Christian Moral Agency: A Question of Faith and Honour

Wojciech Giertych, OP

Theologian of the Papal Household

Fr. Giertych was born in 1951 in London of Polish parents. He studied history in Poznań and then entered the Polish Province of the Dominican Order. He was ordained a priest in 1981. In 1981-1983 and in 1987-89 he studied at the Angelicum obtaining a license and doctorate in moral theology. From 1984 he was a formator of the Polish Dominican friars and also a professor of moral theology in the Dominican House of Studies in Kraków. In 1994 he was appointed invited professor of moral theology at the Angelicum where he teaches until today.

In 1998-2005 he was a member of the General Council of the Dominican Order, being first the Socius for Central and Eastern Europe, and then for the Intellectual Life of the Order. In 2005 Benedict XVI appointed him as the Theologian of the Papal Household. He is a consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and of the Congregation for Causes of Saints, a member of the Pontifical Committee for Eucharistic Congresses and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.