Rev. James O'Connor studied at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., and was ordained in 1966. He received his S.T.D. from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, in 1972 and has been teaching at St. Joseph's Seminary since 1972.
He has published various articles on Christology, Mariology, and the Theology of Marriage, while serving as parish priest in the South Bronx and Westchester and involving himself in the prison ministry.