Priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., Robert J. Cormier is a preacher, teacher, theologian, and pilot.
For seventeen years, he led the Spanish-speaking community of Saint Rose of Lima in Newark, a city he has served for twenty-five years.
During this time he was for ten years minister to Portuguese-speaking communities, and he was one year in front of an Italian-speaking community.
In addition, Father Bob has over twenty-five years experience in both grade and high-schools, and over twenty years as both a prison chaplain and a rehab counselor. For the last eighteen years he has been president of Project Live—a leading institution for the care of the mentally ill.
He spent fifteen summers as priest to the Mam, a Mayan tribe, in Western Guatemala.
Between 1989 and 1998, he was one of the three voices of The Radio Mass once heard live throughout the Eastern seaboard. Currently he is the spiritual director of the internet-based radio station Radio Inmaculada, on which he also has weekly program.
Father Bob has a pontifical license in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a license in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1982.
He served as a deacon in Thailand, has visited some seventy other countries on six continents, and has some facility in eight modern languages.
He is the creator of Christian Materialism, a strikingly new synthesis of philosophy and faith that comes complete with a spirituality, set of catechisms, books on marriage and ministry, works of fiction, music and art, and more.
The combined tables of contents of his books and other writings, and the catalog of his religious products is over 200 pages.
Father Bob grew up in Cranford, New Jersey. Besides being a pilot, he is a mountain climber, sailor, cave explorer, scuba diver, and bus driver; and he also plays the conga.