Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, author, theologian, and New York Times Magazine contributor, is a physicist by training.
He holds the degree in Space Science and Applied Physics as well as a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome.
He is co-founder and has been a professor at the John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC. He has taught at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY, and from 1996 to 1997 served as President of Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce.
He has been advisor on Hispanic Affairs to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is a columnist for the Italian daily Il Sussidiario, has written for The New Yorker, and has appeared or has been interviewed on CNN, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, EWTN, Slate,The New Republic, and Godspy, where he is the theological advisor.
Beside columns and articles on a number of American and international publications, Albacete is the author of God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity (Crossroad Publishing Company), a book in which as priest-physicist he talks about science, sex, politics, and religion.
He is the Chairman of the Crossroads Cultural Center Board of Advisors.
Msgr. Albacete resides in Yonkers, NY.