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Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ


Father Michael P. Caruso, SJ, is the vice president of mission, operations and planning at St. Louis University High School, and has been the superior of the Jesuit community there since 2022. Ordained a priest in 1982, Fr. Caruso entered the Society of Jesus in 1993. He has since worked as an associate professor of education at both Loyola Marymount University and Saint Louis University, before becoming president of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School in Chicago, where he served from 2010 to 2020.

Father Caruso focuses extensively in his work on the survivability and sustainability of Catholic education, both in the past and present. He has lent his opinions to EWTN programming on numerous occasions and has published two books through Rowman & Littlefield.

He has been a been guest on Conversations with Cardinal Dolan several times. See the most recent.

Publication list: 

When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools

When the Sisters Said Farewell tells the story of Catholic elementary schools’ contributions to the United States through the experiences of women religious who were the last of their communities to serve in the schools. The narrative also provides instructive insights about leadership, transitions and current trends in religious life and Catholic education.

The Survivability of Catholic Schools: Vigor, Anemia, and a Diffident Flock

The Survivability of Catholic Schools: Vigor, Anemia, and a Diffident Flock guides readers through some of the trials and joys of keeping Catholic schools faithful to their mission by candidly acknowledging some of the challenges.

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