Faculty Accomplishments

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Reviewed manuscripts for publication at the request of Liturgical Press 2012-2013.

Conducted Teaching Parish Committee orientations with seminarians and parishioners at the following Teaching Parishes: St. Joseph, Menomonie, WI; St. Peter, Mendota, MN; St. Henry, Monticello, MN; Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights, MN; St. Raymond, Fall Creek, WI; and St. Patrick, Edina, MN 2012-2013.  Sacred Heart, Elmwood, WI; St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park, MN; Guardian Angels, Chaska, MN; St. Pius V, Cannon Falls, MN; St. Joseph, West St. Paul, MN; St. Hubert, Chanhassen, MN; St. John the Baptist, New Brighton, MN; and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hastings, MN 2011-2012.  St. Joseph/St. Francis Xavier, Taylors Falls, MN; St. Ambrose, Woodbury, MN; St. Olaf, Eau Claire, WI; St. Odilia, Shoreview, MN; St. Francis Xavier, Buffalo, MN; Sacred Heart, Freeport, MN; St. Patrick, Oak Grove, MN; Transfiguration, Oakdale, MN; St. Rita, Cottage Grove, MN; Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls, MN; and St. Thomas the Apostle, Corcoran, MN 2010-2011.  St. Stephen, Minneapolis, MN; St. Pius X, White Bear Lake, MN; St. Timothy, Maple Lake, MN; Mary Queen of Peace, Rogers, MN; Brainerd Area Catholic Churches, Brainerd, MN; St. Joseph, West St. Paul, MN; Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bloomington, MN; St. Peter, Forest Lake, MN; St. Agnes, St. Paul, MN; Immaculate Heart, Minnetonka, MN; Sts. Peter & Paul, Loretto, MN; St. Mary, Stillwater, MN; St. Joseph, Lino Lakes, MN; Holy Spirit, St. Paul, MN; St. Francis, St. Paul, MN; Lumen Christi, St. Paul, MN; Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul, MN; St. Peter, Mendota, MN; and St. Thomas the Apostle, Corcoran, MN 2009-2010.

Directed the two-week annual certification seminar for the National Association of Church Business Administration summers of 2010-2013.

Conducted research and interviews for a book on parish administration and pursuing publication with Liturgical Press 2009-2010.

Published Works:

"On Paul and the New Evangelization: Towards Strategies in Teaching the Pauline Epistolary."  Msgr. Quinn Biblical Institute, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, June 16, 2013 (accepted for publication).

"Tradición de Ehud: Relato étnico-satírico en el ciclo pecado-castigo-clamor-salvación (Jueces 3, 12-30)." Revista Horizontes [Journal of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico], Year XLVII, no. 93 (Ponce) pp. 1-31.  2006.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Led the Pentateuch breakout session at the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies conference at The Saint Paul Seminary, June 10-12, 2015.

Presented "How to Read and Interpret the Bible" at the Theology on Tap series at St. Francis Xavier Church in Buffalo, MN in June 2015.

Served on seminary's Faculty Affairs Committee 2014-present.

Participated in the seminar "Purity and Sacrifice in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity" at the Catholic Biblical Association conference, Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Washington in August 2014.

Participated in the International Society of Biblical Literature meeting at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, July 6-9, 2014.

Presented a paper on: "Paul and the New Evangelization: Towards Strategies in Teaching the Pauline Epistolary" at the Msgr. Jerome Quinn Biblical Institute Conference, June 16, 2014.

Participated in the Upper Midwest Society of Biblical Literature conference at Luther Seminary in St. Paul on April 4-5, 2014.

Presented "Introducción a la Lectura de los Evangelios" at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Latino Ministry Institute of Biblical Studies, March 8, 2014.

Contributor on a new translation and edition of 2 Samuel in the forthcoming New Jerusalem Bible by invitation of the editors of this project. This venture, named The Bible in its Traditions, is being published by the École Biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem.

UST Faculty Representative on the University Diversity Officer Search Committee 2014-present.

Professor and member of the Admissions Board of the new Latino Lay Ministry Program offered by the UST Theology Department 2013-present.

Presented the paper “The False Prophet (11QT col 54: 8-18) in the Deuteronomistic Paraphrase of the Temple Scroll” at the Society of Biblical Literature conference for the Upper Midwest Region, March 30, 2012.

Spent three weeks in Israel participating in an archaeological excavation at Tel Megiddo, led by Prof. Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University 2012.

Gave the lecture “Benedict XVI and the Bible” for the Theology on Tap series for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, June 15, 2011.

Gave the lecture “What Have We Learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls?” at the Msgr. Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies Conference, The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, Sept. 22, 2010.

Gave the lecture " 'If I Find Grace in the Eyes of the Lord': David's Return to Jerusalem," at Luther Seminary, April 10, 2010.

Was interviewed on Relevant Radio’s program “On Call,” regarding the Church’s ministry to Spanish-speaking Catholics in the U.S. February 15, 2010.

2014 CV

Published Works:

Editor of and Introduction for: "Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015.

Published "Response to: The Prophetic Life of the Priest and the New Evangelization," The New Evangelization: Implications for Priestly Formation. Ed. E. G. Matthews, Jr., Ninth Symposium on the Spirituality and Identity of the Diocesan Priest, 2010, 71-74.

"The Deacon's Ransom: From Being with Jesus to Proclaiming the Word," in The Character of the Diaconate, edited by James Keating.  New York: Paulist Press, forthcoming.

"The Diakon- of Jesus in the Foot Washing of John 13." Josephinum Journal of Theology, forthcoming.

Editor of an introduction and article for "Teaching Scripture in the New Evangelization" in the Catholic Theological Formation Series, [In preparation].

Presentations & Accomplishments:

"The Joy of the Gospel, the New Evangelization, and the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture." Msgr. Jerome D. Quinn Institute Biblical Studies conference at The Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN, on June 10-12, 2015.

Presented IRL Lecture Series for Fall 2013 titled "Honey in the Comb: Towards a Spiritual Reading of Sacred Scripture in the 21st Century." Oct. 21, 2013.

"The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Catholic Faith: The Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture," Msgr. Jerome D. Quinn Institute Biblical Studies conference at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Pau, MN, June 12-14, 2013.

"Insegnamento della Bibbia e Fede," ("Teaching the Bible and Faith") with Fr. James Swetnam, S.J., during the Settimana Conclusvia dell'<<Anno Centenario>> Verbum Dei, Verbum in Ecclesia, Verbum Mundo I1 XII Sinodo dei Vescovi of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, May 4, 2010. www.biblico.it/Centenario/maggio_2010.html

"Historicity and the Genre of ____: a Look at the Gospels," Msgr. Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies conference at The Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN, June 11-13, 2009.  www.stthomas.edu/media/spssod/pdfs/Carl_QuinnTalk_FINA1.pdf

2016 CV

Video:

2014 Archbishop Ireland Library Lecture: William Busch and the Pre-Conciliar Liturgical Movement with Dr. Thomas Fisch.

Published Works:

Primary Readings on the Eucharist. ed Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004.

Liturgy and Tradition: Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann. ed. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1990.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Gave a paper titled "The Salvific Significance of 'Full, conscious and Active Participation in the Liturgy'" at the 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Sept 12-15, 2013 at the Catholic University of America.

