Hugh Owen

Kolbe Hugh Owen

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Mount Jackson, VA

Hugh Owen: Married to Maria Mitchell Owen
Nine children and eleven grandchildren
Member, Holy Family in Exile and Holy Innocents Melkite Greek Catholic Chapel, Front Royal, Virginia

1.0 Writer and Editor

As a writer and editor for the past 20 years, I have written many books and articles on theological and other topics, including the following:

1.1 Author, Apostolate for Family Consecration, USCCB approved catechetical series, grades 1-8

1.2 Author, Lives of the Saints for young people (Apostolate for Family Consecration)

1.3 Author, Orientale Lumen: Apostolic Letter on the Eastern Churches, a college credit course for the Catholic Distance University

1.4 Author, apologetics booklets, granted the imprimatur by Archbishop Cyril Bustros, Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton, for use in door to door evangelization

1.5 Author (with Dominique Tassot and Peter Wilders), Creation and Time, published by the Diocese of Abakaliki, Nigeria, with the imprimatur of Bishop Michael Okoro (2007)

1.6 Author, numerous books and articles on secular and spiritual subjects, including articles for the Sunday Bergen Record, Human Life International, Oriens, Latin Mass Magazine, Social Justice Review, St. Austin Review and Shostednev (A Russian journal on theology and natural science)

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1.7 Editor, Cedars of Lebanon, a journal on the lives and writings of modern mystical saints of the Catholic Church

2.0 Liturgy

2.1 Lector, 1994-2009

2.2 Choir member, 2002-2004

2.3 Eucharistic Adoration, Coordinator for Night Adoration, 2000-2005

3.0 Pastoral Ministry

3.1 Catechist, Grades 3-8, 1988-1992

3.2 Director of Religious Education, 1994-2007

3.3 Teacher, Adult Bible Study, 1994-1996

3.4 Teacher, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, 1994-2001

3.5 Active Member, Legion of Mary, 1994-2005, door to door evangelization, prison ministry, hospital and nursing home visitation

3.6 Officer, Praesidium and Curia of the Legion of Mary, Arlington Regia, 2000-2004

3.7 Coordinator of Catholic Prison Ministry, Woodstock Virginia, 2000-2004

3.8 Vice-President, Apostolatus Uniti, Fort Valley, Virginia, helped to organize several international Rosary Congresses at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., for Latin and Byzantine Catholic Bishops, priests, and laity, 1992-1994.

3.9 Speaker, numerous parish and regional retreats in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Australia, on the work of the Kolbe Center, 1996-2011

3.10 Evangelization Coordinator, Our Lady of the Shenandoah Catholic Church, 2007-2008

3.11 Founder and Director, Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, 2000-present

3.12 Organizer, “A Scientific Critique of Evolution,” an international conference at Sapienza University, Rome, November 3, 2008, and “The Scientific Impossibility of Evolution,” an international conference at St. Pius V University, Rome, November 9, 2009.

4.0 Other Experience

4.1 Teacher, The Elisabeth Morrow School, Englewood, New Jersey, 1976-1982

4.2 Director, the Ellison School, Vineland, New Jersey, 1982-1990

4.3 Member, executive board, New Jersey Association of the Independent Schools

4.4 School Evaluator, Middles States Association

4.5 Vice-President, Apostolatus Uniti, 1990-1992

4.6 Director, Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, 2000-present

4.7 Writer and Editor, 1993-present

5.0 Education

5.1 Princeton University, 1972-1974

5.2 New York University, B.A. in History, University Honor Scholar, 1977

5.3 Bank Street College of Education, M.S., Supervision and Administration, 1983

5.4 Permanent license to serve as a K-12 principal or superintendent of schools in New York State, 1983


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