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Andrew Baker,
Msgr. Andrew Baker, S.T.D.
Rector, Vice President
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S.T.D.,  Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy (1997)
S.T.L., University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain (1996)
M.A., St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook (1991)
M.Div.,  St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook (1990)
B.A., St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook (1987)





The Newman Foundation of Lehigh University Service Award, 2000

Chaplain of His Holiness with the title of Monsignor, March 27, 2006

Allentown Central Catholic High School Distinguished Graduate Award, June 10, 2010


Monsignor Baker was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Allentown in 1991 and has served in various parishes. He has also taught on high school faculties and served as a Catholic university chaplain. In addition, Msgr. Baker served on the faculty of St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pa. and on the Congregation for Bishops in Rome. He earned a license in sacred theology from the University of Navarre, and a doctorate from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Areas of Study


Msgr. Baker has a personal blog titled Door of Faith - please feel free to take a look!

On Contraception: Two Diverse Approaches (doctoral dissertation)

The Doctrine on Contraception: Some Anthropological Clarifications, in “Catholic Dossier” 3 (September - October, 1997) pp. 28-36

Cohabitation fails as a test for marriage, in “Homiletic & Pastoral Review” C (May 2000) pp. 48-51

Ordination and Same Sex Attraction, in “America” Vol. 187, No. 9 (September 30, 2002) pp. 7-9

Why we need priestly celibacy more than ever, in “Our Sunday Visitor” (November 10, 2002) pp. 10-11

Here comes the groom: The priest as bridegroom of the Church, in “Lay Witness,” (May/June, 2003) pp. 24-25

The Priest: Herald of Hope, in Mangan, Charles, and Spiteri, Laurence, eds., A Priest for All Liturgical Seasons, New York, Alba House, 2009, pp. 69-87

St. Paul through the Eyes of Pope Benedict XVI, in “Lay Witness,” (May/June, 2009) pp. 12-13, 22

The Paul of Benedict, in “Homiletic & Pastoral Review,” (December 2009) pp. 8-16

For Christians, Easter’s message is that Jesus is ‘our life’, Op Ed for the “Morning Call,” April 24, 2011, p. 24

“Congregación para los Obispos,” “Relación Quinquenal,” and “Visita ad Limina” in Diccionario General de Derecho Canonico, Instituto Martín de Azpilcueta of the University of Navarre, Otaduy, Javier, Viana Antonio, Sedano, Joaquín (eds.), 2012

Definition at core of same-sex marriage cases, Your View Op-Ed for the “Morning Call,” March 25, 2013, p. 11


In “The A.D. Times” (The official Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Allentown)

Cohabitation fails as a test for marriage, (October 29, 1998) p. 4

Homosexuality and the truth about human sexuality, (August 19, 1999) p. 4

NFP and contraception: The big difference, (April 27, 2000) p. 4

The laity “incarnate” Christ in the world, (December 21, 2000) p. 4

On this rock I will build my Church, (January 31, 2002) p. 4

A work of God, (September 26, 2002) p. 4

The silver anniversary of Pope John Paul II, (October 9, 2003) p. 4

A modest proposal, (June 17, 2004) p. 4

Indulgences: A gift for the Year of the Eucharist, (February 24, 2005) p. 4

Do not be afraid to follow me, (April 21, 2005) pp. 11-12

Why go to Mass on Sunday?, (October 20, 2005) p. 4

Temperance: a virtual virtue, (May 3, 2007), p. 4

Saving hope, (March 6, 2008), p. 4

The Apostle to the Gentiles in the eyes of the Roman Pontiff, (January 22, 2009), p. 4

Ministers of Your Joy, (December 24, 2009), p. 4

Same Sex “Marriage”?, (December 9, 2010), p. 10

Same-sex marriage: Definition not discrimination, (July 12, 2012), p. 7

Proof of the resurrection, (April 25, 2013), p. 13

Holy purity, (April 3, 2014), p. 23

Abortion and the eighth commandment, (January 22, 2015), p. 23

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