Particpated in the discussion on "Problems in the Early History of the Liturgy' at the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy seminar groups 2013-2014, also in Albuquerque, NM, January 3-6, 2013, in Montreal, Canada, January 5-9, 2012, and in San Francisco, CA, January 6-9, 2011.

Gave the presentation “Collegiality and the Future of Ecumenism” to the Worship Dialogue of the Twin Cities, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, March 19, 2013.

Gave a series of evening presentations on the Eucharist and other topics to RCIA candidates, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Woodbury, MN 2012-2013, 2011, 2010

Conducted an in-service morning workshop on the liturgy for parishioners involved in liturgical ministries, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Inver Grove Heights, MN, October 15, 2011.

Gave the presentation “Alexander Schmemann’s Theology of Sunday” to the Worship Dialogue of the Twin Cities, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2011.

Taught a one-day course on “The Liturgical Year” in the Foundations for Lay Ministry Program, which includes lay ministry candidates and candidates for the permanent diaconate.  The program was conducted by the Diocese of Orlando at the San Pedro Center, Orlando, FL, November 6, 2010.

Published Works:

Published an article titled "Esse secundarium: An Analogical Term Meaning that by which Christ is Human" in The Thomist (October, 2014)

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Gave a paper "Subsistence in the Christology of Thomas Aquinas and Hugh of St. Victor" at the Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May, 2015. 

Gave a paper "The Extent of Joy's Promise: Can We Argue that Heaven Exists from Desire?" at the Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization at Benedictine University, March, 2015. 

Gave a paper "God’s Self-Gift and the Created Supernatural: Matthew Lamb's Lonerganian Account."  A Conference in Honor of the Theological Legacy of Father Matthew Lamb, Ave Maria University, February, 2015.

Book Review: A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil, by Andrew Gleeson, December, 2014.

Presented “What does the De Unione Verbi Incarnati Add to the Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas?” at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May, 2014. 

Presented “Always, or for the Most Part: Thomism and Natural Determinism” Invited talk, at The Center of Thomistic Studies Colloquium Series, Houston, February 14, 2014. 

Presented “Is St. Thomas an Indeterminist? A Closer Look at Charles De Koninck’s Analysis” Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas Conference, University of St. Thomas, October, 2013. 

Presented “Is the Joy of C.S. Lewis a Mystical Experience?” at the Summer C.S. Lewis Conference, San Diego University, June, 2013. 

Presented “McInerny and Maritain on Natural Law” at the Philosophy in Theological Education Conference, Ave Maria University, June, 2013.

Book Review: Chalice of God: A Systematic Theology in Outline, by Aidan Nichols, March, 2013.

2015 CV

Published Works:

"The Church of Christ According to Vatican II," in the academic series Renewal within the Tradition, Emmaus Academic, Steubenville (OH), forthcoming.

"Est', 'Adest', and 'Subsistit in' at Vatican II", Angelicum 91 (2014) P. 727-794.

"The Doctrine of Personal Subsistence: Historical and Systematic Synthesis," in the series Studia Friburgensia, Academic Press Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2012.

“Nature’s Finality and the Stewardship of Creation According to Saint Thomas Aquinas,” Nova et Vetera 10.1 (2012), p. 143‑191.

“Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity,” with Dr. Christian D. Washburn, in The Catholic Servant, vol. XVII, no. X, October 2011.

“The Doctrine of Personal Subsistence in John Duns Scotus,” in John Duns Scotus, Philosopher: Proceedings of “The Quadruple Congress” on John Duns Scotus, vol. I, eds. M. B. Ingham and O. V. Bychkov, Aschendorff Verlag / Franciscan Institute Publications, Münster (Germany) / St. Bonaventure (NY) 2010, p. 79‑110.

"One Priesthood, Two Unique Roles", Oracle, Fall 2009.

"Existential Relation as Principle of Individuation", The Thomist 72 (2008) p. 67-106.

"Person" in Christian Tradition and in the Conception of Saint Albert the Great. A Systematic Study of its Concept as Illuminated by the Mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation," in the series Beiträge zur Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, Aschendorff, Münster 2001.

"The Diaconate as an Avenue to Respond to Vocation Call", in Bishop's Bulletin, Diocese of Sioux Falls, April 1999.

Reflections on Mary's Assumption", in Bishop's Bulletin, Diocese of Sioux Falls, August 1998.

"Structures métaphysiques de la définition boécienne de la personne", in Pense l'homme et la science, Betrachtungen zum thema Mensch und Wissenschaft.  Mélanges offerts à Evandro Agazzi à l'occasion de ses soixante ans, Editions Universitaires, Fribourg (Switzerland) 1996, p. 251-286.

Le trésor des cathédrales: sens et symbolique (= The Treasure of the Cathedrals: Meaning and Symbolism), computer laser optical disc, 4-3/4 in. (includes user's guide), Victory Interactive Media,Lugano (Switzerland) / New York 1996.

Collaboration in the writing of various pastoral letters and periodical articles of the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson on the following subjects: Eucharist, Liturgy, Humanae Vitae, Episcopacy, Prayer, Ecclesiology, Mary, and Priesthood.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Chaired the Faculty Search Committee for two systematics positions.

Participated in "Thomas Aquinas, Creation, and Contemporary Science" seminar, Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, June 8-12, 2015.

Participated in "Plotinus" seminar, University of St. Thomas, March 9, 2015.

Participated in "The Metaphysics of the Incarnation" conference (funded by the Center for Philosophy of Religion of the University of Notre Dame) University of St. Thomas, March 2014 - May 2014.

Presented “‘Hierarchy’ as a Pervasive Feature of the World, or the ‘Sacred Ordering’ of Nature, Man and Society: Its Fundamental Expressions, Inner Principle and Ultimate Origin” as part of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture Series, University of St. Thomas, October 17, 2011.

Presented “The Necessity of Metaphysical Realism in Theological Formation,” The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, August 29, 2011.

Presented “The Marian Dimension of the Church,” Siena Symposium Summer Workshop, July 1, 2011.

2016-17 CV

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Performed solo recital on organ, part of summer series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the pipe organ at the Basilica.  June 19, 2016. Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis.

Performed on organ in “Before Bach’s Birthday Bash” concert, hosted by Michael Barone and aired live on Minnesota Public Radio.  March 19, 2016. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Performed on harpsichord and organ in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian.  February 6, 2016. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Solo organ performance as part of noontime concert series for spring 2016 season, on landmark Casavant pipe organ.  January 19, 2016: St. Louis Church, Saint Paul.

Performed on harpsichord in faculty chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul, celebration of donation of Frey harpsichord to the seminary.  September 19, 2015. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Performed on harpsichord in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul, for the museum Board of Trustees.  April 24, 2015. National Music Museum, Vermillion SD.

Performed on piano in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian.  April 3, 2015. ARTSounds noontime recital, University of St. Thomas.

Solo organ performance as part of noontime concert series for spring 2015 season, on landmark Casavant pipe organ.  February 10, 2015. St. Louis Church, Saint Paul.

Performed on harpsichord in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul.  February 7, 2015. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Manages the UST Organ Artist Concert Series in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas 2014-2015.

Presented a solo recital featuring Tunder, Walcha, Bach, La Cour, and Tournemire at St. Mary's Chapel on October 19, 2014.

Serves on the Board of the American Guild of Organists and attended the national convention in Nashville in July 2014.

Performed featured organ and chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a live classical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) broadcast "Pipedreams" from St. Mary's Chapel on March 10, 2014.   Hosted by MPR's Michael Barone.

