Catholicism on Campus: The Students
Msgr. Stuart Swetland explores the teachings of the Catholic Church with the students of Mount St. Mary’s University, candidly answering their questions on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the Faith.
Msgr. Stuart W. Swetland, S.T.D., was ordained a priest in 1991 for the Diocese of Peoria, IL. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the United States Naval Academy. Elected a Rhodes Scholar in 1981, he entered the Catholic Church while studying at Oxford. While at Oxford, he captained the Oxford University Basketball team to two British University sport Federation national titles. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford; a M.Div. and M.A. from...
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary; and his S.T.L. and S.T.D. from the Pontifical Lateran University having studied at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC. He currently serves as Vice President for Catholic Identity and Mission at Mount St. Mary’s University and Director of Homiletics and Pre-Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Here at Mount St. Mary’s, Msgr Swetland is directly involved with the Sports Chaplaincy program to assist our Division I athletic teams. Before arriving at Mount St. Mary's University in June 2006, Msgr. Swetland served for over a decade as Director of Newman Centers at Bradley University and University of Illinois. He has served as Theological Advisor to the Catholic Conference of Illinois and is the Executive Secretary for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Msgr. Swetland was named a Prelate of Honor in 2000 by His Holiness John Paul II and is a Knight Commander for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.