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4 August 1932 - 8 September 1998
My late husband Petro Bilaniuk was hired in 1961 by St. Michael’s College with a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Munich in Germany and taught there until his retirement in 1998. Apparently he was the first person hired to teach theology at the university level in all of North America who was not an ordained minister. For a while he tried in vain to correct professional organizations who persisted in addressing his as Reverend until despite his protests he could convince them to change their statutes so they could formally accept laypersons into their organizations. Marie-Therese Bilaniuk , M.A., PH.D.