Born in Chicago USA in 1939, I earned MAs in philosophy and theology at the Aquinas Institute, River Forest IL / Dubuque IA in 1963 and 1967 respectively. Then, in 1967 I came to Tübingen, Germany, to do a doctorate in ecumentical ecclesiology under Prof. Hans Küng. Staying in Germany, I became a librarian in the university library, which enabled me to continue my research in cognitive psychology and its implications for science, philosophy, theology, and ethics, and to continue to work with Prof. Küng, especially in his Global Ethics Project.