Fr. Michael Keating is an associate professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas and a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. He has masterís degrees in education and theology, as well as a PhD in history from the University of Notre Dame. His areas of expertise include the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation, modern Church history, and western educational history. He is the editor of several books, author of numerous articles, and a popular preacher and speaker.