Deacon Omar F. A. Gutiérrez has been interested in the intersection of culture and faith, social science, and Catholic social teaching for over three decades. He would love to share with audiences his knowledge of and experience with the social teaching of the Church.
Over his many years working for the Church, Dcn. Gutierrez has discovered that many more Catholics are eager to find out how they can live the Church's rich social teaching in a way that is authentic to the Church's Magisterium.
A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Theology, Deacon Gutierrez then studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum) and completed his MA in Theology from the University of Dallas. His Master’s thesis applied Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman’s marks of authentic development of doctrine to the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Liberty.
Deacon Gutierrez is an increasingly sought-after speaker for this faithful and engaging presentations on racism, faith and business, Catholic social teaching in general, immigration, death penalty, abortion, social justice, the lives of the saints and much more. He has a podcast seires on Discerning Hearts entitled “Regnum Novum: The New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching." This series is referred to by Catholic Culture's Phil Lawler as "a greatly needed, solidly orthodox series presenting the authentic social teachings of the Catholic Church." Deacon Gutierrez has been published in a number of print and online magazines and newspapers including The Catholic Answer, the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, and more. His first book, The Urging of Christ’s Love: The Saints and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church has been praised as a refreshing and insightful presentation of the social teaching. His summaries of the social encyclicals Rerum Novarum and Quadragesimo Anno have been used by students of the social teaching all over the world.