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Fred Kammer, S.J., Bio

Fred Kammer is a priest, an attorney, and a member of the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits.  He is the director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans.  From 2002 to 2008, he was the Provincial Superior of the New Orleans Province.  From 1992 to 2001, he was the President/CEO of Catholic Charities USA.  Prior to that he worked primarily in legal services for the poor in Atlanta and in Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge. He has written three books: Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought, [Paulist Press 1991, 1992, 2005], Salted with Fire: Spirituality for the Faithjustice Journey [Paulist Press 1995, Wipf and Stock Publishers 2008], and Faith. Works. Wonders.—An Insider’s Guide to Catholic Charities [Wipf and Stock, 2009].  He holds a B.A. from Spring Hill College; J.D. from Yale University School of Law; and an M.Div. from Loyola University of Chicago.