reviews His current research projects include an exploration of interfaith theological reflection for which he received a Lilly Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2012-13, during which he is on sabbatical.

A well-known speaker and teacher, he has lectured in over 60 dioceses throughout the English speaking world.  He was granted the mandatum as a teacher of Roman Catholic theology from Francis Cardinal George.  He preaches and presides at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago.