About



Robert Sungenis, Ph.D.

Robert is an international author, lecturer, debater, producer, and founder of Catholic Apologetics International Publishing, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching and defending the Catholic faith.  He holds advanced degrees in Theology and Religious Studies, from George Washington University; Westminster Theological Seminary; and Calamus International University. He is also the chairman of Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC in West Hollywood, California, which produces movies for scientific and religious audiences. He is the executive producer of the movie, The Principle, which appeared in AMC and Regal Cinemas in October 2014. Robert is also the executive producer, writer and director of the movie, Journey to the Center of the Universe, which was released on DVD in September 2015. Robert is presently working on a third movie, The Church versus Galileo: An Historical Documentary which will be released in late 2016.

Robert has appeared several times on EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network): Mother Angelica Live (1998), Living Your Life Abundantly (1998-2001), Bookmark (1997-1998), and The Journey Home (1997). In 1999-2001 he wrote and hosted a 16-part weekly series for EWTN titled Not By Faith Alone, a lecture series on his best-selling book by the same title; and wrote and hosted an 18-part weekly series, Not By Scripture Alone, a lecture series on his best-selling book by the same title. In August 2002, he appeared on CNN television to defend the Catholic Church’s stand opposing female priests against feminist Rea Howrath. In August 2006 he was the featured guest on The Today Programme on the BBC discussing modern cosmology with Bro. Guy Consolmango of the Vatican Observatory. In 2006 Robert was featured as a key commentator in the documentary film concerning Fatima, Heaven’s Key to Peace, produced by The Fatima Center. In 2015 Robert was the guest of the Mexican television stations ESNE TV and Televisa regarding his movies. 

He has appeared as a featured guest on various radio programs, including: Catholic Answers LiveAl Kresta LiveThe Andy Anderson Show (WMCA, New York); The Dick Staub Show (WYLL, Chicago), Off the Shelf (Ignatius Press); Right Here-Right Now; Putting it on the Line; The Bible Christian Hour; The Mark Dankoff Show; In the Spirit of Chartes, and many other radio programs.

Since 1995 he has written articles for: The Remnant, Latin Mass Magazine, Christian Order, Catholic Family News, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Faith and Family, The Coming Home Journal, Envoy Magazine, This Rock and The Kolbe Center, and reviews of his books appear in Homiletic and Pastoral ReviewTouchstone Magazine and Salon.com. For 10 years from 2003-2013, Robert was a featured writer for the magazine, Culture Wars. His January 2008 article: “The Old Covenant: Revoked or Not Revoked?” led the US bishops to excise an error concerning the Mosaic covenant from the 2006 United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, which was approved by the Vatican in 2009. In 2002, Robert was a lecturer for the Kolbe Center in Rome and personally met and talked with Pope John Paul II.

In his beginnings, in 1994 he produced and hosted The Catholic Answer Man radio program, which was featured in the Baltimore archdiocese paper The Catholic Review in October 1994. Robert was inducted into the Who’s Who Among Professionals in 1996; and nominated as “Envoy of the Year” in 1998 by Envoy Magazine.

Robert has written and published over 30 books, some of which include: The Gospel According to St. John (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2011); Bob’s Dictionary of Big Words (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2011); The First Epistle to the Corinthians (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2009); The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1 – 11 (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2009); The Epistles of Romans and James, (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2008); Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right, Volume I, (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2008), co-author: Robert Bennett, Ph.D.; Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right, Volume II (CAI Publishing, Inc. 2008); The Apocalypse of St. John (Queenship Publishing, 2007); The Gospel According to Matthew (Queenship Publishing, 2003); Not By Bread Alone: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for the Sacrifice of the Mass (Queenship Publishing, 2000); How Can I Get to Heaven: The Bible’s Teaching on Salvation Made Easy to Understand (Queenship Publishing, 1998); Not By Faith Alone: The Biblical Evidence for the Catholic Doctrine of Justification (Queenship Publishing, 1997); Not By Scripture Alone: A Catholic Critique of the Protestant Doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Queenship Publishing, 1997); Shockwave 2000 (New Leaf Press, 1994) and was covered as a front page story of the Oakland Tribune in August, 1994 and featured in Christianity Today (October 1994) and Charisma Magazine (September 1994). Robert has contributed to the following books: Surprised By Truth (Basilica, 1995); Jesus, Peter and the Keys (Queenship, 1997); The Catholic Answer Book of Mary (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000); The Consecration of Russia (Hometown Publications, 2013).