Fr. Paul N. Check was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, in 1997. He holds a STB from the Gregorian University and an STL from the University of the Holy Cross, both in Rome. Fr. Check teaches fundamental moral theology to seminarians and sexual and medical ethics to diaconate candidates. For 12 years, he taught a moral theology course in the "Gift of Faith" Syllabus for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Fr. Check graduated from Rice University in 1981 with a BA in history. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years prior to entering the seminary. From 2008 until 2016, Fr. Check served as the Executive Director of Courage International. He often traveled to present to clergy the Church's teaching on homosexuality and her pastoral response. In 2017, he became the Rector of St. John Fisher Seminary in the Diocese of Bridgeport.