Michael Rogers was an assistant chaplain and McFarland Center fellow at the College of the Holy Cross. He graduated from Holy Cross in 2002 and entered the Jesuits the same year. He has a master's degree in philosophy from Saint Louis University as well as an S.T.B. and an S.T.L. from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He spent three years teaching theology and coaching tennis at Boston College High School and served as the coordinator for the Jesuits in the United States for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013. He also has worked at the Church of the Gesú, the mother church of the Jesuits in Rome, from 2013-2015. He has written both for America Magazine and the Huffington Post along with being an occasional commentator for Vatican Radio, Euronews, the Catholic News Service, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. He completed the pilgrimages at Lough Derg and Croagh Patrick, Ireland, in July 2016.