Performed on organ and piano in a faculty chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian, February 8 & 9, 2014. 

Featured with Dr. Kachian in a chamber music performance and interview for Prairie Public Television as part of PPT's "Prairie Musicians" serieson January 21, 2013. 

Other performances include a solo organ performance on the landmark Casavant pipe organ at St. Louis Church in St. Paul and a harpsichord performance in chamber music in collaboration with Swedish cellist Tomas Schoenberg 2013-2014. 

Elected to a three-year term on the board of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, July 1-6, 2012.

Served as the seminary’s liaison/coordinator for the Bach Society of Minnesota’s performance of Bach’s St. John Passion, held in St. Mary’s chapel in March 2012.

Performed on organ and harpsichord in a faculty chamber music recital with Chris Kachian, guitar, in St. Mary’s Chapel at The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, February 2012.

Performed a recital including music of Boehm, Bach and Alain, St. Paul, MN, October 2011.

Excerpts from Dr. Jenkins’ October 2006 organ recital at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel were featured on the September 13, 2010 edition of “Pipedreams,” a nationally syndicated radio program produced by American Public Radio.

Gave a number of performances throughout the year, including a piece by Reger in “Before Bach’s Birthday” Bash aired live on MPR and solo organ recitals at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, St. Louis Church in St. Paul, and St. Mary’s Chapel 2010-2011

2016 CV

Publications:

Contributed an essay to the publication: Cavins, Emily; Armstrong, Patti; Cavins, Jeff; & Pinto, Matthew, Amazing Grace for Mothers: 101 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, and Humor, Ascension Press, West Chester, PA, 2004, pp. 68-72.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Board Member of the Partnership for Youth.  A High School Youth Ministry Outreach.  Partnership for Youth is associated with Steubenville North High School Summer Conference, which attracts over 2000 students to the University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.  (October 2005-present)

Member of the Corpus Christi Catechism Fund Advisory Committee.  Catechism Apostolate for Confirmation Candidates.  (2003-present)

All in God’s Plan Presenter.  Catholic teaching on human sexuality to teens and parents.  (2003-present)

2009 CV

 

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Gave the lecture “Catholic Principles in the Military” to parishioners and students at Holy Family Catholic Church and Holy Family Academy, St. Louis Park, MN, November 11, 2012.

Preached, conducted ongoing supervision of seminarian formation, and conducted research for potential future placements at the following parishes (number of visits): St. Joseph, West St. Paul, MN (7); Cathedral, St. Paul, MN (11); Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul, MN (3); St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony, MN (5); St. Vincent, St. Paul, MN (3); St. John the Baptist, Savage, MN (1); St. Michael, St. Michael, MN (4); St. Peter, Forest Lake, MN (1); Sacred Heart, Elmwood, WI (1); St. Albert, Albertville, MN (6); St. Henry, Monticello, MN (1); Annunciation, Minneapolis, MN (2); St. Matthew, St. Paul, MN (3); St. Mark, St. Paul, MN (3); St. John the Baptist, Dayton, MN (1) in 2012-2013.  St. Michael, West St. Paul, MN (6); St. Joseph, West St. Paul, MN (3); St. Michael, Kenyon, MN (1); Holy Rosary, Minneapolis, MN (1); Epiphany, Coon Rapids (1); Cathedral, St. Paul, MN (17); Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul, MN (8); Visitation, Minneapolis, MN (1); St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony, MN (2); St. Vincent, St. Paul, MN (1); St. Albert, Albertville, MN (2); Annunciation, Minneapolis, MN (1); St. Mark, St. Paul, MN (4); Guardian Angels, Chaska, MN (1); St. John the Baptist, Jordan, MN (3); St. Victoria, Victoria, MN (1); St. Lawrence, Minneapolis, MN (1); St. Albert the Great, Minneapolis, MN (1); Our Lady of Grace, Edina, MN (1); St. Peter, North St. Paul, MN (1); St. Cecilia, St. Paul, MN (2); and Divine Mercy, Faribault, MN (2) in 2011-2012.

Conducted supervision of transitional deacons and research for potential future placements at the following parishes: St. Joseph, West St. Paul, MN; St. Stephen, Anoka, MN; Sts. Peter & Paul, Loretto, MN; St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park, MN; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony, MN; Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul, MN; Divine Mercy, Faribault, MN; and St. Anthony, Minneapolis, MN in 2012-2013. 

Conducted Teaching Parish Committee orientations with seminarians and parishioners at the following Teaching Parishes: St. Anthony, Minneapolis, MN; Divine Mercy, Faribault, MN; St. Peter, Mendota, MN; St. Bridget, River Falls, WI; St. Joseph, Menomonie, WI; St. Michael, St. Cloud, MN; Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul, MN; All Saints, Lakeville, MN; St. Raymond, Fall Creek, WI; St. Mark, St. Paul, MN; and St. Michael, St. Michael, MN in 2012-2013. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Paul, MN; St. Peter, North St. Paul, MN; Our Lady of the Prairie, Belle Plaine, MN; St. Joseph, Delano, MN; St. Anne, Somerset, WI; St. Michael, West St. Paul, MN; St. Bridget of Sweden, Lindstrom, MN; St. Mark, St. Paul, MN; Good Shepherd, Golden Valley, MN; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony, MN; and St. Mary, Melrose, MN in 2011-2012.

With a faculty committee, developed the Spiritual Pastoral Ministry Program and the Evangelization in Action Program for seminarians in the summer of Theology I 2011-2012.

2011 CV

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

National and Regional Association Activities:

  • Current President of the Catholic Library Association – 2017-2019
  • President of the Minnesota Theological Library Association – 2017-2018
  • Past Vice President/Treasurer of the Catholic Library Association - 2015-2017
  • Secretary, Minnesota Theological Library Association – 2016-2017
  • Chair, University of St. Thomas Libraries Humanities and Arts Roundtable – 2015-2016
  • Chair of the Catholic Library Associations’ Academic, Archives and Education Section - 2014-2015
  • Chair of the National Jerome Award Selection Committee (Award given by the Catholic Library Association for the importance of a theologian’s complete body of work) – 2013-2015  (Hosted award winners Bernard McGinn and Fr. John O’Malley, S.J.)

Academic Papers, Presentations, Publications, Reports, Interviews, and Poster Sessions:

  • Conference Presentation: "Early Church Fathers and Mothers," co-presented with Elyse Hayes, Director of Library & Information Services, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York.  Catholic Library Association Conference, St. Louis, MO - April 20, 2017.
  • "The Witness of Women in the Early Church ca 300 to 600 AD: A Bibliography." Catholic Library World. 87, no. 3 (2017): 259-62. (Peer-reviewed journal).
  • 51 Library Research Guides on Theology and Religious Studies for UST Libraries; used internationally.  [Total usage for 2015-2016 was 108,940 views on the Internet] (2013-2017).
  • Conference Presentation: "Understanding Mariology: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church." Catholic Library Association Conference, Orlando, FL - April 8, 2015.
  • “Mariology: The Study of Mary and her Place in the Church: A Bibliography.” Catholic Library World. (Vol. 86, No. 1 (2015) 28-31. (Peer-reviewed journal).
  • Presented two National Conference Programs: “Theology for Librarians: An Introductory Guide to Teaching Orthodox Catholicism using Library Research Guides”; and facilitated a “Conversation with Jerome Award Recipient, Bernard McGinn.” Catholic Library Association CLA Conference in Pittsburgh - April 23, 2014.
  • Library Skills Course in support of the new “Certificate Program for Lay Ministers who are Native Spanish Speakers.” University of St. Thomas, Ireland Library - March 20, 2014.
  • Presentation on “Mariology: The Study of Mary and Her Place in the Church.” The Luann Dummer Center for Women - University of St. Thomas - February 21, 2014.
  • ”Theology for Librarians 101: An Introductory Guide to Theological Methods and Resources.” University of St. Thomas Research and Instruction Librarians, St. Paul, MN - January 31, 2013.
2017 CV

Published Works:

Published a chapter titled "Unfulfilled in Our hearing, or, Why Can't Our Newly Ordained Priest Preach?" in the book We Preach Christ Crucified. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2014, pgs. 139-141.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

"The Anatomy of a Great Homily." Interviewed in The Catholic Spirit (Archdiocesan newspaper), June 7, 2016.

