Advisory Board


Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

Diocese of Lincoln, NE
Bishop Raymond Burke
Diocese of LaCrosse, WI
Archbishop John Donoghue
Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
Bishop Thomas Doran
Diocese of Rockford, IL
Auxiliary B
ishop John Dougherty
Diocese of Scranton, PA
Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez, OFM
Archdiocese of San Juan, PR
Archbishop Alfred Hughes
Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Martino
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
Archbishop John Meyers
Archdiocese of Newark, NJ
Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFMCap
Diocese of Palm Beach, FL


Rev. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
Archdiocese of New York
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus
Religion and Public Life
Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
Newman House


Anne Husted Burleigh
University of Dallas
Rev. Msgr. Eugene Clark
St. John's University (NY)
Dr. Thomas Dillon
Thomas Aquinas College
Dr. David House
St. Joseph College (ME)
Dr. Timothy O'Donnell
Christendom College


Dr. Gerard Bradley
University of Notre Dame
Sr. Sheila Galligan, IHM
Immaculata College
Richard Gordon
Georgetown University
Rev. Joseph Koterski, SJ
Fordham University
Dr. Peter Kreeft
Boston College
Dr. Susan Mathews
University of Scranton
Dr. William May
John Paul II Institute


Mary Cunningham Agee
The Nurturing Network
Mary Ellen Bork
Catholic Campaign for America
Congressman Henry Hyde
U.S. House of Representatives
Ronald Robinson
Young America's Foundation

Board of Directors

Connaught Marshner
J. Laurence McCarty, Esq.
Rev. Paul Scalia
L. Brent Bozell III
Manuel Miranda, Esq.


Patrick J. Reilly
President & CEO
Rosario T. Reilly

Webmaster & Conference Manager

President's Bio

Patrick J. Reilly is President and CEO of Cardinal Newman Society.  He founded the Society in 1993 and has since served variously in the positions of Executive Director and Chairman.

Reilly is also the owner of Non-Profit Consulting, which provides development and other assistance to tax-exempt organizations.  He is Senior Fellow at Capital Research Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank that studies philanthropy and nonprofit activity.  Reilly serves on the board of the Brent Society, a lay Catholic organization in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.

Reilly has served previously as Executive Director of Citizens for Educational Freedom, higher education analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives education committee, Program Analyst for the Postsecondary Division of the U.S. Department of Education, Education Policy Analyst for The Heritage Foundation, Media Consultant to the Office to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (now the USCCB), and Chairman of American Collegians for Life.

He is the author of the forthcoming Choosing a Catholic College (Sophia Institute Press), co-editor of Newman's Idea of a University: The American Response (Newman House Press, 2002), and contributor to Mandate for Charity: Policy Proposals for the Bush Administration (Capital Research Center, 2001).  He has authored numerous articles on Catholic higher education, faith-based charity, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.

Reilly has a B.A. in Political Science and Communications (Print Journalism) from Fordham University (New York), and a M.P.A. in Public Administration from The American University (Washington, D.C.).

He is married to Rosario (Tuason) Reilly and has two sons, Ian Patrick and Joseph Maximilian.  A third child is due in December.