September 24, 2013


Fr. Nicholas Lombardo OP Publishes Article in Philippiniana Sacra and Katorikku Kenkyo

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti Publishes Article On Priesthood and Burnout

Dr. Miller Presents at World Congress of Jewish Studies

Fr. Lombardo Publishes Chapter in Emotions and Health, 1200-1700

Dr. Tarmo Toom Publishes Article on Augustine in Studia Patristica

Dr. Dominic Serra Publishes Article on “Postbaptismal Rites in Early Roman Practice” in Studia Liturgica

Dr. Joshua Benson Publishes Article on Augustine and Bonaventure in T and T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology

Rev. John T. Ford Delivers Slide Presentation at Annual Conference of Newman Association of America, Walsh University

Dr. Miller presents at World Congress of Jewish Studies

Dr. David Lantigua Co-authors Article on Inculturation and Natural Law in the Journal of Moral Theology

STRS Welcomes New Faculty

Dr. Benson Publishes Translations in Writings on the Spiritual Life

Dr. Valkenberg Presents at Symposium on Sacred Texts and Human Contents at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Dr. Wilhelmus Valkenberg Participates in Seminar at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rev. John Ford Contributes Several Chapters In the Book Unity and Mission

A Reflection on Lumen Fidei

Dr. Miller Publishes Article on the Song of Songs in Sacra Scripta Dr. William D. Dinges Serves as a Respondent at the Catholic Theology Society of America’s Annual Convention

Dr. Charles Jones Presents Paper at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dr. Charles Jones Publishes Article in Education About Asia

Dr. David Bosworth Publishes Article On the Tears of God in the Book of Jeremiah

Dr. Benson Publishes Essay on St. Francis of Assisi and Eucharist

Dr. Wilhelmus Valkenberg Presents Paper at International Symposium in Turkey

Dr. Tarmo Toom Delivers Paper at Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society

STRS Celebrates 2013 Commencement Exercises

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti Delivers Commencement Address at St. Mary’s Seminary and University

Dean Mark Morozowich Presents at Monterey Clergy Conference

Dr. Charles Jones Presents Paper on Creation and Causality at the University of Dayton

STRS Presents Rev. E. Daley, S.J. 2013 Johannes Quasten Award


Fr. John Ford Publishes Article in Newman Studies Journal

Nathan P. LaMontagne Defense

Msgr Stephen Rossetti Addresses Priests of the Archdiocese of New York

Andrew Staron Defense

Rev. Phillip A. Florio Oral Presentation

Kelly Marie Wilson Defense

Jufang Tseng Defense

Christopher K. Gross Defense

Annette M. Pelletier Defense

Fr Nicholas Lombardo, OP, Gives Lecture at Washington College

Msgr McPartlan Speaking on Vatican II at Franciscan University

Rev. Thomas Ochieng Otanga Defense

Brendan Lupton Defense

Max T. Engel Defense

Rev. Richard De Lillio Publishes Article in Homiletic and Pastoral Review

Dr. John Grabowski Lectures on Marriage to CUA’s Chastity Outreach Group

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti receives John Paul II Seminary Leadership Award from NCEA

Msgr Stephen Rossetti gave Lenten Days of Reflection to Priests

Rev. Dr. Regis Armstrong, O.F.M. and Dr. Joshua Benson Deliver Lecture on St. Francis of Assisi

Dispatches from the Conclave

Dr. John Ford Delivers Marianite Lecture at Holy Cross College, Louisiana

Dr. William Dinges Delivers Series of Lectures in Washington, DC on Religion in American Life

Dissertation Defense: Robert M. Simkins

Final Examination of Robert M. Simkins for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Adam D. Rasmussen

Dr. David Lantigua Lectures On Freedom of Religion at the University of Notre Dame

Monsignor Paul McPartlan Speaking In London

Dr. John Grabowski Presented at Diocese of Richmond NFP Symposium


  • Dispatches from the Conclave

    Monsignor Kevin Irwin shares insights on the papacy and the upcoming conclave while teaching in Rome this semester.

  • Fr. John T. Ford Publishes Article On Infallibility in Theological Studies

    Fr. Ford published, "Infallibility-Terminology, Textual Analysis and Theological Interpretation: A Response to Mark Powell," Theological Studies 74 (March 2013): 119-128.

  • Dissertation Defense: Ignazio Bellafiore

    Final Examination of Rev. Ignazio Bellafiore for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, February 22, 2013 10:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125

  • Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti Gives Lenten Day of Recollection for Green Bay Priests

    Msgr Stephen J. Rossetti gave the first Lenten Day of Recollection for the priests of the Diocese of Green Bay on Friday, February 15. Forty-five priests and three bishops attended. Msgr. Rossetti spoke about a spirituality of diocesan priesthood and ended the day with reflections on Eucharistic gratitude and Christian joy. The Diocese plans to continue having these Lenten reflection days for its priests every year. During a break in the workshop, Msgr. Rossetti gave an interview for the diocesan newspaper and after the workshop was over, he gave a 30 minute live radio interview for the Catholic station-- Relevant Radio.

