W. L. (Bill) Patenaude is a mechanical engineer, holds a Master of Arts in theology, and writes on issues that link faith and reason. Having worked for over 34 years at Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management, for which he has received numerous state and federal awards, Bill has been speaking and writing about the Catholic perspective of ecology since 2004, most especially at CatholicEcology.net. In 2018, Bill published his debut novel, A Printer's Choice, which uses the popular genres of science fiction and murder mystery to examine the influences of faith and the power of free will. Set in a world damaged by eco-crises and war, the novel asks important questions about the choices humanity is making today. (Visit APrintersChoice.com for more info.) Bill's graduate thesis examined the influences of St. Bonaventure on Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Patenaude argued that a young Fr. Ratzinger's observation that a Church that "seeks peace in the future is nonetheless obliged to love in the present" echoed throughout his life and influenced his views on issues like ecology. And so it should for all Catholics. Bill has served as a special lecturer in theology at Providence College and writes for national publications, including Catholic World Report. He's provided analysis for The National Catholic Register, the Catholic News Agency, Associated Press, National Geographic, The Boston Globe/Crux, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.