About Dr. Michael J. Baglino, Ed. D.
Dr. Baglino holds graduate degrees from Winona State University, Minnesota and Florida International University,
Miami in int'l ed., higher ed. and the behavioral sciences. He is also a retired entertainer [singer/actor], performing primarily as a Frank Sinatra tribute artist under the name ‘Michael Matone’. A parishioner of St. Therese de Lisieux Catholic Church in Wellington, FL, Michael serves as a lector and Knights of Columbus member. Previously, through 'EuroAmericanServicesinEducation' he instructed incoming international priests with 'accent reduction training' for the Catholic Diocese of Palm Bch. Most recently an adjunct Prof. in Psychology at Palm Bch. State College , he is a professional member of The Society of Catholic Social Scientists. As Michael, he lives with his wife, children and grandchildren, all in So. Florida.
He is the author of:
“You Only Live Thrice”: Semi Biographical Articles and Vignettes on Religion and Culture. 2022. $14.99and-
"More from a Florida Catholic": Vignettes Plus on Psychology and Culture. 2022. $14.99.
both available at Amazon, B&N and Google Books
coming in 2023 - 'Europe Meets Florida: Encounters with Religion, Psychology and Culture'
coming in 2023 - 'From Gramsci to Freud: 7 Anti Christian Philosophers Who Ruined America'
In these two books, Dr. Michael J. Baglino [AKA Michael Matone] presents a series of articles and vignettes on religion,
psychology, politics and culture. He shows us that God is with us in our daily lives through all our trials, travels and decisions.
Insights are garnered from classical education along with our participation in this post-modernist world. Throughout we see
splashes of Catholic thought from St. Ignatius of Loyola to St. Thomas Aquinas to a more contemporary soon to be Saint Fr.
Walter Ciszek. Definitely not without humor, Michael presents a down to earth and Catholic perspective to so many of our
- Philosophy: Michael aligns his philosophy and educational philosophy with those of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits in accord with its founder, St. Ignatius de Loyola, founded here at the base of Sacre Coeur at La Rue des Martyrs, Paris; that is, finding God in all things, natural, personal, cultural. A Jesuit education is one grounded in the presence of God, and encompasses imagination, emotion and intellect. The Jesuit vision encourages students to seek the divine in all things—in all peoples and cultures, in all areas of study and learning and in every human experience.