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What’s New with the Faculty?

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

Dr. Philip Blosser, professor of philosophy, reviewed Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career, by James M. Kittelson and Hans H. Wiersma, CHOICE Current Review for Academic Libraries, May 2017.

Dr. Robert Fastiggi, professor of systematic theology, spoke at a Marian Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands, in honor of Our Lady of All Nations, May 27, and attended a meeting of a research group on the thought of Francisco Suárez, SJ, Loyola University of Andalusia, Seville, Spain, June 29–30. He published “The Mass as Sacrifice and Liturgical Asceticism,” Liturgy and Priestly Formation: Sharing the Life of Christ, (Omaha, NE: IPF Publications, 2017).

Fr. Charles Fox, director of graduate seminarians, published “Repent and Believe: Moral Preaching in the New Evangelization,” Church Life (University of Notre Dame, May 2017).

Dr. Matthew T. Gerlach, dean of the Institute for Lay Ministry, edited and co-authored the introduction to Renewal of Catholic Higher Education: Essays on Catholic Studies in Honor of Don J. Briel (University of Mary Press, 2017), which was published in September. The book explores the promise that the "Catholic Studies movement" holds for transformation and renewal. 

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture, presented “How to Interpret the Bible,” Iowa State University, Ames, IA, March 30; led a symposium on “The Charismatic Renewal as a Current of Grace for the Church,” Catholic Charismatic Renewal Jubilee celebrations in Rome, June 1; and presented a four-day seminar on charisms at a national conference for priests in Lomé, Togo, June 13-16.

Fr. Daniel Jones, associate professor of theology, attended the meeting of the Academy of Catholic Theology in Washington, D.C. July 2-7; presented “Christology and Christian Identity in St. Augustine,” St. John Fisher Society, Mundelein, IL, May 23-25; and taught compressed courses, “The Paschal Mystery” and “The Mystery of the Church,” Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata, India, August 26–September 03.

Dr. Daniel Keating, professor of theology, co-authored a volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, James, entitled First, Second and Third John (Grand Rapids: Baker, April 2017). He presented “Prayer and Contemplation Arising from Lectio Divina,” Quinn Biblical Conference St. Paul, MN, June 9, and gave a series of lectures on the Sermon on the Mount and on Modern Trends in Culture, Kairos Summer Academy, Brussels, Belgium, July 22-27. 

Dr. Mark Latkovic, professor of moral and systematic theology, published “Conflicts of Conscience for Catholic Health Care Professionals,” Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics, Springer Catholic Studies in Bioethics Series, (Springer Publishing, July 2017).

Dr. Ralph Martin, professor of theology, presented talks on evangelization and holiness, Annual Clergy Convocation, Diocese of Honolulu, May 15-20; delivered “A Current of Grace for Evangelization: Theological Implications for Sacramental Practice, ” Theological Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Pontifical University Urbaniana, Vatican City, June 1; and published “Considering Culpability,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review, July.

Dr. Michael McCallion, Chair of Catholic Social Analysis, published “Practices of the New Evangelization: Devotional Prayer, Meetings, and Service,” Sociology and Anthropology 5 (7), 2017, and taught a summer course for the STL degree program, “Social and Cultural Analysis of the New Evangelization.” He presented “Liturgy and Post-Modernity,” Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, September 2017.

Fr. Michael McDermott, SJ, professor of theology, published “Faith, Reason, and the Virtues in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger,” Gregorianum 98/2 (2017).

Msgr. Daniel Trapp, associate professor of systematic theology, liturgy, and sacraments, helped lead the Desert Formation Experience in the Holy Land and Rome, May 3-31, and gave private retreats at the Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE, to seminarians and seminary faculty, June 3-10.

Dr. Peter S. Williamson, Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, gave a biblical formation retreat for diaconal candidates of the Diocese of Lansing, “Falling in Love with the Word of God,” St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI, February 24-26; led a weekly “Bible and Brew Conversations about Jesus in the Gospel of John,” Cultivate Café and Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI, Tuesdays, February to June; and presented three lectures on “Revelation: A Book of Hope in Troubled Times,” Summer Scripture Seminar, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL, June 27-28.

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

MOSAIC Editorial Team

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