Robert Gotcher

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Robert Gotcher is Associate Professor of Systematic Studies (theology) at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Franklin, Wisconsin and have been homeschooling their seven children for 12 years. They use a modified form of the classic liberal education of Laura Berquist's Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum.

He works closely with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education to promote the liberal arts among primary and secondary school teachers. He is a speaker for the Center for Life Principles founded by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J..

Dr. Gotcher graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 with a B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies. He received his M.A. in Theology of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1991 and his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2002. In his adult life he has done everything from volunteering with the poor in Appalachia, to religious education and youth ministry, to desktop publishing and computer related responsibilities at a law firm.

He now teaches introduction to theology, God three and one, theological anthropology, human life, life principles and human sexuality to seminarians at Sacred Heart and has given presentations on Vatican II, the encyclicals of the pope, social justice and the theology of the body. His publications focus on family issues, lay spirituality and issues related to the Second Vatican Council. He is involved in the secular Franciscan order, home schooling, and pro-life activities in the Milwaukee area and nationally.

Robert contributes to two other blogs: Classic Catholic and the Heart, Mind and Strength Weblog of the Pastoral Solutions Institute.