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Frank Morriss, American writer, educator. Recipient Frederic Ozanam award, Society Catholic Social Scientists, 2003. Founder Colorado Catholic Academy, Wheat Ridge, 1970—2002; Member of Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Background

Morriss, Frank was born on March 28, 1923 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of B. Gerard Morriss and Regina Spann.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Philosophy magna cum laude, Regis College, Denver, 1943. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1948.

Career

Editor Register Newspapers, Denver, 1949—1961, 1963—1967. Associate editor Vermont Catholic Tribune, Burlington, 1961—1963. Contributing editor The Wanderer, St. Paul, 1967—2007.

Educator Colorado Catholic Academy, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, since 1973. Board directors Wanderer Forum Foundation, St. Paul, since 1969. Policy expert Heritage Foundation, since 1995.

Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1945, PTO.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Saints In Verse, Two Chapels, The Divine Epic, The Catholic as Citizen, The Conservative Imperative, Boy of Philadelphia, Alfred of Wessex, The Adventures of Broken Hand, Submarine Pioneer, (lecturers on Civil Defense) Saints Speak to Modern World, Francis Thompson: A Reflection on the Poetic Vocation.

Membership

Founder Colorado Catholic Academy, Wheat Ridge, 1970—2002. Member of Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Connections

Married Mary Rita Moynihan, February 11, 1950 (deceased October 23, 1996). Children: Patricia, Mary Ellen Hill, Regina Sister M. John, OSF(deceased), Gerard.

father:
B. Gerard Morriss

mother:
Regina Spann

spouse:
Mary Rita Moynihan

children:
Patricia Morriss

Mary Ellen Hill Morriss

Regina Sister M. John Morriss

OSF Morriss (deceased)

Gerard Morriss