Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies

The Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies brings renowned scholars to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity to teach, mentor faculty, give public lectures, and produce scholarly works for the broader academic and Church communitites.

Established in 2009 through the generosity of the Quinn Family and other donors, the purpose of the institute is twofold: to honor Monsignor Quinn's memory and the high level of biblical scholarship he represented, and to strengthen the area of biblical studies at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Monsignor Quinn at his desk in Ireland Library.

Past Conferences

The following includes papers from previous Quinn Conferences.

Quinn Conference 2013

The New Evangelization for the
Transmission of the Catholic Faith:


The Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture

June 12-14, 2013

Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

DAY ONE - Wednesday, June 12

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan, Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary
Fr. Scott Carl, Director of Quinn Institute
Central Conference Room

1:20 p.m.

Opening Address
Dr. Steven Smith – Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg
"Stand & Deliver – Scripture and the Role of the Seminary Professor in Forming Priests for the New Evangelization"

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Presentation of Papers

2:30 – 3:25 p.m.

Dr. Peter Williamson – Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
"Implications of the New Evangelization for Priestly Ministry and for Teaching Scripture to Seminarians"

3:50 – 4:45 p.m.

Dr. Laura Manzo – St. Mary's Seminary, Houston
"Breaking Open the Scriptures: Helping Seminarians Interpret Difficult Texts"

5:00 p.m.

Holy Mass – Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan
Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
St. Mary's Chapel

5:45 p.m.

Reception - Binz Refectory

6:30 p.m.

Supper - Binz Refectory

7:45 p.m.

Evening Prayer (Optional)

8:00 p.m.

Informal Gathering – Hospitality Room

 

DAY TWO - Thursday, June 13

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

8:35 a.m.

Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

9:00 a.m.

Holy Mass – Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
St. Mary's Chapel

10:00 a.m.

Discussion of Course Syllabi
Central Board Room

10:10 – 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

1a. Pentateuch – Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P.
Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC

1b. Synoptic Gospels – Dr. John Martens
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

11:10 – 11:55 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

2a. Prophets – Prof. Kelly Anderson
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia

2b. Johannine Literature – Dr. Steven Smith
Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg

12:00 p.m.

Lunch - Binz Refectory

1:45 p.m.

Midday Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

2:00 p.m.

Presentation of Papers

2:00 – 2:55 p.m.

Dr. Gregory Glazov – Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark
"Difficult OT Passages (Verbum Domini 42)"

3:10 – 4:05 p.m.

Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P. - Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
"Old Testament Wisdom Literature and the New Evangelization"

4:20 – 5:05 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

3a. Wisdom Literature - Dr. André Villeneuve
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver

3b. Pauline Literature - Fr. Andreas Hoeck
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver

5:20 – 5:45 p.m.

Open Forum – Central Conference Room

6:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer (Optional)

6:15 p.m.

Dinner Together on the Town – The Saint Paul Seminary Lobby

 

DAY THREE - Friday, June 14

7:15 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

8:10 a.m.

Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

8:30 a.m.

Holy Mass – Fr. Scott Carl
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
St. Mary's Chapel

9:30 a.m.

Presentation of Papers

9:30 – 10:25 a.m.

Msgr. Michael K. Magee – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia
"Looking But Not Always Seeing: the Relevance of Johannine Irony to the New Evangelization"

10:40 – 11:35 p.m.

Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV – The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
"On Paul and the New Evangelization: Towards Strategies in Teaching the Pauline Epistolary"

11:45 p.m.

