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Sacred Heart Faculty Fall 2020 Updates

Eight of Sacred Heart's renowned professors celebrate book releases, speaking engagements, conference appearances, and more.

by Editorial Team

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture, spoke on the role of healing in evangelization at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students SLS Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (January 2020). She gave two talks at the Evangelization 2033 Conference in Israel, (January 2020); she gave a keynote at a virtual conference for the Archdiocese of Melbourne (July 2020). Her article, “The Gift of the Liturgical Reform,” was published in Homiletic & Pastoral Review (January 2020).


Rev. Charles Fox, director of graduate seminarians, presented "Friendship with Jesus in the Eucharist" at the January Theology On Tap hosted by the Diocese of Lansing’s Office for Young Adult Ministry. He published “The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of Evangelization in the Recent Magisterium” and “The Call of the New Evangelization for Preachers” in Homiletic and Pastoral Review.  Published many articles in Catholic World Report including “Why Can’t the Church Employ Ministers or Teachers In Same-sex Unions,” and weekly articles in Detroit Catholic including “May this Time Without the Mass Increase Our Hunger and Love for God.”


Philip Blosser, professor of philosophy, published a review of Mary Hollingsworth, Miles Pattenden, and Arnold Witte, eds., A Companion to the Early Modern Cardinal in Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 91 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020), in CHOICE Current Review for Academic Libraries (October 2020).


Ralph Martin, professor of theology, published Priest as Prophet: Priestly Participation in the Prophetic Ministry of Jesus (Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, Nebraska, April, 2020), and Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward (Emmaus Road Publications, Steubenville, Ohio, September, 2020). He presented talks on “Holiness and Family Life,” and “Discerning the Signs of the Times,” at the Apostolate for Family Consecration in (August 2020), and spoke at multiple virtual conferences in Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the United States. 


Donald Wallenfang, professor of theology and philosophy, published Phenomenology: A Basic Introduction in the Light of Jesus Christ (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019), and Metaphysics: A Basic Introduction in a Christian Key (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019). He and John C. Cavadini edited Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 2: Evangelization as Interreligious Dialogue (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019). He was interviewed on The Curious Catholic Podcast episode, “Edith Stein’s ‘On the Problem of Empathy,’” in January, 2020. 


Dr. Daniel Keating, professor of theology, gave two lectures in the Master’s Series at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, on “The Alexandrian Theological Contribution,” (January, 2020); contributed an article, “Growing in Sexual Integrity as a Consecrated Man” in the volume, Sex and the Spiritual Life: Reclaiming Integrity, Wholeness, and Intimacy, ed. Patricia Cooney Hathaway (2020). He gave the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Lenten Reflection on “Christ’s Temptations in the Wilderness: A Model for our Lenten Pilgrimage,” (March 2020) and gave eight virtual conferences on “Deification” to the sisters of the Monastery of Santa Fe (May, 2020).


Fr. John M. McDermott S.J., professor of theology, published “Do Charismatic Healings Promote the New Evangelization? Part I” in Antiphon, Vol. 22 (The Catholic University of America Press, 2020), “Fr. Martin, Compassion, and Immigration,” in Homiletic and Pastoral Review (Feb. 29, 2020), and “Some Unpolitical Reflections in a Time of Crisis,” ibid. (Sept. 7, 2020).


Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway, professor of spirituality and systematic theology, published Sex and the Spiritual Life: Reclaiming Integrity, Wholeness and Intimacy, (Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, 2020) features a distinguished cohort of Catholic teachers, thinkers and leaders from every walk of life, who share their life experiences regarding the integration of sexuality and the spiritual life. She published, “Why Stay? The Role of the Church in the lives of Youth and Young Adults,” Human Development magazine, Spring 2020, Vol. 40. 

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