  • Dr. Pecknold Publishes Essays in Two Festschrifts

    Dr. Chad Pecknold has recently published essays on the discipline of theology in honor of two distinguished theologians, Ralph Del Colle and David Ford.  In honor of the late Ralph Del Colle, Pecknold contributed an essay, "The Humble Greatness of Theology," to Michel Rene Barnes (Ed.) A Man of the Church

    In honor of David Ford's 65th birthday, Pecknold contributed an essay, "Ecclesial Theology in the University," to Rachel Muers et al (Eds.) The Vocation of Theology Today
  • Professor Michael Root Lectures on Vatican II

    Professor Root gave a lecture at Loyola University Maryland on "Vatican II on Ecumensim: Reform, Rupture, or What?" on Feb. 7, 2013. This was the first in a series of lectures on Vatican II sponsored by Loyola University's Catholic Studies program.

  • Dissertation Defense: James Kruggel

    Final Examination of Rev. I. Michael Bellafiore for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Friday, February 22, 2013 10:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125

  • Dr. Wilhelmus G.B.M. Valkenberg Publishes Article

    Dr. Valkenberg recently published, "Fethullah Gülen and Peace as Horizon of Tolerance and Dialogue," in: Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Gülen Movement, edited by Ori Z. Soltes and Margaret A. Johnson (Washington College Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture, vol. 4), New York: Peter Lang, 2013, pp. 41-53.

  • Fr. Christopher Begg Publishes Article in Book

    Fr. Begg recently published an article entitled, "Josephus' and Pseudo-Philo's Rewritings of the Book of Joshua," in The Book of Joshua (ed. E. Noort; BETL 250; Leuver/Paris/Walpole, MA, 2012)

  • Dr. Miller Lectures at National Museum of Language

    On February 3rd, Dr. Robert Miller presented a lecture as part of the Amelia C. Murdoch 2013 Speaker Series at the National Museum of Language in College Park, MD. His presentation, " Oral Literature and Performance in Ancient Israel," explored the nature of orality and literacy in ancient Israel, the nature of its oral literature, and the ways in which this literature would have been performed and received.


  • New Database of Latin and English Texts Dedicated to the Writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi is Now Available

    The database of Latin and English texts dedicated to the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi, the Digital Francis and Clare of Assisi: Early Documents is now available. Dr. Benson was one of the principle editors, directors and encoders of the database. Fr. Regis Armstrong was one of the principal translators of the print volumes upon which the series is based. The database is a groundbreaking new way to view, search, and teach with these important texts. The database can be visited by clicking the link above.

  • Dr. Joshua Benson Publishes Article

    Dr. Benson has published "Bonaventure's Inaugural Sermon at Paris: Omnium Artifex Docuit Me Sapientia. Introduction and Text," in Collectanea Franciscana 82/3-4 (2012), 517-562. The publication is the latest in a series of publications that Dr. Benson has authored regarding Bonaventure's inaugural sermon at Paris. This publication provides the first edition ever made of the sermon itself.

  • Dr. David Bosworth Publishes “Weeping in the Psalms”

    Dr. Bosworth has published "Weeping in the Psalms" in Vetus Testamentum 62 (2013) 36-46. The article correlates modern scientific study of weeping with its use in the Psalter. Research on weeping indicates that crying is a behavior motivated by the need for relationship and care-giving and that tears generate powerful reactions in people that witness them. In the Psalms, speakers draw on the powerful non-verbal eloquence of weeping by mentioning their tears in the contexts of their prayers in order to motivate God to help. This article describes how the motif of weeping functions in the Psalms and analyzes its distribution in the Psalter.

  • Implications of the New Evangelization Today Video

    Cardinal Wuerl's Lecture, "Implications of the New Evangelization Today" was recorded on video and is freely available to those who would like to view this talk. Please click the link above for access.

  • Dr. Robert Miller Named to Affiliated Faculty in South Africa

    Dr. Miller has been appointed a Research Associate of the Department of Old Testament Studies of the University of Pretoria. The University was founded in 1908 and its Old Testament program is one of the most respected in Africa. Click the link above for more information about the Department.

  • CUA faculty and Alums at Annual Liturgy Meeting

    A group of current and former faculty and alumni of CUA gathered in Albuquerque, NM, during the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy, January 3-6, 2013. Current faculty present included Dean Mark Morozowich, liturgy area director Dominic Serra, and faculty Margaret Mary Kelleher, Margaret Schreiber, Michael Witczak, and Lecturer Katharine Harmon. Former faculty in attendance included Gerard Austin. Alums present included Nick Denysenko, Gabriel Pivarnik, Richard McCarron, James Donohue, Donald LaSalle, Robert (Roc) O'Connor, Heidi Miller, James Sabak, Stephen Wilbricht, Catherine Vincie, Mark Wedig, and Judith Kubicki.

  • Fr. Witczak delivers VP address at national liturgy meeting

    Associate Professor Michael G. Witczak delivered the Vice Presidential Address at the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy, meeting in Albuquerque, NM, January 3-6, 2013. The address was entitled: "The Liturgical Movement: A Personal Examen." Witczak explored the concept of the "liturgical movement" as a historical pattern of understanding and then offered brief profiles of the key influences on his development as a student of the liturgy. The talk concluded with his contention that liturgy is fundamentally a theological discipline. Witczak took up the office of president of the Academy at the end of the meeting and will preside at the meeting in Orlando, FL, Jan. 2-5, 2014.

  • Dr. Matt Tapie Presents Paper at the Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting

    On January 4th, Dr. Matt Tapie presented a paper entitled, "Thomas Aquinas as Resource for the New Black Theology," at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics in Chicago.

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