Former Parochial vicar of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City and a member of the Legion of Christ, a Catholic religious congregation.
Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Third child of a family of seven children.
Attending schools in Michigan and Ohio, he studied political science at the University of San Jose in Costa Rica and then business administration at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. While in college, he began to consider the priesthood.