Jonathan Morris Biography
|Date of Birth:||1972 , August-22|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Profession||Priest author and television personality|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Weight in KG||70 kg|
|Married to||Liz Lev|
|Education||Franciscan University of Steubenville|
Jonathan Morris is an American actor, commentator and author on religious matters. The Roman Catholic priest has been a contributor and analyst for Fox News since 2005. He previously also served as a priest in New York's Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio
Jonathan Morris was born on August 22, 1972, in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States of America, to a large family. He was raised with six siblings. Morris’ family was always religious, which later motivated Morris to become a reverend.
Morris went on to attend Franciscan University in Ohio, where he studied business administration. He was an obedient student. While at the university, he served as Vice President of the University Student Government. After graduating from Franciscan University, Morris decided to commit to the Legion of Christ, a Roman Catholic religious institute founded by the now-shamed Mexican priest, Marcial Maciel.
He continued his studies at their Center for Higher Studies in Rome, Italy. He then earned degrees in the classical humanities and philosophy. He went on to provide active service and then again went on to study theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, the seminary of the Legion of Christ.
Journey to Fox News
He was ordained a priest on 24 December 2002. Morris started living and working in Rome. Morris sustained his graduate studies in moral theology. After his continuous service, Morris was appointed as the Vice-Rector of the seminary he had attended.
Morris decided to move back to the United States and became a parochial vicar of the Basilica on 1 July 2009. After the truth about Legion was revealed, Morris cut his public affiliation with the Legion, thus seeking incardination into the Archdiocese of New York.
Morris assisted there until 2013 after which he was transferred to Corpus Christi Church in Manhattan. He began serving the parish while continuing his radio work and campus ministry.
Morris worked as a theological adviser from 2002 to 2004, in the making of Mel Gibson's motion picture The Passion of the Christ. Morris also began effectively providing reports and analysis for CNN, the Fox News Channel, the BBC, and Sky News related to religion.
He received proposals from numerous networks but chose to work for the Fox News Channel. Morris covered Vatican news events and also investigated broader news stories from a moral point of view. Morris is noted for having a recurring segment for Fox News Channel's late night news/comedy show Red Eye in May 2009.
That same year, Morrison served as a contributor for the Wall Street Journal. Morris became the program director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio in 2012 and continues his work till date.
Estimated Net Worth of $2 Million
Morris is currently 47 years old, as of 2020. He holds an American nationality. He is also widely known for his books titled The Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts and God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God's Help and The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer.
Moreover, he is serving in the Archdiocese of New York and as a Religious Life Adviser (campus minister) at Columbia University.
Morris has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. The priest has not disclosed his exact net worth yet. However, some sources have estimated Morris' total fortune to be $2 million.
Is He Married? Who is His Wife?
Moving towards the relationship status of Jonathan Morris, he is pretty secretive about his personal life. But, online sources have confirmed that he is a married man.
According to an online source, Morris tied the knot with Liz Lev and the husband-wife duo has been happily married ever since. It's unclear if the couple has a child or not.