Father Raymond J. de Souza is a Roman Catholic priest. Ordained in 2002, he resides in Kingston, Ontario. Known as a columnist for the National Post and a frequent contributor to both religious and secular media, his principal work is as Chaplain at Newman House, the Roman Catholic centre for students at Queen’s University. Trained as an economist before he entered the seminary, he completed graduate degrees at Queen’s as well as the University of Cambridge, England. He completed his theological studies in Rome, during which time he was an accredited member of the Vatican press corps (1998-2003). While a commentator on cultural affairs, Fr. de Souza devotes his time primarily to pastoral work, often preaching missions and retreats.