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Get to know Fr. Hampsch

The Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F., ordained as a Catholic priest in 1952, is a member of the Claretian Missionaries, and is founder and director of the Claretian Teaching Ministry. Listed in Who’s Who in Religion in America, he has served as parish priest, seminary professor and rector, college professor, lecturer, magazine writer, newspaper columnist, editor, retreat master, hospital chaplain, prison chaplain, campus chaplain, Cursillo director and director of suicide prevention programs in Texas and California.

He earned degrees in philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles and from Notre Dame University, with postgraduate work at the University of Southern California and the Dominican House of Studies in River Forest, Illinois, in ascetical and mystical theology.

Widely traveled in 58 countries and in all 50 United States, Father Hampsch calls himself an “itinerant preacher-teacher,” with special emphasis on teaching and charismatic healing services. His primary interest has been to bring Jesus to the hearts of people through the mass media, such as his former TV series, Send Forth Your Spirit and Glad You Asked, Go Tell the World, and as frequent guest speaker in the former TV Coast-to-Coast Didache series, and as a regular panelist on Clergy on Call, EWTN TV and Radio and several other TV and radio series, and as a guest on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club TV Show.

While his poetry and articles have been published in various popular magazines, his more scholarly writings are found in academic periodicals, such as The Journal of Neuropsychiatry, which published his thesis on The Ethics of Psychosurgery.

He has been invited twice by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity to participate in its periodic Colloquium in Rome on the Charismatic Dimension of Christian Spirituality. Father is tenured as a visiting professor at the Pope Leo XIII Institute, training priests in Demonology, Deliverance and Exorcism ministry.

Father Hampsch has held positions as an officer in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Communication Association, as psychological consultant to the National Broadcasting Company, as a member of the Association of Christian Therapists, and past president of the Catholic Philosophical Association. He has been active in the Charismatic Renewal since 1970 and during that time has been a speaker every year at the annual Southern California Renewal Convention.

His many articles, poems, his 20 books and more than 100 booklets (some translated into 12 languages), as well as his numerous CD and DVD albums and Internet podcasts are often used as discussion material for study groups and home retreats. As Director of the Claretian Teaching Ministry, his materials constitute one of today’s largest Catholic communication ministries, with its proceeds supporting Claretian missions throughout the world. All of his materials can be ordered from his web site: www.catholicbooks.net

 

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