Presented lecture on “Holy and Venerable Hands. Sign Language and the Eucharistic Prayer.” The Saint Paul Seminary Ireland Library Lecture Series. October 19, 2015.

Guest speaker for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute.

Contributed to an article and involved in parish with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis Catholic evangelization initiative "Rediscover."

Assisted with the liturgical formation of retreat evangelists with the National Evangelization Teams (NET).

Successfully defended the oral presenation of his Doctor of Ministry Treatise at the Catholic University of American on April 28, 2015.  His thesis is titled "A Model for Integrating Rubrical Gestures While Praying the Eucharistic Prayer in Sign Language."

Received certificate in preaching from the Aquinas Institute titled "Global Dominican Conversation on Daily Preaching." 2013-2014.

Served on the National Catholic Office for the Deaf Translation Committee to produce translations for a DVD and booklet titled Liturgical Prayers in American Sign Language. Published by Our Sunday Visitor 2013-2014.

Member of the National Catholic Office for the Deaf 2013-2014.

Presented a workshop on the new translation of the Roman Missal to all priests and liturgical ministers of the Diocese of New Ulm, and published an article in The Catholic Spirit on the same topic in 2011-2012.

Assisted with preparation of sign language versions of the liturgy in 2011-2012.

Spoke as a panel member at “We Preach Christ Crucified: A Conference on Catholic Preaching,” a Marten Program conference at the University of Notre Dame, June 25-27, 2012.

Presented a workshop on the new translation of the Roman Missal to all priests and liturgical ministers of the Diocese of Davenport, IA in 2010-2011.

2016 CV

Relevant Radio: Catholic Environmentalism with Dr. Deborah Savage

Published Works:

"The Genius of Man," Thinking with Pope Francis: Catholic Women Reflect on Complementarity, Feminism, and the Church" in Our Sunday Visitor (Feb. 2015).

“Is There a Masculine Genius?” article in The Catholic Servant, January 2015.

“The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man: Genesis 1 and 2 Through the Lens of the Metaphysical Anthropology of Thomas Aquinas,” Logos: a Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Winter, 2015 Volume 18:1

Christifideles Laici: an Introduction,” John Paul II Speaks to Women, ed. Brooke Deeley, Catholic University Press, September 2014, pp. 186 - 189.

Book Review: "Abandoned!" St. Austin Review, Fall, 2014, Volume 15:1.

Book Review: "The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy Sayers’ Theology of Work by Christine Fletcher," Markets and Morality, Fall, 2014, Volume 17:2.

“Woman as Knower,” Lonergan Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2014.

"The Centrality of Lived Experience in Wojtyla's Account of the Person" in the journal Annals of Philosophy, Volume LXI, No. 4, Dec. 2013 at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland.

“Metaphysical Realism as the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship and Economic Development,” Nova et Vetera, February, 2012 Volume 10:1.

Book Review: "He Became Poor: the Poverty of Christ and Aquinas’s Economic Teachings," St. Austin Review, September, 2011.

“Women and Catholic Social Thought” Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium. Lexington Books, 2009, pp. 155 - 170.

 “The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person in Laborem Exercens.Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, Center for Research in Values and Philosophy at Catholic University of America, 2008, pp. 199 - 220.

The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person According to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Bernard Lonergan. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Jan. 2008.

“Corporate Social Responsibility is Good Business,” co-authored with Arnie Weimerskirch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September, 2006.

Introduction to Dorothy Sayers’ “Are Women Human?," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2005 Vol. 8:4, 158-164.

"Is Creating Wealth a Virtue?" Bridges, Volume 8, Spring/Summer 2001, 1-32.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Presented "Women as Prophet: a Feminism for the 21st Century" at the Diocesan Women's Conference for the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. March, 2015; at the International Theology of the Body Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2014; also "Woman as Prophet" at the Siena Symposium conference, July 2013.

Presented "The Nature of Women in Relation to Man" to the faculty at the University of Lubljana, Slovenia in June 2015 and at a conference on Bernard Lonergan in Oxford, England, July 2013.

Presented The Christian Vision of the Human Person through the Lens of Pope St. John Paul II” for the Faith and Reason Series, St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul Minnesota, November, 2014.

Keynote speaker presenting "Complementarity as Mission: Man, Woman, and the Culture of Life" at the International Theology of the Body Congress in Philadelphia on July 9, 2014.  Also presented “The Complementarity of Man and Woman” at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Stillwater, Minnesota, February, 2013; for the Culture of Life Speaker Series, Duluth, Minnesota, June, 2012; at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Marshall, Minnesota, October, 2011; and at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN, November, 2010.

Presented “Living as a Catholic Family in Today’s Society” at the CCW Province Convention, New Ulm, Minnesota, June 21, 2014.

Presented “Is there a Masculine Genius? (Yes)” at the Women in the Church Symposium, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D. C., May, 2014.

Presented “John Paul II Speaks to Women” at the Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, April, 2014.

Presented “John Paul II and the Divine Mercy” at the Theology on Tap, Edina Minnesota, April, 2014.

Presented “The Mission of the Laity” for the St. Thomas Moore Society, University of St. Thomas Law School, St. Paul, Minnesota, March, 2014 and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “Meditation on the Eucharist and the Work of Human Hands” at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church, Chanhassen, Minnesota, March, 2014 and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.  Also “The Eucharist and the Work of Human Hands” at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Staff Retreat, St. Michael, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “Moral Relativism and the Crisis of Western Culture” at the Theology on Tap, St. Paul Minnesota, February, 2014. Also “Relativism” at the St. Michael’s Parish, Stillwater, Minnesota, November, 2013.

Participated in mini-synod by the Diocese of Phoenix to discuss "Masculine Identity and Mission." 2014-2015.

Presented Preparing for the Coming of the Christ: Only Say the Word and My Soul Shall Be Healed” at the St. Paul Cathedral Morning of Recollection, St. Paul, Minnesota, December, 2013.

Presented “The Catholic Woman as Leader” at the Catholic Women’s Leadership Club, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, September, 2013.

Presented “The Significance of Mulieris Dignitatem" for the Evening of Reflection on the Anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem, Siena Symposium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, August, 2013.

Presented papers on "Women and Knower" at a conference on Bernard Lonergan in Oxford, England, July 2013.

Presented "Views from the Real World: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Marriage Debate” at Epiphany Parish, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, October, 2012.

