Father John Horgan is a graduate of Harvard. He holds four degrees from the Angelicum in Rome. He received a Licentiate in Moral Theology, summa cum laude, with specialization in medical-moral matters. In June of 1997, he also received a diploma magna com laude from the Studium of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, certifying his expertise in the investigation and evaluation of candidates for sainthood.
Father Horgan was ordained for the Archdiocese of Vancouver in 1986 by Pope John Paul II.
Between 1989 and 1996, he was resident chaplain at St. Paul's Hospital, and served for several years as bishop's representative to the Catholic Health Care Association of British Columbia.
Father Horgan has been pastor of Saints Peter and Paul since 1998; he is also chaplain to Vancouver College and teaches moral theology for the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education.
Father Horgan is well-known for his retreats and conferences in Vancouver and has filmed several series on Saints and other features for EWTN series Angels of God.
Father John serves on the Executive Board of the Catholic Educator's Resource Center.
Father Horgan is one of the founding members of the Vancouver Shroud Society. He is the author of many of the boards in the Exhibit and is an authority on relics and the process of canonization. He has spoken extensively on the lives of the Saints, in particular some of the least known and some of the most recent saints of the Church.