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Prof. Patrick Reilly

Prof. Patrick Reilly

Adjunct Professor of English

Patrick Reilly is Adjunct Professor of English at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, teaching an online course in Rhetoric (ENG 100). He is also a mentor and developer in logic, rhetoric, and philosophy for Aquinas Learning.

Patrick is President and CEO of The Cardinal Newman Society, which he founded in 1993 to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. The Society promotes clear standards and best practices of Catholic education; recognizes and promotes model Catholic schools, colleges, and homeschool programs; and champions the educational needs of Catholic families. The Society is perhaps best known as publisher of The Newman Guide.

He has authored and edited many articles, reports, studies, and other publications on Catholic education for The Cardinal Newman Society and national media; addressed audiences for national and local Catholic organizations; and appeared on EWTN, FOX News, MSNBC, and numerous radio programs.

Patrick has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from Benedictine College (2022) and Holy Apostles College and Seminary (2008), Excellence in Youth Ministry Award from the Diocese of Arlington (2019), Lumen Vitae Medal from the University of Mary (2018), Miles Militantis Ecclesiae Award from the Brent Society of the Diocese of Arlington (2011), Hall of Fame Award from the Catholic Education Foundation (2009), and Spes Nostra Award from the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (2003).

He earned an M.P.A. (Public Administration) from The American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. (Communications and Political Science) from Fordham University in New York, N.Y.