Presented “The Human Person and the Recovery of Culture” for Catholic Educators Training, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, July, 2012 and annually.

Presented "Religious Liberty and the Equality of Women." for Fortnight for Freedom, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, June, 2012.

Presented “Women’s Work” at St. Francis-St. James Parish, St. Paul, Minnesota, March, 2012 and as part of the Faith and Work Breakfast series at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2011.

Presented a paper, “Through the Lens of Aquinas’s Theory of the Soul: The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man,” on two occasions: the first as featured speaker at the Siena Symposium Fall Colloquium the second at a one-day conference at the Maryville Institute in Birmingham, England, in January, 2012.

Gave the reflections, titled “By the Grace of God: Conversion in St. Paul,” at the First Saturday Morning Retreat at the Cathedral of St. Paul, January 7, 2012.

Gave the lecture “Catechesis on the Theology of the Body.” January, 2012.

Presented “Complementarity and the Feminine Genius” for the Theology I Formation Session, SPSSOD, St. Paul, Minnesota, November, 2011.

Presented “On the Mission of the Laity” at St. Odelia’s Catholic Church, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, November, 2011.

Appointed Program Director for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for three years, beginning July 1, 2011.

Assisted in organizing three conferences: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” “Nature as Norm,” and the Siena Symposium, all during summer 2011.

Presented “The Beauty of the Feminine Genius, at Home and in the World” at the New Ulm Diocesan Women’s Convention, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, April, 2011 and for the New Ulm Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Conference and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, St. Anthony, Minnesota, March, 2010.

Gave the lecture “Humanae Vitae, Roe vs. Wade and the Gospel of Life.” at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN, January, 2011 and at Lumen Christi Catholic Community, St. Paul, Minnesota, January, 2010.

Presented "The Virtues at Work” at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “What is Prayer?” at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, March, 2010.

Served as a dissertation reader for the Maryville Institute in Birmingham, England, and reviewed several manuscripts for publication for the Catholic University of America 2010-2011.

Participated in a symposium at Boston College on Catholic feminism 2010-2011.

1/2015 CV

 

Published Works:

Published the chapter “Who Pastors: The Priest, the Context and the Ministry,” Hartford Seminary Series:  Religion in America: Catholicism, publication forthcoming.

Commentary:  “Understanding Vatican II:  Finding the Way Forward,” on What Happened at Vatican II (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008) by John W. O’Malley, in Take and Read: The Most Important Book I Ever Read, forthcoming.

“Orientation to Human Formation in Seminaries,” “Integrating Sexuality, Celibacy, and Intimacy,” and “Human Formation:  Challenges Today,” in Proceedings of the Human Formation in Major Seminaries Seminar cum Workshop, Dharmaram College Press, Bangalore, India (February 2017).

Seminary Formation:  Recent History—Current Circumstances—New Directions, Liturgical Press, 2016.

Commentary:  “Talk About Parish: Toward Conversations of Consequence - Signs of the Times in the U.S. Church,” in Collaborative Parish Leadership:  Contexts, Models, and Theology by William Clark and Dan Gast.  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

“Fully Understanding the Moment and Embracing the Future:  Seminary and Religious Candidates,” in To Be One in Christ:  Intercultural Formation and Ministry edited by Fernando Ortiz and Gerard McGlone, SJ.  Collegeville:  Liturgical Press (2015):  35-55.

“Widening Cultural Horizons in the Academy:  Its Contribution to Catholic Identity,” in Integritas 4/2 (Fall 2014, pp. 1-21) by The Boston College Roundtable – Advancing the Mission of Catholic Higher Education.

Published the article “Open to All:  The Emerging Ecclesiology of Pope Francis” in America 210/9 (March 17, 2014): 13-16.

Published the book review on New Generations of Catholic Sisters:  The Challenge of Diversity by Sister Mary Johnson, SSND, Sister Patricia Wittberg, SC, and Dr. Mary Gautier (New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014) in HORIZON 39/2 (Spring 2014):  35-36.

Published the article “Lay Ecclesial Ministry in Parishes:  Diverse Services in Varied Settings and Circumstances.”  Proceedings of the Seventy-Fourth Annual Convention (Washington, DC:  Canon Law Society of America, 2013): 32-43.

Published the article “Liturgical Formation with Zeal and Patience.”  Seminary Journal 17/3 (March, 2013):  51-72.

Published the chapter “Reflections on the Inner Life of Priests:  Toward Excellence in Pastoral Ministry:  Psychological Assessment and Integrated Formation,” in The Inner Life of Priests by Gerard McGlone, SJ, and Len Sperry (Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 2012): 165-167.

“Reflections on a Changing Ministry and Changing Ministers,” in Same Call, Different Men:  The Evolution of the Priesthood Since Vatican II, by Mary L. Gautier, Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter.  Collegeville:  Liturgical Press (2012):  217-224.

Published the chapter “Incidence of Clerical Sexual Abuse over Time: Changes in Behavior and Seminary Training between 1950 and 2008,” co-authored with Karen Terry and Margaret Leland Smith in Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012, Thomas Plante and Kathleen McChesney, Eds. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011), pp. 17-30.

Published the article “A Change in Formation:  How the sexual abuse crisis has reshaped priestly training.”  America 206/1 (January 2, 2012):  17-20.

Published the proceedings “Assessing Catholic Philanthropy in an Era of Church Renewal.”  The Spirit of Renewal:  Vatican II and the Future of Catholic Philanthropy.  Washington, DC:  FADICA (February 2-3, 2012), pp. 45-48.

Published the article “Training Grounds: Are U.S. Catholics Entering a Post-Seminary World?” Boston College Magazine 71/3 (Summer 2011): 30-32.

Published the chapter “Assessing the Education of Priests and Lay Ministers: Content and Consequences,” in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity, Michael Lacey and Francis Oakley, eds.  New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011, pp. 317-347.

Published the article “Formation for Presbyteral Ministry in Institutes of Religious Life:  A Statement for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men,” published by the CMSM, April 2011.

With Karen Terry and Margaret Smith of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, consultant and author of parts of The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, published by the USCCB (May 18, 2011).

Published the article “Where We Are: ‘We Praise You with Greater Joy than Ever,’” Website of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions 37/1 (2010): 5-43.

Published the chapter “Importance of Performance Evaluation of Seminarians and Priests for Effective Parish Ministry” in Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management, Charles Zech, ed.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010, pp. 71-81.

Published the book review “Review of Ethics of the Word:  Voices in the Catholic Church Today” by Fr. James Keenan, S.J., in America 203/4 (August 16-23, 2010): 23-25.

Published the article “Forming Catholic Leaders Who Can Sing!” The Liturgical Singer:  A Resource for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians for Cantors, Songleaders, Choirs, and Choir Directors, 11:1 (February 2010): 6, 8.

Published the article “We Praise You with Greater Joy than Ever, Liturgical Formation with Zeal and Patience:  Seminary Liturgical Practices,” Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions Conference (FDLC), published online at FDLC website.

Published the article “The Changing Face of Ministry:  Pastoring Multiple Parishes.”  New Theology Review 22/3 (August 2009): 15-24.

Profiled as the leading international expert on Catholic seminaries in a book by Richard Conklin, 125 Years: Interesting and Influential People, as part of the University of St. Thomas’s quasquicentennial celebration in September 2009.

