Father Hattie, a Canadian priest of the Missionary Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is Spiritual Advisor to the Directors of WOOMB International. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1964 and has a number of degrees: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Education; Master’s in Religious Education, Masters in Theology and a Doctorate in the Theology of Marriage and Family from the Lateran University in Rome.
He is an author, and member of a number of Boards, including WOOMB Canada and Priests for Life Canada. From 1974-1984 he was Chaplain at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he met Drs John and Lyn Billings when they can to address medical students. Since then he has been an ardent supporter of the Billings Ovulation Method®. He was the founder and director of the Office of Marriage and Family Formation for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He then became the director of the Office of Marriage and Family Formation for the Archdiocese of Halifax.
Since September 2011 he has been an adjunct faculty member and a chaplain at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Canada.