|Mr. LaCroix is retired from Ford Motor Company where over a thirty year period he held management positions at plant, division, and staff levels including assignments within public relations, human relations, governmental affairs, and Asia-Pacific operations. He also coordinated special training projects for local governments in Michigan and Ohio while on political leave of absence. Teaching at community colleges was always an avocation and in 1997, he began a three-year term on the full-time faculty as a Lecturer in the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit, teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Areas of study included communication, human resource management, business and labor policy, industrial relations, business strategy, business ethics, and advanced management concepts.|
Earlier undergraduate work in English and philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit paved the way for three added years of theological study at St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. Mr. LaCroix subsequently earned a masters degree in psychology from the University of Detroit, and later an MBA in Advanced Management from Michigan State University. Education was alive in the LaCroix household. Mrs. LaCroix remains an outstanding elementary school teacher with credentials from Madonna University, and their three children each hold advanced degrees respectively in Business Administration, Family Practice Medicine, and Pediatric/ Internal Medicine.
For the past five years Mr. LaCroix has been the Director of Adult Formation at the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. His Rite of Christian Initiation classes for Adults (RCIA) are a powerful and persuasive blend of philosophy, theology, and Scripture that truly brings the history and life of the Church and the richness of our Catholic Faith into sharp focus. Scripture classes on Old Testament themes and personalities give life to biblical history. The systematic study of the Pauline Corpus in the New Testament becomes an exciting journey with maps and demographics. A Lenten series, “Death and the Role of Christian Suffering”, helped many learn to turn suffering from pure pain to powerful productive prayer.
|Faith and Reason|
The title, inspiration, and purpose for this radio program come directly from the life and writings of His Holiness, John Paul II. Each broadcast features a broad range of subjects to help deepen our understanding of the Catholic Faith by showing the essential and necessary relationship between the truths of Faith and Human Reason. It is an exciting and stimulating blend of philosophy, theology, science and Scripture that brings a wealth of information to help put the Catholic Faith and life today into sharper focus.