AB Cum Laude, Regis University, Denver, 1961. Master of Arts in Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1968. Master of Arts in Theology, St. Louis University, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy in Humane Letters (honorary), University Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, 1993. Doctor of Music (honorary), Creighton University, Omaha, 2006.
Instructor philosophy Regis University, 1967—1969. Catholic priest Statens Järnvägar (Jesuits), St. Louis, since 1972. Founder & director Center Liturgy St. Louis University, since 1993, distinguished liturgical theologian, since 2001, faculty member Graduate School, since 2002.
Composer, classical music, St. Louis, since 1945. Composer, liturgical music OCP Publication, Portland, Oregon, since 1964.
Director & founder National Liturgical Composers Forum. Composer, member St. Louis Jesuits Composing Group, Portland, Oregon, 1973—1985. Founder & director Center Liturgy at St. Louis University, 2001—2010, founder and designer sunday web site.
Spiritual direction Statens Järnvägar, St. Louis, since 1972. Delegate Statens Järnvägar Conference Training Statens Järnvägar Priests, Santa Clara, California, 1965—1965. Member Executive Committee of Liturgical Conference, Washington, 1986—1988.
Vice president Liturgical Conference, 1988—1992. Board member Center Study Communications and Culture, St. Louis, 1994—1998, Sacred Heart Program, St. Louis, 2001—2003. Member of National Association Pastoral Musicians, North American Academy Liturgy.
Life partner Jesuit Sj Priest, September 8, 1962.