Witt, Msgr. Michael John

Email: mwitt@holyapostles.edu

Michael John WittRev. Msgr. Michael John Witt, Professor of Church History at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary


  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1980; M. Div., Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 1990.

Representative Publications

  • I’m in the process of producing, recording and broadcasting (on Covenant Network) 80 half-hour long programs outlining the Catholic evangelization of America’s heartland.  Ultimately, we are planning around 200 such programs.  These will be the grist for a four-volume history of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis to succeed Father John Rothensteiner’s 1928 two-volume of the history of the Archdiocese. My recordings concerning the patristic period, the medieval period, the modern period and the contemporary period may be found on my website at www.michaeljohnwitt.com
  • Most recently I gave a series of 32 conferences on Church history to the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.  I have also spoken to the Saint Thomas More Society and at the Missouri History Museum on the Catholic founding of Saint Louis, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year.


  • Archdiocesan Commission for Interreligious and Ecumenical Affairs, Chairman
  • Office of the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Director
  • Eden Dialogue Group on Middle Eastern Affairs, Catholic representative
  • Faculty Welfare Committee, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Chairman
  • All Saints Catholic Church, University City, Missouri, Pastor