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Sacred Heart Faculty Spring 2021 Updates

Eleven of Sacred Heart's esteemed faculty members celebrate new publications, speaking engagements, and more.

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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).

Dr. Patricia Coone-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.

Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Bishop Kevin Britt Chair of Dogmatics and Christology, published a book review of Le marché du mérite: Penser le droit et l’économie avec Léonard Lessius by Wim Decock in the Journal of Jesuit Studies 8 (2020). He also published the following articles: “The Contributions of the Council of Trent to the Catholic Reformation” in Perichoresis Volume 18: 6 (2020); “Pope Francis, Fratelli tutti, and the Quest for a ‘Civilization of Love’” in Canopy Forum (November 19, 2020) [Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University]; and “Reflections and Questions on the Recent Judgment Concerning the Lady of All Nations” in Missio Immaculatae, Vol. 16/No. 6 (November/December 2020).

Rev. Charles Fox, director of graduate seminarians, presented a video conference for the Archdiocese of Detroit entitled, “Why Do We Need the Sacraments?” in August, 2020. He published “Philip Neri and Charles Borromeo as Models of Catholic Reform” in the journal Perichoresis (February, 2021). He also published a pair of articles on the Eucharistic teaching of Msgr. Ronald Knox for Homiletic and Pastoral Review: “This Is My Body: Ronald Knox on the Real Presence and Transubstantiation,” and “Given Up for You: Ronald Knox on the Mass as a Sacrifice.”

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture, gave virtual conferences on formation in the Word of God for the priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Calgary (Oct. 1, 3,) and spoke on “Evangelization of the Family, in the Family, and by the Family” at the virtual conference of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (Oct. 1). Her article “‘The Church Grows Young’: Recent Developments in the Doctrine of Charisms,” was published in Reading and Living Scripture: Essays in Honor of William S. Kurz, S.J. (Emmaus Academic, 2021). Her essay “‘These Signs Will Accompany Those Who Believe’: A Response to John M. McDermott, S.J.” was published in Antiphon in April 2021.

Dr. Daniel Keating, professor of theology, participated in a national online conference on the topic of “Christian Deification” (Oct. 20-21, 2020), gave a keynote address to the national conference of St. Paul’s Outreach on “The Greatest Commandments: Love of God and Love of Neighbor” (Jan 22, 2021), and spoke to the faculty and staff of St. John’s in Fenton on “Gender Ideology: Making a Positive Response,” (March 5, 2021).

Dr. Ralph Martin, professor of theology, and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization, has given more than 50 interviews and media appearances on topics from his new book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. EWTN is producing a 5-part series on themes from the book. He led a retreat for the New York Region of the Friars of the Renewal (CFRs) and a five-day canonical retreat for the European Region of the Friars. He was a speaker at a conference for priests and seminarians from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

Dr. Michael McCallion, Rev. William Cunningham Chair of Catholic Social Analysis, published an article titled “Individualism as an Addictive Pattern of Behavior” in the journal Human Development, Volume 41:2 (Winter 2021). He also had a paper titled “Reflections on Social Media” accepted for publication by Academia. He is presently the chair of the MA/MAPS committee and the committee just completed a survey about Catholic Social Teaching that will be administered to all Sacred Heart faculty. Results should be available for the next edition of Faculty News in Mosaic.

Fr. John M. McDermott S.J., professor of theology, published “Do Charismatic Healings Promote the New Evangelization?” 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. Edward Peters, Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair of Faculty Development, presented two talks on Canon Law for laity at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Ann Arbor, MI (January 19 & 26, 2020). He revised two previously published articles on medical ethics and best pastoral practices for marriage for publication in anthologies.

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. 

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