Please welcome Father Louis V. Iasiello, who will be celebrating weekend Masses with us throughout this year.
Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD (RADM, CHC, USN, Ret) is Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation and professor in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum where he has served since 2010. Retired from the US Navy, Father Iasiello had a successful career in military chaplaincy that spanned more than 20 years, culminating in his appointment in 2003 as Chief of Navy Chaplains. His military decorations include numerous personal medals, the USMC combat action ribbon and various unit and service citations and awards.
Father Iasiello retired from the military in 2006 and served as President of Washington Theological Union until 2008, when he was appointed to chair a federal task force by the Secretary of Defense.
A native of Staten Island, NY, Father Iasiello holds a PhD from Salve Regina University, as well as graduate degrees from Niagara University (Education), the Washington Theological Union (Divinity), Salve Regina College (International Relations), and the Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies).
Father Iasiello has taught and lectured at the United States Naval Academy, and at various war colleges here and overseas on ethics and the just war theory. At the Josephinum, he teaches courses in history, moral theology and pastoral theology. In addition, as Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Ministry he works with the transitional deacons and seminarians as they undertake various ministerial roles in the Columbus and surrounding dioceses.