Tradition & Sanity is devoted to big themes—faith, reason, culture, fine arts, theology, spirituality, liturgy—from a traditional Catholic perspective. If you’ve ever seen my work at OnePeterFive or New Liturgical Movement, or looked at books such as Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright and The Once and Future Roman Rite, you know the sorts of topics I delve into and why they are important—not only for Catholics, but for anyone who appreciates the inheritance of Christendom and Western civilization from Homer and Plato down to Arvo Pärt and Benedict XVI.

Here is a place where words will not be minced as we lovingly dwell on—and pugnaciously defend—the Word made flesh and all the treasures He has bestowed on His Church over the past 2,000 years (or, rather, 3,000, as the Church continues the Chosen People of the promises and sacrifices).

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A brief bio

Peter Kwasniewski was Born in Arlington Heights (near Chicago) and raised in New Jersey. He earned a B.A. in liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America.

When “ABD,” Dr. Kwasniewski moved to Austria where he taught for seven and a half years at the International Theological Institute in Austria and in the Franciscan University of Steubenville's Austria Program. In 2006 he moved across the world again to help establish Wyoming Catholic College in the town of Lander, where he taught philosophy, theology, music, and art history and directed the choir and schola until 2018.

Since 2018, Dr. K has been a full-time writer and speaker, contributing to blogs, magazines, and newspapers. He has published over twenty books and his work has been translated into at least twenty languages. To this day, he remains an avid singer of Gregorian chant and polyphony, and a composer of sacred music.


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Writer, speaker, editor, publisher, composer; former professor of philosophy, theology, music, and art history.
A musician, visual artist, and writer, Julian Kwasniewski's writings have appeared in numerous venues, including The National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, Latin Mass Magazine, and The European Conservative.