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What’s New with the Faculty?

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway, professor of spirituality and systematic theology, was a responder to the presentation “Unfolding Teresa of Avila’s Understanding or Prayer,” Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, October 15; gave a weekend conference, “Seasons of Life and their Interface with Spirituality,” Manresa Retreat Center, November 3-4 and published “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit: Therese of Lisieux,” Human Development.

Dr. Daniel Keating, professor of theology, co-authored Athanasius and His Legacy: Trinitarian-Incarnational Soteriology and Its Reception, co-author Thomas G. Weinandy (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017); contributed two articles, “The Patristic Background to Original Sin” and “Justification and Sanctification in Scripture and the Church Fathers,” Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue, Justified in Jesus Christ, 2017; and spoke on “Ecumenism: The Call to Work for Christian Unity,” Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, September, 28.

David J. Conrad, part-time theology instructor, offered a three-part presentation entitled “Jesus: The Image of the Invisible God” for St. Fabian Parish’s Lent series, March 7, 14, & 21.

Dr. Philip Blosser published a translation of Conscience: Phenomena and Theories, by H.G. Stoker (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018); reviewed Luther!: 95 Treasures – 95 People (Stiftung Luthergedenkstatten, 2017); and presented a paper entitled “Calvinism and Catholicism on Divine Election, with Special Attention to Middle Knowledge,” at an ecumenical symposium at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, December 2.

Dr. Ralph Martin, professor of theology, led a retreat and study days for Priests, Seminarians and Religious Sisters, various locations in the Peoples’ Republic of China, August 10-27; attended Meeting of the Consultors to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Vatican City, September 22-27; and led the Study Day for Bishops, Priests, Seminarians and Religious Sisters, Diocese of Harlem/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 18-20, 2018.

Dr. Peter S. Williamson, Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, gave a biblical formation retreat for diaconal candidates of the Archdiocese of Detroit, “Falling in Love with the Word of God,” St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills, MI, October 14; co-edited Romans (Baker Academic, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2017), by Scott Hahn and submitted Galatians for publication, co-authored with Cardinal Albert Vanhoye.

Dr. Robert Fastiggi, professor of systematic theology, was a speaker at an October 13-14, 2017 conference in honor of the centenary of the 1917 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth, MI; and he published “Francisco Suárez and the Non-Believers,” PENSAMIENTO, vol. 74 (2018). In January, 2018, Dr. Fastiggi was elected a “corresponding member” of the Pontifical Marian Academy International.

Fr. Charles Fox, director of graduate seminarians, published “The Relationship Between the Eucharist and Evangelization in the Sermons of Ronald A. Knox” (doctoral dissertation), Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome; and presented “Eucharistic Evangelization: Opportunities and Obstacles,” Lenten Reflection for the Alumni Association of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, February 28, 2018.

Fr. Pieter vanRooyen, assistant professor of theology, defended the doctoral dissertation, “Christ and the Eucharist from the Perspective of Created Actuation by Uncreated Act: The Contribution of Maurice de la Taille to the Development of Neo-Scholastic Manualist Theology,” in Rome at the Pontifical Lateran University on October 12, 2017.

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture, presented at clergy conferences for the dioceses of Bismarck, ND, August 28-31 and Tulsa, OK, January 15-17. She gave two workshops at the SLS18 Conference held by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students on January 4-5. Her book, The Spiritual Gifts Handbook, co-authored with Dr. Randy Clark, was published in March 2018.

Msgr. Daniel Trapp, associate professor of systematic theology, liturgy, and sacraments took part in Federation of Seminary Spiritual Directors conference in Toronto, Canada, October 19-22, 2017; presented “Virtues and Seminary Formation” with Bp. Gerard Battersby, for the Seminary Research Council at St. Vincent DePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, February 28-March 4, 2018; and participated in the Advisory Council meeting of the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, March 7-9, 2018.

Paco Gavrilides, instructor of homiletics, served as the retreat master for the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan Eighth Annual Retreat at Ss. Cyril and Methodius, March 3, 2018; participated in two evenings of preaching the gospel and prayer for the sick, Cleveland, OH, March 7-8, 2018; and presented “In Everything The Good is There!... Our Goal Is To Find It,” at the Detroit Breakfast reflection at Moses the Black Parish, Detroit, MI, March 17.

Oswald Sobrino, instructor of theology, attended the Society for Classical Studies 2018 annual meeting in Boston, MA, January, 2018.

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

MOSAIC Editorial Team

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