“Introductory” chapter in Catholic Priesthood: Formation and Human Development by Gerald Coleman, Liguori Publications (2006):  xiii-xviii.

Priestly Ministry in Multiple Parishes. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006.

Commentary:  “Three Phases of Their Life and Ministry” in Experiences of Priests Ordained for Five to Nine Years by Dean Hoge (2006): 147-152.

Educating Leaders for Ministry:  Issues and Responses, with Victor Klimoski and Kevin O’Neil, Liturgical Press, 2005.

Commentary:  “The Study’s Implications for Seminary Formators” in The First Five Years of the Priesthood by Dean Hoge, (2002):  139-145.

Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry: An Analysis of Trends and Transitions. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999.

“Theological Faculty and Programs in Seminaries” in Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition, Patrick Carey and Earl Muller, eds., The Crossroad Publishing Company (1997):  168-189.

“American Seminaries as Research Finds Them” in American Catholic Identity: Essays in an Age of Change, Francis J. Butler, ed.  Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward (1994):  123-136.

Commentary:  “Indebtedness Patterns among Roman Catholic Theological Students.”  Based on Research Data Collected by Anthony Ruger, reported in "The Educational Debt of Theological and Rabbinical Students” (October, 1994).

Commentary:  Readiness for Theological Studies:  A Study of Faculty Perceptions on the Readiness of Seminarians, by Eugene Hemrick and Robert Wister, United States Catholic Conference (1993):  1-8.

Commentary:  The Recruitment and Retention of Faculty in Roman Catholic Theological Seminaries, by Eugene Hemrick, United States Catholic Conference (1992):  15-23.

Reasons for the Hope: the Futures of Roman Catholic Theologates.  Wilmington, Del.: M. Glazier, 1989.

Cooperative Ventures in Theological Education, with Fraser, Friar, Radtke, and Savage, University Press of America, 1989.

Commentary:  Seminary Life and Visions of the Priesthood, by Eugene Hemrick and Dean Hoge, United States Catholic Conference, (1988).

“Village Literacy in India,” in An Exploration of India, Chapter 5, Cornell University Press, Ed. David Sopher, (1980).

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Presented workshops for faculty on "Formation for Priests in the Church of the Future" on February 26-27, 2015 and for students on "Preparing to Serve Today's Church as Priests" on February 12-14, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University.

Consulted on the Future of Theological Education and presented a paper, "The Shape of Theological Education: Inspiration from Expanding Relationships Resulting from the Second Vatican Council." 2014-2015.

Serves on the Board of Advisor of "Futures" project 2014-2015.

Recipient of the 2014 Archbishop Cousins Vocation Award from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisconsin.

Gave an interview with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan broadcasted on Sirius XM's Catholic Channel discussing the "Open to All: The Emerging Ecclesiology of Pope Francis" article and Pope Francis' vision for the Church in the modern world 2013-2014.

Gave a presentation on “Trends and Transitions in Seminary Formation” and “Celibacy, Sexuality, and Sexual Abuse” at the Eleventh Institute for Seminary Formators, Washington, DC 2013-2014.

Gave a presentation on “Vatican II after Fifty Years:  Effects of Our Spiritual Journey and Our Ecclesial Life” at St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN 2013-2014.

Gave a presentation on “Lay Ecclesial Ministry:  Preparation and Service” at ATS Ecology Meeting, Charlotte, NC 2013-2014.

Gave a presentation on “Church Personnel and Lay Ministry Preparation” and “Implications for Ministry in the U.S. Church” for the INSPIRE Milestone Conference:  An International Consultation on Parish Life at Loyola University Chicago 2013-2014.

Gave a presentation on “Challenges for Vocation Ministers in an Age of Diversity:  New Strategies for New Demographics” for the Regional Meeting of Vocation Personnel, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN 2013-2014.

Gave the presentation “Preparing to Serve the Church:  Responses to Changing Personnel, Structures, and Programs in the U.S.” at the Jesuit Novitiate, St. Paul.

Gave the presentation “Teaching Vatican II in Theological Schools:  Implications for Pastoral Ministry” at the University of St. Thomas, Vatican II Conference 2012-2013.

Gave the presentation “Lay Ecclesial Ministry in Parishes:  Diverse Services in Varied Settings and Circumstances” at the Canon Law Society of America 74th Annual Convention, Chicago 2012-2013.

Profiled in Exemplars:  A publication of Faculty and Graduate Research at the University of St. Thomas (Fall 2012): 51-54.  “Katarina Schuth:  A scholarly endeavor in India marked the start of her lifelong research journey.”

Presented the paper “Are Seminaries to Blame? ‘Causes and Context’ of Sexual Abuse by Clergy” at The Trauma and Transformation Conference at McGill University, Montreal, Canada 2011-2012. 

Gave a convocation on Ordained and Consecrated Life for the Diocese of Boise, ID 2011-2012.

Gave the presentation “Interculturally Competent Seminaries and Seminarians,” Philadelphia 2011-2012.

Gave the presentation “Vocational Interests and Changes in Church Ministry” to the Serra Club of the Twin Cities Airport Chapter, Bloomington, MN 2011-2012.

Conducted in-service days for the faculty of St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA.  The theme of the workshop was “Mission and Vision: Making Evangelization a Priority.” 2011-2012.

Profiled in St. Thomas Magazine (Winter 2012) in the insert of the “Opening Doors: A Campaign for St. Thomas,” profiling several of UST’s Endowed Chairs.

Received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO, May 11, 2012.

Gave the presentations “Local Catholicism in Practice: Ministry, Structure, and Management in Changing Times” and “Receptive Ecumenism,” at Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies, England 2010-2011.

Gave the presentation “Preparing to Serve: Seminary 2011” for The Church in the 21st Century Center, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Delivered the commencement address and received an honorary doctorate from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA, May 21, 2011.

Gave four lectures on “Vocations and the Millennial Generation” for the vocation directors of the 18 Trappist monasteries in the U.S.

Presented the conference “Parishes in Collaboration: A National and Archdiocesan Perspective” for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, October 27-29, 2010.

Appointed to the Executive Board of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Seminary Department, December 2010.

2017 CV

Published Works:

“Beyond Entertainment: A Rationale for the Pedagogy of Technology in the Classroom,” in Theological Education Volume 42, Number 2 (2007), 29-34.

The Development of Christological Doctrine,” sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools’ Technology in Theological Education Project (2006, 2008) <www.camhoward.com/snyder/christology_chart_cmh_v5.swf>.

“Two Dreams in the Letter of Severus of Minorca,” in Studia Patristica, Papers of the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 1991, Vol. XXIV, (Leuven: Peeters Press), 189-196.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Appointment to interim Academic Dean 2016.

“Evangelization throughout History,” four lectures for the Evangelization in Action summer program for seminarians, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN (July, 2013).

“Christian Perspectives and Theology of the Church,” National Association of Church Business Administration Certification Program, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN (June, 2013).

Coordinated the ATS steering committee and sub-committees for the ATS reaccreditation 2013-2014.

Appointment to Associate Dean in assessment, accreditation, managing responsibilities of the lay graduate programs, admissions counselor, and program directors 2013-2014.

Was a member of the interdisciplinary panel discussion “The Hereford Mappa Mundi: Mapping History and Space, Medieval Style” at the University of St. Thomas (December, 2012).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The First Christian Centuries: The Origins and Development of Early Christianity” at the Selim Center for Lifelong Learning University of St. Thomas (February - March, 2012).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The Church in the Modern Era” at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Edina, MN (October - November, 2011).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The Reformation: Protestant and Catholic” at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Edina, MN (October - November, 2010).

