Father John Burns is a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who is studying for a doctorate in sacred theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Ordained a priest in 2010, he has served as an associate pastor and pastor in the archdiocese, as well as an adjunct professor of moral theology at the Sacred Heart School Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Burns studied theology at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He completed a licentiate in moral theology from the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in 2011.
Fr. Burns directs retreats in the archdiocese and is a speaker at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s annual conferences, archdiocesan engaged enrichment conferences, and Theology on Tap. He works in multiple capacities with both the Men of Christ and Women of Christ annual conferences, and contributes to the young adult renewal ministries of ARISE and Cor Jesu.
Fr. Burns is a regular guest on Relevant Radio’s The Inner Life. He works extensively with Mother Teresa’s sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, and has given retreats, conferences, and spiritual direction for the sisters in Romania, Armenia, Kenya, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.
Books by Fr. John Burns:
“Lift Up Your Heart” which is a 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales. For more info about this book visit: