About Msgr. John Cihak

Monsignor John Cihak was raised in a large family on the outskirts of Corvallis, OR. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and earned a Licentiate in Fundamental Theology and Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

He is the author of Balthasar and Anxiety (T&T Clark, 2009), co-author of The Catholic Guide to Depression (Sophia Institute, 2012), the editor of Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies and Other Writings (Bloomsbury, 2017), and several articles in theology and catechesis.

He has held teaching positions at Mount Angel Seminary and the Pontifical Gregorian University, and was a theological consultant for the Spirit of Truth K-8 catechetical curriculum (Sophia Institute).

Prior to his arrival to Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, OR, he served at the Vatican as an official of the Congregation for Bishops and as a Papal Master of Ceremonies for Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.