AB, Loyola University, Chicago, 1955. Master of Arts, Loyola University, Chicago, 1961. Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 1957.
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Loyola University, Chicago, 1964.
Member, Society of Jesus, 1950-1968; associate editor, Ave Maria magazine, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1968; executive editor, Focus Michiana magazine, South Bend, Indiana, 1968; religion writer, Chicago Daily News, 1968-1978; free-lance writer, since 1978; teacher, St. Ignatius H.S., Chicago, 1957-1958, 65-67; teacher, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois, 1958-1960; teacher, Xavier U., Cincinnati, 1967-1968; teacher, Columbia College, Chicago, 1990-1991; teacher, Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, 1991-1992; teacher, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1992-1993.
Member Society Midland Authors (president 1990-1993), Midwest Writers Association (treasurer since 1997).
Married Winifred M. Moore, July 12, 1969. Children: Angela Marie, Kathryn Suzanne, Margaret Elizabeth, James Henry, Peter Daniel, Marietta Therese.