Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D
Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D is a Paulist priest, composer (OCP), theologian, and author. He is the 2020 Distinguished Catholic Music Composer of the Year Award by the Association of Catholic Publishers and the 2018 Pastoral Musician of the Year Award by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA. His books include: Chanting On Our Behalf (2015, First Place Award, Catholic Press Association) and The Liturgy of Life (2014, Finalist of the Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers). He is a theological consultor for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the co-author of the official national pastoral plan for Asian Pacific Catholics, Encountering Christ in Harmony (USCCB, 2018) and the more recent book, A Treasured Presence: Filipino American Catholics (USCCB, 2020. He resides at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City.