“Interpreting and Understanding the Second Vatican Council” at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, MN (October, 2010).

“Historical Perspectives on Catholic Immigration in the United States,” St. Gerard Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, MN (January - February, 2010).

“The Growth and Development of American Catholicism” at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN (January, 2010).

Appointed Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator in 2010-2011, with responsibilities including leading SPSSOD through assessment and accreditation activities culminating in the ATS and HLC site visits in 2013.  Also served as liaison to the University of St. Thomas accreditation office.

2013 CV

Published Works:

"From Catharsis to Wonder: Tragic Mimêsis in Aristotle’s Poetics and the Catholic Imagination" in Logos: a Journal of Catholic Thought and Cul- ture (*accepted for publication; Fall 2016 is the likely publication date).

"Suffering and Spiritedness: The Doctrine of Comfort and the Drama of Thumos" in More's Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation" in Moreana: Thomas More, Renaissance, and Humanism (June, 2015).

"The Problem of Trinitarian Processions in Thomas’s Roman Commentary" in The Thomist (October, 2000).

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Presented a paper titled "Suffering and Spiritedness: The Doctrine of Comfort and the Drama of Thumos" in More's Dialogue at the Institute for Thomas More Studies at the University of Dallas conference November 7-8, 2014.

01/16 CV

Relevant Radio: Environmentalism with Dr. Christopher Thompson

Published Works:

Published the essay “The Invitation of Creation,” published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference. https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/the-invitation-of-creation/ August 2012.

Published the introduction “Augustine’s Confessions and the Origins of Christian Character,” in Confessions of Saint Augustine (Ignatius Press Critical Editions, 2012).

Published the article “Farmers as Stewards of Creation: Reclaiming the Creative Good in Modern Agriculture,” National Catholic Rural Life Bulletin Winter 54/2 (2012) 12-15.

Published the essay “In Defense of Dust,” published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference.  https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/in-defense-of-dust/.  November 2011.

Published the essay “Good News in Priestly Formation,” published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference.  https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/good-news-in-priestly-formation/. May 2011.

Published the essay “Mater et Magistra, or Well Begun Is Half Done,” published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference.  https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/mater-et-magistra-or-well-begun-is-half-done/. March 2011.

Published the essay “A Response to ‘The Greening of America, Catholic Style,’” published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference.  https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/a-response-to-the-greening-of-america-catholic-style/. January 2011.

Published the chapter “Lest the Cross of Christ be Emptied of Its Power: Negative Moral Norms and the Dignity of the Human Person,” in Reason and the Rule of Faith: Conversations in the Tradition with John Paul II, edited by Christopher J. Thompson and Steven A. Long. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 2011

Published the article“From Conservation to Consecration: Toward a Green Thomism,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review October, 2010.

Published the book review “Review of A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer and Dirt,” by Kyle T. Kramer (Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2010), pp. 175. Published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference, https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/book-review-a-time-to-plant/.

Published the book review “Review of Cultivating the Soil and Soul: Twentieth-Century Catholic Agrarians Embrace the Liturgical Movement,” by Michael J. Woods, SJ. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2010), pp. 291. Published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference, https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/book-review-cultivating-the-soil-soul/.

Published the book review “Review of Stewardship of Creation: What Catholics Should Know about Church Teaching on the Environment by Marie George (Indianapolis: Saint Catherine of Sienna Press, 2009)., pp. x + 144.  Published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference. https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/book-review-of-what-catholics-should-know-about-church-teaching-on-the-environment/.

Published the book review “Review of Ten Commandments for the Environment,” by Woodene Koenig-Bricker (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2009), pp. 144.  Published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference, https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/book-review-small-books-on-big-ideas-ii/.

Published the book review “Review of The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Being,” by Pierre-Marie Emonet, OP. Translated by Rober R. Barr (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999), pp. 147. Published on the website of The National Catholic Rural Life Conference, https://catholicrurallife.org/commentary/book-review-small-books-on-big-ideas-iii/.

Published: Thompson, Christopher J. with a Foreword by Stanley Hauerwas. Christian Doctrine, Christian Identity: Augustine and the Narratives of Character. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 1999.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Participated in the Human and Natural Ecology Conference on June 3-5, 2015.

Interviewed by Sharon Abercrombie on the topic of seminarians and rural ministry and land stewardship.  Dr. Thompson was quoted in her article titled "Seminarians head out to the fields" in the National Catholic Reporter.  February 27-March 12, 2015.

Appointment to Director of the Center for Theological Formation 2015.

Member of the Board of Directors for Catholic Rural Life and serves on the Board of the International Catholic Rural Association for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Participated in the Terrence J. Murphy Institute's Hot Topics: Cool Talk series on December 3, 2013 titled "Green Thomism and GMO's." Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society at UST School of Law.

Hosted a national conference on "The Evolving Theological Creation." 2013-2014.

Presented the address “The Work of Man as Instrument of a Just Society,” at the European Study Meeting of International Catholic Rural Life in collaboration with Europäische Zentrum für Arbeitnehmerfragen (EZA) in Chaina (Crete, Greece), December 1, 2012.

Served as guest editor for Aquinas and the Environment, Nova et Vetera, English Edition.  10/1 (2012).

Continued to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference; in June of 2012 was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Catholic Rural Association in Rome, Italy, working in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Presented the keynote address “Right Relationships in Faith: Farming and the Creative Good” at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C., January, 2012.

Presented the keynote address “Assenting to the World and the Challenge of Thanksgiving,” at a conference on Food, Faith and Farming hosted by Catholic Charities and Dioceses of Stockton, CA, October 2011.

Presented the address “In the Temple of Creation: American Agriculture, Fifty Years after Mater et Magistra,” at the International Congress on the 50th Anniversary of Mater et Magistra in Rome, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, May 2011. 

Coordinated the national conference hosted at SPSSOD on the topic of Nature as Norm and delivered the keynote address, “An Unusual Suggestion: Agriculture and Catholic Higher Education.” 2010-2011.

Appointed to the board of directors and served as secretary of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference 2010-2011.

Served as Academic Dean 2006-2015.

Ecumenical Experience

2013-Present    Catholic Participant on the Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue of the United States
2011-Present    Catholic Participant on Round XII of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.
2009-Present    Archdiocesan Commission for Ecumenism and Interreligious Affairs
2008-Present    Catholic Participant on International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.
2005-2010        Catholic Participant on Round XI of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.
2005-2007        Catholic Participant on the U.S. Reformed-Catholic Dialogue.


Published Works:

Scholarly Articles

Washburn, Christian D. “Doctrine, Ecumenical Progress, and Problems with Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist.” Pro Ecclesia 26 (2017), 59-80.

Washburn, Christian D.  “The First Vatican Council, Archbishop Manning, and Papal Infallibility,” Catholic Historical Review 102 (2016): 27-60. 

Washburn, Christian D.  “The Second Vatican Council, Lumen gentium, and Subsistit in.”  Josephinum Journal of Theology 22 (2015): 145-75.

