Monsignor Edward J. Dillon

Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Pontifex University

Monsignor Edward J. Dillon, J.C.D. is Chancellor of Holy Spirit College as well as one of the College's founders. He attended graduate school at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he earned three degrees in canon law, including a doctorate. He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick's College in Carlow, Ireland and was ordained in 1967. Msgr. Dillon also has served as the pastor of one of the most dynamic and vibrant parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Holy Spirit parish, since his appointment in 1987, becoming its full-time pastor in 1997. 

A published author, Msgr. Dillon's writings include his academic degree dissertations and a book on jurisprudence edited for the Canon Law Society of America.  Monsignor Dillon’s articles on procedural law, marriage jurisprudence, and Church administration have appeared in The Jurist, the Proceedings of the Canon Law Society of America, and the proceedings of the National Conference of Diocesan Attorneys.
Msgr. Dillon is an active member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, and of the Sovereign Order of Malta.