Lunch – Hospitality Room

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Discussion: Where we go from here
Fr. Scott Carl – The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
Central Conference Room

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Open Forum – Central Conference Room

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Fr. Scott Carl – The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Quinn Conference 2011

The Word of God in the Life and Ministry of the Church: 

The Catholic Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture 
and the Classroom 

June 9-11, 2011

Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity 

DAY ONE – Thursday, June 9

1:00 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan, Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary
Fr. Scott Carl, Director of Quinn Institute
Central Conference Room

1:45 p.m.     Opening Address

Dr. Peter Williamson (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)
"Preparing Seminarians for the Ministry of the Word in Light of Verbum Domini"

2:30 p.m.     Break

2:45 p.m.     Presentation of Papers

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Fr. James Swetnam, S.J. (Professor Emeritus – Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome)
"Searching for the Obvious: Toward a Catholic Hermeneutic of Scripture with Seminarians Especially in Mind"

3:40 – 4:25 p.m. Fr. Pablo Gadenz (Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark)
"Overcoming the Hiatus between Exegesis and Dogma: Guidance and Examples from Pope Benedict XVI"

5:00 p.m.     Holy Mass – Most Rev. Lee Piché, D.D.

Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
St. Mary's Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary

5:45 p.m.     Reception -  Binz Refectory

6:15 p.m.     Supper - Binz Refectory

7:45 p.m.     Evening Prayer (Optional)

8:00 p.m.     Informal Gathering – Hospitality Room

 

DAY TWO – Friday, June 10

7:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

8:35 a.m.      Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

9:00 a.m.      Holy Mass – Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan

Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary School of  Divinity  St. Mary's Chapel

10:00 a.m.    Presentation of Papers

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Dr. Brant Pitre (Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans) 
"Verbum Domini and the Historical-Critical Method"

10:55 – 11:40 a.m. Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)
"Verbum Domini and the Renewal of Biblical Preaching"

12:00 p.m.    Lunch - Binz Refectory

12:50 p.m.    Midday Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

1:00 p.m.      Presentation of Papers

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Prof. Kelly Anderson (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia)
"An Application of Pope Benedict XVI's Principle of the 'Hermeneutic of Faith' to the Problem of Divine Violence"

1:55 – 2:40 p.m. Fr. Stephen D. Ryan, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC)

"The Word of God and the Textual Pluriformity of the Old Testament"

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.   Dr. Scott Hahn (St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe)
"The Symphony of Scripture in the Theology of Benedict XVI"

3:55 – 4:40 p.m. Fr. Scott Carl (The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity)
Discussion: Where we go from here

4:45 p.m.     Wine and Cheese Reception

Hospitality Room – The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

5:30 p.m.     Dinner on the Town

5:30 p.m.     Evening Prayer (Optional)

 

DAY THREE – Saturday, June 11

7:15 a.m.      Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

7:40 a.m.      Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

8:00 a.m.      Presentation of Papers

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Dr. Steven Smith (Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg)
"The God Who Speaks: Verbum Domini as a Means of Renewal in Seminary Formation in the Word of God"

8:55 – 9:40 a.m. Msgr. Michael K. Magee (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia)
"'I am not. . .': the Theme of Self-Negation in the Gospel of John"

9:50 – 10:35 a.m. Fr. Chris Ciccarino (Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark)

Another Piece to the Johannine Puzzle?

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Fr. Andreas Hoeck (St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver) 
"The Apostolic Speeches in Acts and Seminary Teaching Methods"  

11:45 a.m.    Holy Mass – Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV

Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
St. Mary's Chapel

12:30 p.m.    Lunch – Hospitality Room
  
1:30 p.m.      Closing Remarks

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Sr. M. Timothea, RSM (Diocese of Knoxville)
Reflections on the Conference

Dr. Christian Washburn (Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity)
"The Catholic Use of the Scriptures in Ecumenical Dialogue"

2:25 p.m.     Closing Comments
                    Fr. Scott Carl

Quinn Conference 2009

The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: 
Integrating Biblical Studies and 
Theology in the Formation of Priests

June 11 – 13, 2009

Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

 DAY ONE - Thursday, June 11, 2009

 

1:00 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

                        Fr. Scott Carl

                        Central Conference Room

 

1:45 p.m.         Opening Address

                        Fr. James Swetnam, S.J. (Pontifical Biblical Institute)

