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Father Paul Turner is pastor of St. Anthony parish in Kansas City, Missouri. A priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, he holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome.
His publications include The Catechumenate Answer Book (Resource Publications, 2000), Your Child’s Baptism (Liturgy Training Publications, 1999), The Hallelujah Highway: A History of the Catechumenate (Liturgy Training Publications, 2000), The Catholic Wedding Answer Book (Resource Publications, 2001), Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass (Liturgical Press, 2006), When Other Christians Become Catholic (Liturgical Press, 2007), and Celebrating Initiation: A Guide For Priests (World Library Publications, 2008), and Pastoral Companion to the Roman Missal (World Library Publications, 2010).

He is a former President of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Father Turner’s website is

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