Fr. Frank S. Donio, S.A.C., D.Min. is Founding Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center and a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers). He is also Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men of the United States (CMSM). His academic background, teaching, presenting, pastoral and administrative work are focused primarily around evangelization, spiritual formation, and pastoral practice that fosters greater co-responsibility and collaboration among all the baptized.
He holds additional provincial, national and international leadership positions in the Pallottines and in the Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC), an international public association of the faithful founded by St. Vincent Pallotti in 1835. Fr. Frank is former Provincial Rector of the Immaculate Conception Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate. Some of his other prior assignments include Provincial Director of Formation, Pastoral Director of St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, MD and Chaplain of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken, NJ.
Fr. Frank writes, presents and gives numerous interviews on evangelization, co-responsibility and collaboration in ministry and apostolate, pastoral planning, Church leadership and management, and Catholic and Pallottine spirituality. He has spoken at various colleges and universities, schools of Theology, dioceses, and national and international conferences as well as on radio, television, and podcasts. He also provides consultation to Catholic dioceses, religious communities, and organizations in the United States and internationally. Fr. Frank and the Center are recipients of the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry. The award is its highest honor and recognizes an outstanding individual or organization for promoting understanding of the Church in the world according to the vision of Vatican II. The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators gave Fr. Frank their Leadership Award for his work on just treatment in the Catholic workplace.