Carter Griffin

Father Carter Griffin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Raised Presbyterian, he converted to Catholicism while attending Princeton University. After graduating in 1994, he served for four years as a surface line officer in the United States Navy prior to entering the seminary.

He attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, for two years of philosophy followed by the North American College in Rome for five years of theology.  Later he returned for doctoral studies and published a dissertation on priestly celibacy in 2011. 

Father Griffin is the Rector of St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington, DC and recently published a book entitled Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest (Emmaus Road Publishing).



‘Why does the Catholic Church hate gay people?’
27 Feb 2020 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Carter Griffin, Catholic Church
Or rather, why do so many people think that it does?


Celibacy is the answer to abusive priests, not the problem
22 Feb 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, chastity, clergy sexual abuse, priesthood
The real problem is loss of the culture of chastity


Pope defends faith as road to truth
7 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Catholic Church, faith and reason, Pope Francis
The first encyclical of the new Pope -- Lumen Fidei, "The Light of Faith" -- is an outreach to non-believers and wavering Christians.


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