The University of Chicago Divinity School, Ph.D. in Ethics and Society Area;
Dissertation: "Rights, the Common Good and Roman Catholic Social Thought"
The University of Chicago Divinity School, M.A. in Divinity, June 1983
Loyola University of Chicago, B.S. in Theology and Psychology, June 1979
St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio
Areas of Academic Interest
Catholic moral theology with an emphasis in Catholic social thought
John Ireland Presidential Award, 2013
All College Council Service Award, 2007
Professor of the Year, 2005
Outstanding Faculty in Service-Learning Award, 2004
Multicultural Student Services Student of Color Ally Award, 2002-03
Aquinas Scholars Honors Program Professor of the Year, 2002-03
University of St. Thomas Distinguished Educator, 1995-96
Chair, Theology Department, 2006-present
Assistant to the Chair, Theology Department, 2004-2006
Director, Aquinas Scholars Honors Program, 1999- 2003
Coordinator for Service Learning in the Curriculum, 1995-1998
Essential Catholic Social Thought (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008).
A Spiritual Field Guide: Meditations for the Open Air with Mark Neuzil (Brazos Press, 2005).
Christian Love: How Christians Through the Ages Have Understood Love (Washington, D.C.,
Georgetown University Press, 2003).
The Moral Bond of Community: Justice and Discourse in Christian Morality (Washington, D.C.:
Georgetown University Press, 1998).
Religion and Public Life: The Legacy of Monsignor John A. Ryan, Robert Kennedy,
Mary Christine Athans, Bernard Brady, William McDonough and Michael Naughton, editors,
(Lanham: University Press of America, 2001).
“Love and Recent Developments in Moral Theology,” The Journal of Moral Theology
Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012): 147-176.
"Communitarianism," in Robert Wuthnow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Politics and
Religion (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc. 1998), 175-177.
"Listen All You Who Trample on the Needy," Journal for Peace and Justice
Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1996): 19-30.
"The Common Good and the Purpose of the Firm," M. Naughton, H. Alford, and B.
Brady, Journal of Human Values Vol. 1, No. 2 (1995): 221-37. Also
published in James Donahue and M. Theresa Moser, ed., Religion, Ethics and
the Common Good (Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1996), 206-35.
"Political Ethics and Ethical Politicians: The Case of St. Paul Ethical Practices
Board," Theology and Public Policy Vol. 6, No. 1 (1994): 22-32.
"An Analysis of the Use of Rights Language in Pre-Modern Catholic Thought,"
The Thomist Vol. 57, No. 1 (1993): 97-121.
"Rerum Novarum and the Modern Corporation," B. Brady, K. Goodpaster and R.
Kennedy, in Francis McHugh and Samuel Natale, ed., Things Old and New:
Catholic Social Teaching Revisited, ed. (Landam, MD: University Press of America, 1993),
pp. 259-83. Also published in: International Journal of Value Based Management Vol. 4, No. 2 (1991):
Many other Reviews and Presentations