Christopher Kaczor (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He completed post-doctoral work in Germany at the University of Cologne as an Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Federal Chancellor Fellow and returned as a Fulbright Scholar. His nine books include The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, The Ethics of Abortion, O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor, Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues; Life Issues-Medical Choices; Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics, How to Stay Catholic in College, and Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition. Dr. Kaczor's research on issues of ethics, philosophy, and religion has been in The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, National Review, NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, and The Today Show.
I plan to write a book arguing that positive psychology establishes an empirical basis for the claim that religious practices long advocated in Christian spirituality contribute to human flourishing. Secondly, I argue that recent research in positive psychology can aid Christian believers in having greater integrity in living their faith (orthopraxis).