1929 – 2010
Ralph McInerny is among the most noted Catholic philosophers and authors of our day. He taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1955, and since 1978 had been the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies. He also served as Director of the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame.
McInerny wrote a number of important works on St. Thomas Aquinas, and helped found Crisis magazine, a publication that addresses problems facing contemporary society from the standpoint of the Catholic tradition. Alongside his academic work, McInerny authored the best-selling and internationally-acclaimed Father Dowling Mysteries, which were also made into a series for Public Television. Recently, Ralph McInerny was appointed to President Bush’s Council for Arts and The Humanities.
Watch the OLL Video The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Ralph McInerny