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Steve Weidenkopf is a Lecturer of Church History at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of The Glory of the Crusades (2014) published by Catholic Answers. His presentations on “The Real Story of the Crusades”, “The Real Story of the Inquisition” and “The Real Story of the Reformation” are available also from Catholic Answers.

Steve is the creator and co-author of Epic: A Journey through Church History – a 20 session parish-based study published by Ascension Press (2009) and the author and presenter of The Early Church, a 10 session program on the first 500 years of Church history also available from Ascension Press (2012).

Steve has written commentaries on Pope St. John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) and the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium). He has given numerous presentations and seminars on Church History, marriage, family life, human sexuality, and theology to priests, deacons, and laity throughout the United States.

Steve served as the Director of the Office of Marriage & Family Life for the Archdiocese of Denver (2001 – 2004) and as an advisor to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. He was also an instructor for the Our Lady of the New Advent Theological Institute – Catechetical School in Denver, CO.

He has his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia and received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in International Relations from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.

Steve is a member of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East – an international academic group dedicated to the field of crusading history and is also a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Steve and his wife Kasey live in Northern Virginia with their six children.

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