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Name:  Rev. John J Dietzen  

Pen Name: Father John J. Dietzen

Genre: Non-Fiction



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Dietzen is a retired priest from Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Father John J. Dietzen, 72, has been answering questions about the Catholic faith in his newspaper column for more than 30 years, starting just after the Second Vatican Council. The Peoria priest, now officially retired, still teaches philosophy and writes a weekly column for the Peoria Journal-Star, along with his “Question Box” column that is syndicated to about 40 Catholic newspapers. He served as an editor of the Peoria diocesan paper during the Vatican II years, and has served as a pastor and as director of family ministries for the Peoria Diocese.

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