Michael Crosby


1015 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 Phone: 414.406.1265
Email: mikecrosby@aol.com Website: www.michaelcrosby.net

1990: Licentiate in Sacred Thelogy, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA 1989: PhD in Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA 1985: Masters in Science, Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, NY 1967: Theology Requirements for Priesthood, St. Anthony Seminary, Marathon, WI 1963: BA in Philosophy, Capuchin Seminary of St. Mary, Crown Point, IN

1982 to Present: Under the sponsorship of the Province of St. Joseph OFMCap., Detroit, MI: 1. Retreat, workshops, lectures, writing: Biblical Spirituality. Growing in the Cosmic Christ 2. Corporate Responsibility: Exec. Dir., Wisconsin/Iowa/Minnesota Coalition for Responsible Investment; Tobacco Program Coordinator, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. 1973-1982: Justice and Peace Center, Milwaukee. Same as ##1 and 2 above, only different auspices. 1969-1973: Pastoral Associate, St. Elizabeth Parish (now St. Martin de Porres), Milwaukee.

Has published in a wide range of journals related to his two primary areas of biblical spirituality and corporate responsibility: America, Biblical Theology Bulleting, The Bible Today, Human Development, Origins, Review for Religious, Spirituality Today, The Tablet as well as Business and Society Review, The Corporate Examiner, British Medical Journal, Business Ethics, UNIAPAC Reflections.

Mike has published over 20 books, including: 1965. Bearing Witness: the Place of the Franciscan Family in the Church. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press. 1969. The Call and the Answer. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press. 1977. Thy Will Be Done: Praying the Our Father as Subversive Activity, Maryknoll: Orbis. 1981. Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge for First World Christians. Maryknoll: Orbis. 21 printings. On Orbis’ list of “Classics.” 1981, Leader's Guide (to accompany Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge to First World Christians and 10-part accompanying video series). Co-authored with Frances Buschell, SSND, Carol Thresher, SDS and Regina Williams, OP, Milwaukee: Beatitude Program, 1981, 185 pp. 1985. Thank God Ahead of Time: The Life and Spirituality of Venerable Solanus Casey, Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1985. Many printings. Second edition, 1998. 1988. House of Disciples: Church, Economics and Justice in Matthew, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1988. third place in Scripture books for 1988 by the Catholic Press Association. Reprinted by Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2004. 1991. The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism, Notre Dame, IN, Ave Maria Press. 1992. Two-volume Positio submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints about the Servant of God, Francis Solanus Casey, "Historical Exposition and Documents and "The "Information on the Virtues of the Servant of God from the Acts of the Diocesan Investigation in the Archdiocese of Detroit. 1994.The Seven Last Words, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis. Many printings. 1998.Celibacy: Means of Control or Mandate of the Heart?, Notre Dame, IN, Ave Maria Press,. First place for “Professional Books,” Catholic Press Association, 1997. 2000. Solanus Casey: The Official Account of a Virtuous American Life, New York, Crossroads Books, 2000. “Do You Love Me?” Jesus Questions the Church, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis. Third place for Books on Scripture, Catholic Press Association, 2001. Translated into Indonesian, 2009. 2002. The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis.. Second place for Books on Scripture, Catholic Press Association, 2003. Translated into Portuguese, 2004. 2003. Rethinking Celibacy: Reclaiming the Church. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock . 2005. Spirituality of the Beatitudes: The Challenge to the Church in an Unjust World. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis,. Translated into Italian, 2006. 2005. Can Religious Life Be Prophetic? New York: Crossroad. First place in its category, Catholic Press Association, 2006. 2007. Finding Francis: Following Christ. First place in its category from Catholic Press Association. 2008: The Paradox of Power: From Control to Compassion. New York: Crossroad. 2009. Thank God ahead of Time: The Life and Spirituality of Solanus Casey. (totally revised edition), Cincinnati: Franciscan Media. 2011.Repair My House: Becoming a “Kindom” Catholic. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2011.

CDs: Has a wide range of single topics from talks given at various venues, especially the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (CSC Digital Media, Simi Valley, CA) and others available from Beatitudes Program, Milwaukee. 1993. Four-part series for the NCCB and USCC: Social Justice and Parish Life. 1996. Four hour-long talks. Solanus Casey: One Man’s Journey Toward Sanctity. Cincinnati: Franciscan Media . 2010. 24-25 minute CD’s: Toward the Blessed Life: Knowing and Living the Beatitudes. Washington DC: Now You Know Media. 2011. 21 25 minute CD’s: A Franciscan Retreat with Michael Crosby, OFMCCap.Washington DC: Now You Know Media.

DVDs: 1994. Two-part videotape: “The Message of St. Francis Today.” Cincinnati: Franciscan Media. 2009 and 2010. Six-part, 25 minute each, series with study guide: Choosing Compassion: The Paradox of Power.

Mike has lectured on every inhabited continent, including the Middle East. He has given keynote addresses to the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, The Catholic Theological Society of America, Coalition of Concerned Canadian Catholics, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Call to Action, Corpus International, International Meeting of Grassroots Religious (Manila), National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, Religious Formation Conference, National Association of Diocesan Fiscal Managers, The National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy, Spiritual Directors International, The first Pan-African Capuchin Conference (Pretoria), The Fifth Plenary Council of the Capuchin Order (Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil), The Sixth Plenary Council of the Capuchin Order (Rome), National Association of Catholic Chaplains, North American Conference of Associates and Religious

Present: Solanus Casey Center Ministry Council (Detroit), Finance Committee, Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order (Detroit), Board of Directors: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (New York), Finance Committee: Rose Marie Khoo Foundation, Franciscans International (Singapore), Lay Board, Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute (Miami).
Past: Alternatives for Simple Living (Sioux City, IA), St. Benedict Meal Program, Mercy Investment Program, Executive Committee and Justice and Peace Committee, Milwaukee Archdiocese Priest Senate, Pharmacy Partnership (San Francisco), Provincial Council, Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, Justice and Peace Committee, Major Superiors of Men (Silvery Spring, MD).

Catholic Biblical Association, Catholic Theological Society of American, Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, Spiritual Directors International.