Fr. John Zupez, SJ

About Fr. John Zupez, SJ

Father Zupez was born in St. Louis and entered the Society of Jesus in 1954. He was ordained a priest in 1967 by Bishop George Gottwald at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in St. Louis. He received a master's degree in mathematics from St. Louis University in 1962. Father Zupez taught mathematics and religion at De Smet Jesuit High School from 1970-78 and mathematics and social studies at St. Louis University High School from 1981-82. Father Zupez taught mathematics and physics at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver and mathematics and religion at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. He taught at Georgetown Prep in Rockville, Md., Scranton Prep in Pennsylvania, and Fairfield Prep in Connecticut. He taught mathematics and theology at St. John's College in Belize City, Belize, from 1989-97. From 1997-2006, Father Zupez taught theology and Scripture in several schools in Africa, including Arrupe College and Regional Major Seminary, both in Harare, Zimbabwe. He served as pastor at a parish in Oklahoma City from 2009-2013. He recently began prison ministry in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Transubstantiation and the Real Presence

A PEW survey made public in August 2019 reported that only 63% of Catholics who attend Mass weekly believe that the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Christ and only 58% know the Church’s teaching on t … [Read more...]

The Human Jesus

(First published in "Spirituality," July/August 2013. Dublin: Dominican Publications.) Since the Second Vatican Council, Catholics have come to a better appreciation of the full humanity of Jesus, which was always a part of Church dogma. … [Read more...]