Fr. Paul N. Check was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT
in 1997. At the direction of Bishop Lori in 2002, he established a
Courage chapter in his diocese for which he continues to serve as chaplain.
He holds an STB from the Gregorian University and an STL from the
University of the Holy Cross, both in Rome.
fundamental moral theology and sexual and medical ethics to seminarians
and permanent deacon candidates in the Bridgeport Diocese. Since 1999, he
has taught the two-week course in moral theology in the "Gift of Faith”
syllabus for Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
Father Check graduated from Rice University, TX in 1981 with a BA in history.
He served as an officer in the US Marine Corps for nine years prior to
entering the seminary.
In 2008, he was selected to succeed Fr. John Harvey
as the Executive Director of Courage International, at the request of Fr. Harvey
and with the approval of Bishop Lori and Cardinal Dolan. He spends much
of his time traveling and making presentations to clergy about the Church's
teaching about homosexuality and her pastoral response.