Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1973 and spent six years in the Air Force.
After ordination, he served in two parishes before becoming Director of Education of the House of Affirmation. For 18 years, he served as the Executive Vice President and then the President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, a residential treatment program for clergy and religious men and women.
He is author of the Paulist Press bestseller I Am Awake and Twenty-Third Publications’ Fire on the Earth. He is author of the Ave Maria book: When the Lion Roars: A Primer for the Unsuspecting Mystic. His book The Joy of Priesthood won a Catholic Press Association award. He edited Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak About Mary and Born of the Eucharist: A Spirituality for Priests. His research book on priesthood called Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests was released in Oct 2011. He published in 2013: Letters to My Brothers: Words of Hope and Challenge for Priests. His latest work is: Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the Modern-Day Battle against Ancient Evil published by Sophia Institute Press.
A licensed psychologist in the States of Maryland and Massachusetts, Msgr. Rossetti has a Ph.D. in psychology from Boston College and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic University. He was chair of the Maryland Psychological Association’s ethics committee.
He received a Proclaim Award from the U.S. Bishops’ Conference, a Lifetime Service Award from Theological College, a Touchstone Award from the NFPC, the 2013 John Paul II leadership award from the National Catholic Education Association, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University.
Msgr. Rossetti is a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America (CUA) and the President of St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal (www.catholicexorcism.org). Msgr. Rossetti has been an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 12 years.