Washburn, Christian D. “Transformative Power of Grace and Condign Merit at the Council of Trent” The Thomist 79 (2015): 173-212.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Shaping of Modern Catholic Anthropology in the Context of the Counter-Reformation. St. Robert Bellarmine and the Transformative Power of Grace,” in Das Menschenbild der Konfessionen – Achillesferse der Ökumene? Ed. Bertram Stubenrauch/Michael Seewald (Freiburg im Breisgau: Verlag Herder, 2015): 217-248.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Second Vatican Council and the Theological Authority of ‘Sacrosanctum Concilium’ as a Constitution,” Nova et Vetera 13 (2015): 1093–1124.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Catholic Use of the Scriptures in Ecumenical Dialogue.” in Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2014): 63-82.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Theological Priority of ‘Lumen gentium’ and ‘Dei verbum’ for the Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council,” The Thomist 78 (2014): 1-29.

Washburn, Christian D. “St. Robert Bellarmine on the Authoritative Interpretation of Sacred Scripture.” Gregorianum 94, 1 (2013): 55-77.

Washburn, Christian D. “Papal Infallibility, Vatican I, and three 16th Century Views” Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum 44 (2012): 143-170.

Washburn, Christian D. “St. Robert Bellarmine’s Theology of the Sacrament of Ordination.” Josephinum Journal of Theology (2012): 1-18.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Value of Offering Sacrifice for the Dead in the Thought of the Fathers of the Church.” Antiphon 16.3 (2012): 154-178.

Washburn, Christian D. “St. Robert Bellarmine on the Infallibility of General Councils of the Church.” Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum 42, no. 1 (2010): 171-192.

Washburn, Christian D. “The Theological Writings of St. Robert Bellarmine,” The Remnant Review 4, no. 1 (2008): 73-100.


Publications to which I Contributed


Washburn, Christian D. Edited and Introduction to The Seven Last Words from the Cross, by Robert Bellarmine. i-xvii. 1933. Reprint, City: Cluny Media, 2016.

Washburn, Christian. Edited and Introduction to The Church of Christ, by Joseph Clifford Fenton. i-xviii. Tacoma, WA: Cluny Media, 2016.

From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran – Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.  Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2013. Also published in German as Vom Konflikt zur Gemeinschaft: Gemeinsames lutherisch-katholisches Reformationsgedenken im Jahr 2017. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2013.

The Hope of Eternal Life - Common Statement of the Eleventh Round of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.  Edited by Lowell G. Almen and Richard J. Sklba.  Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2011.

Presentations and Accomplishments:

Ex inimico amicus: Catholic Teaching on Initial Justification,” Presented to the Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue, University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, October 8, 2015.

“What are the Conditions for the Exercise of Authentic Teaching by the Magisterium?” Presented to the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue, St. Paul’s College, Washington, D.C., February 20, 2014.

“The Use of Scripture in Round XI of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue”, Presentation for “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Catholic Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture and the Classroom,” Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 11, 2011.

“Catholic Mission and Ecumenism after the 1910 World Missionary Conference” Presentation for the Minnesota Consortium of Theological School’s 2010 Collegiality Day, at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, October 6, 2010.

“The Eschatological Orientation of the Pilgrim Church and the Priesthood”, Faculty Retreat, Gainey Conference Center, August 30, 2010.

2015 CV/6.13.17em

Published Works:

(forthcoming) “The Neo-Vulgate as Official Liturgical Translation” in Proceedings of the Ninth Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2016, ed. Joseph Briody.

All Latin lectures given for the Familia Sancti Hieronymi are available for purchase in CD format from Editiones Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Clearwater, FL.

Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA, July 27 - Aug. 1, 2015

  • “Octo Hebraismi in Vocabulario Biblico,” [“Eight Hebraisms in Biblical Vocabulary.”]
  • “Sequentiae Verbales Hebraicae Latine Redditae,” [“Hebrew Verbal Sequences in Latin.”]
  • “Vita Sanctae Mariae a Iesu Crucifixo, illius « Arabulae »,” [“The Life of Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified, the LittleArab.”]

Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Jul. 31 - Aug. 5, 2014

  • “De Formis Verborum Temporalium Hebraicorum,” [“Hebrew Verbal Forms.”]
  • “Gn 37,1-11: Biblia Latina ex Hebraicis Versa,” [“Gn 37:1-11: The Latin Bible as Hebrew Translation.”]
  • Two lectures on: “1Sm 1,7-11: Biblia Latina ex Hebraicis Versa,” [“1Sm 1:7-11: The Latin Bible as Hebrew Translation.”]

Casa De Oración Octaviano Márquez Y Toriz, Puebla, Mexico, Jul. 27 - Aug. 2, 2013

  • “De Formatione Hebraici Canonis Veteris Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the Hebrew Canon.”]
  • “De Formatione Graeci Canonis Veteris Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the Greek Old Testament Canon.”]
  • “De Formatione Canonis Novi Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the New Testament Canon.”]

Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Aug. 2-8, 2011

  • Three-part lecture series: “Canon Bibliorum Sacrorum in Historia et Theologia,” [“The Biblical Canon in History and Theology.”]

Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL, Aug. 2-7, 2010

  • “De Pueritia, Iuventute, et Vocatione Sancti Sarbelii Makhlūf,” [“The Childhood, Adolescence and Vocation of Saint Sharbel Makhlūf.”]
  • “De Sancto Sarbelio Monacho et Eremita,” [“Saint Sharbel the Monk and Hermit.”]
  • “De Morte Sancti Sarbelii et Miraculis Eius,” [“The Death and Miracles of Saint Sharbel.”]

Casa San José del Valle, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, July 27 - Aug. 2, 2009

  • “De Declaratione « Dignitatis humanae » Concilii Vaticani Secundi:  Argumenta Contra Schemata Quæ Præcedebant Finalem Declarationem,” [“The Declaration Dignitatis humanae of the Second Vatican Council: Arguments Against the Schemata Preceding the Final Declaration.”]
  • “Pars Altera de Declaratione « Dignitatis humanae »: Argumenta Episcoporum Qui Favebant Schematibus Præcedentibus,” [“Second Part on the Declaration Dignitatishumanae: Arguments of Bishops who Favored the Preceding Schemata.”]
  • “De Alicia Buxbaum, quae in Religione Mater Maria a Sancto Ioanne a Cruce,” [“Alice Buxbaum, Mother Mary of St. John of the Cross in Religious Life.”]

Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Aug. 5-11, 2008

  • “De Litteris Encyclicis Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI, « Deus caritas est »,” [“The Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict XVI Deus caritas est.”]
  • “De Liturgia Horarum uti Via ad Linguam Latinam Discendam,” [“The Liturgy of the Hours as an Aid to Learning Latin.”]

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Gave a series of three lectures in Latin at the Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA, July 27-August 1, 2015.

“My Own Calling and Youth Vocational Discernment,” Highmore, SD, June 24, 2015.

“The Bible in the Mass,” Hoven, SD, Sun., Aug. 4, 2013.

Gave a series of four biblical lectures in Latin at the annual conference of the Family of St. Jerome at Visitation Monastery, Mobile, Alabama on August 1-4, 2014.

Three lectures in Spanish on the formation of the biblical canon, Coscomatepec de Bravo, Mexico, July 24-26, 2013.

“Catholic Rome,” for Feast of Faith series, Highmore, SD, Sept. 14, 2012.

Narrator part for dramatization of Luke-Acts, Neo-Vulgate edition, recorded by Faith Comes by Hearing in Newark, NJ, July 25-30, 2011.

2/10/16 CV