STB, Propaganda Fide University, Rome, 1941. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1965.
Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1943-1968; national secretary, Pontifical Mission Aid Socs., Australia, 1945-1948; editor, Catholic Missions, Holy Child, Apostolatus, Australia, 1945-1948; inspector schools, Brisbane (Australia) Archdiocese, 1948-1949; associate editor, Florida Catholic, 1953-1954; political columnist, Los Angeles Tidings, 1954-1956; associate Professor of English, assistant to president, U. San Diego, 1957-1961; assistant professor journalism, U. Iowa, 1965-1968; associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1969-1972; professor, U. Kansas, 1972-1985; Oscar S. Stauffer professor journalism, U. Kansas, 1976-1985; journalism professor emeritus, U. Kansas, 1986-1987. Newspaper consultant, 1973-1987.
Member Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Teaching in Journalism award 1985), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha.
Married Mary Ann McCue, December 23, 1968.