Augustine Institute Faculty: Fr. John Riley

Fr. Riley

Fr. John Riley

Professor of Leadership and Catechetics


MA (Theology), St Charles Borromeo Seminary
MDiv, St Charles Borromeo Seminary
MA (Catechetics), Notre Dame Apostolic Catechetical Institute


Father John Riley is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington Virginia currently serving the Archdiocese of Denver as Chaplain and Professor at the Augustine Institute. Interested in pursuing a career in Motion Picture Production and Direction, Father Riley earned a BA in Communication in his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. After discerning a call to the priesthood, Father Riley earned three Masters’ Degrees; in Divinity and Theology from the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA; and in Catechetics [with a concentration in Spirituality] from Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute in Arlington, Virginia. A Chaplain and Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christendom College in Front Royal from 1995-2000, Father Riley has spent the better part of the past 20 years serving in parishes of the Arlington Diocese as Pastor and Parochial Vicar – always actively engaged in teaching parishioners of all ages in hopes of seeing the full flower of the New Evangelization firmly rooted in the Heart of Catechesis – Jesus Christ.