                        “Toward a More Explicitly Catholic Approach to the Teaching of 
                         Sacred Scripture”

 

2:30 p.m.         Break

 

2:45 p.m.         Presentation of Papers


         2:45 – 3:30 p.m.            Dr. Peter Williamson (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)

                                       “Scripture across the Curriculum: Pastoral Ministry and Mission”
3:40 – 4:25 p.m.            Msgr. Michael Magee, (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 
                                       Philadelphia)

                                      “Combining Synchronic and Diachronic Methodology in Teaching 
                                       the Pentateuch”

 

5:00 p.m.         Holy Mass

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

5:45 p.m.         Reception

                        Binz Refectory

 

6:15 p.m.         Supper

                        Binz Refectory

 

7:45 p.m.         Evening Prayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

8:00 p.m.         Informal Gathering

                        St. Olaf Room or Hospitality Room (Patio Reserved)

 


DAY TWO - 
Friday, June 12, 2009

 

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

                        Central Conference Room

 

8:35 a.m.         Morning Prayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

9:00 a.m.         Holy Mass - Homily

                        Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

10:00 a.m.       Presentation of Papers

 

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.         Right Rev. Denis Farkasfalvy, O. Cist

(Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Monastery)

                                       “Inspiration and Incarnation”

 

10:55 – 11:40 a.m.         Prof. Kelly Anderson (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 
                                       Philadelphia)

                                                “The Liturgy of the Hours as an Effective Means for Teaching the Book of Psalms”

 

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

                        Binz Refectory

 

12:50 p.m.       MiddayPrayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

1:00 p.m.         Presentation of Papers

 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.             Fr. Chris Ciccarino (Immaculate Conception Seminary, 
                                        Newark)

                                       “This Found Book’ (2Kgs 22:13): Lessons in Biblical Renewal from Josiah"

 

1:55 – 2:40 pm               Fr. Scott Carl (The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity)

“Historicity and Historiography: A Look at the Gospels”

 

3:00 – 3:45 pm               Dr. Caroline Nolan (St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton)

“AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING SCRIPTURE IN CATHOLIC SEMINARIES: Combining the Four-Fold Method of Catholic Exegesis with the Four Pillars of Priestly Formation”

 

3:55 – 4:40 pm               Msgr. Richard Henning (Immaculate Conception Seminary, 
                                        Huntington)

“The Eschatological Context of Paul's Encounter with the Jewish Community in Rome and Accusations of an Anti-Jewish Bias in Acts”

 

4:45 p.m.         Wine and Cheese Reception

                        The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Atrium

 

5:30 p.m.         Dinner on your own

 

5:30 p.m.         Evening Prayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity



DAY THREE - Saturday, June 13, 2009

 

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

                        Central Conference Room

 

7:55 a.m.         Morning Prayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

8:15 a.m.         Presentation of Papers

 

8:15 – 9:00 am               Fr. Francis Martin (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)

“Spiritual Understanding of Scripture”

 

9:10 – 9:55 am               Fr. Rory Pitstick (Mount Angel Seminary, Portland)

“Vocation as the Meaning of Life in the Letters of St. Paul”

 

10:05 – 10:50 am           Fr. Andreas Hock (St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver)

“Discourse Analysis and the Book of Revelation”

 

11:25 a.m.       MiddayPrayer (Optional)

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

11:45 a.m.       Holy Mass

                        Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan, Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

                        St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

 

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

                        Binz Refectory

 

1:30 p.m.         Presentation of Papers

 

1:30 – 2:15 pm               Dr. Tim Gray (St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver)

“We Proclaim Not Ourselves: Integrating Academic Study of Scripture with Homiletic Preparation”

 

2:25 p.m.         Closing Remarks

                        Fr. James Swetnam, S.J.

 

2:55 p.m.         Closing Comments

                        Fr. Scott Carl