Fr. Pius is a priest of the Order of Preachers (the “Dominicans”) currently studying at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Before that, he served as a parish priest at in Zanesville, OH.
He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 2008, after having entered the novitiate for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2002 and studied for his License in Sacred Theology. His thesis was on St. Thomas Aquinas's account of Knowledge and Love in understanding the persons of the Trinity.
Prior to entering the Dominican Order, he worked for three years in the Corporate and Securities practice of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.
Fr. Pius was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended Brophy College Preparatory. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in English and philosophy, and obtained his J.D. from the University of Chicago.