CDU Blog


Posted by Catholic Distance University on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 03:16 PM


Congratulations to CDU Trustee Rev. Paul F. deLadurantaye, who has been appointed to the Vatican Secretariat of State. His gifts in Italian, French, Spanish and Latin will serve him well as he moves to his new office in the Apostolic Palace to start his five-year term on September 1.

brian r corbin

CDU welcomes Brian R. Corbin to the Board of Trustees. Brian is the executive vice president of Member Services of Catholic Charities USA and will join the board in October. With his extensive leadership experience in Catholic social doctrine and helping people and institutions live out the corporal works of mercy, he shares CDU’s passion for serving those who serve and those who are underserved. Brian served as diocesan director of Catholic Charities and Health Services for over 27 years in Youngstown, Ohio, and continues to teach in the Business School of Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. A graduate of the Pontifical School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America, Brian also holds a Certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He is currently completing his PhD at MIT.

deacon anthony

MA graduate Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony was ordained in 2017. He ministers to couples preparing for marriage; performs weddings, baptisms, and funerals; and blesses homes in St. Timothy parish in the Diocese of Arlington. Deacon Anthony is now pursuing a counseling degree.


MA graduate Rev. Leo Blasi was ordained in the Diocese of Salina. He is parochial vicar at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays, Kansas. Father Blasi was selected to give the invocation at the groundbreaking of The Eisenhower National Memorial on the National Mall last November.