Fr John Bartunek, LC received a bachelor of arts in history from Stanford Universityin 1990, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After working as a high school history teacher, a baseball coach, and a professional actor in Chicago, he joined the Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious congregation, in 1993. He has since received degrees in philosophy and theology and was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003. He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of The Christ while researching Inside the Passion. He has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. Fr Bartunek is currently studying for a doctorate degree in moral theology.