Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion.
He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. For many years he also appeared as a regular panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network. He is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and appears weekly on EWTN’s “Sonrise Morning Show.”
Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.
In 2011 he was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute, an online formation program co-sponsored with the National Catholic Education Association and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He also wrote the USCCB’s theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011.
He has co-led pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, and has keynoted major events, such as the Conference on Catholic Social Thought in Nassau, Long Island, the Aquinas Forum at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, and the annual retreat at Little Portion Monastery. He keynoted the Society of St. John Chrysostom’s celebration of the 1,600th anniversary of their patron’s passing to heaven and has spoken to Congressional Catholic Staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Mike is also a poet and song lyricist. His poems have been translated into Polish and Spanish and have appeared in First Things, Dappled Things, Plains Poetry Journal, Catholic Digest, and elsewhere. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award-winner Dion DiMucci.