Dr. James Pauley


Dr. James Pauley is professor of theology and catechetics at Franciscan University and editor of the Catechetical Review. He has also written two books focused on the renewal of catechesis, An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020) and Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, 2022). Dr. Pauley began working as a parish catechetical leader in 1989 and has served professionally in parish, diocesan, and university catechetical formation for 33 years. He enjoys serving as a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide on a variety of topics related to evangelization, catechesis, and the transformative sacramental encounter. He is married to Katrina, and they have three daughters.