Khaled E. Anatolios gave talks at Harvard University, at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s annual convention in St. Louis, and at the North American Patristics Society annual meeting in Chicago. He also gave a series of talks in Arabic at Melkite Annunciation Cathedral in Boston and was elected member-at-large for the Patristics Society’s board of directors.
James T. Bretzke, S.J., presented three papers at academic conferences—at Georgetown University, at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and at a joint meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion for the mid-Atlantic region. He also published two scholarly book reviews, one in Catholic Studies: An Online Journal and another in Theological Studies.
The Crossroad Publishing Company published Dominic Doyle’s new book, The Promise of Christian Humanism: Thomas Aquinas on Hope.
Ugarit-Verlag published a new book by Christopher Frechette, S.J., titled Mesopotamian Ritual-prayers of “Hand-lifting” (AkkadianŠuillas): An Investigation of Function in Light of the Idiomatic Meaning of the Rubric. He also contributed two articles to The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter, 2012) and presented at a conference on “Trauma and Traumatization: In and Beyond Biblical Literature,” at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Philip Browning Helsel published three articles: “Narrative Pastoral Care and Communities of Identity in the Parable of the ‘Good Soil’” in Pastoral Psychology; “Eleonore Stump—Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering” in Reviews in Religion and Theology; and “Bas van Os—Psychological Analysis and the Historical Jesus: New Ways to Explore Christian Origins” in Reviews in Religion and Theology.
Death Studies published “Assessing the Role of Attachment to God, Meaning, and Religious Coping as Mediators in the Grief Experience” by Melissa Kelley (with K.T. Chan).
Mark Massa, S.J., hosted this summer's meeting of the Catholic Conversation Project on the topic of faith in the public square. The young American Catholic theologians who gather to discuss the divisions in the Church and the future of Catholic theology met at Boston College’s Connors Center in Dover, Massachusetts.
Catherine M. Mooney gave keynote addresses on Clare of Assisi at events for the Medieval Association of the Pacific at Santa Clara University in California, and the Franciscan Symposium at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. She also spoke on the saint at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Hosffman Ospino presented at a number of universities, conferences, and workshops around the United States—at the City University of New York, Universidad Interamericana in Puerto Rico, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in San Diego, and the annual diocesan conference of the Diocese of Reno in Nevada, to name a few. He also contributed chapters to The Word of God & Latino Catholics: The Teachings of the Road to Emmaus (American Bible Society, 2012) and In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization of Lay Ecclesial Ministry (Liturgical Press, 2012).
Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., published “Reading Egrapsa as an Epistolary Aorist in 2 Corinthians 2:9” in Novum Testamentum, and “John in the Lectionary” and “Mark in the Lectionary” in The Pastoral Review.
Andrea Vicini, S.J., published articles in Revue de l’Institut Catholique de Paris – Transversalités, Études, Theological Studies, Studia Moralia, and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. He also discussed stem cell research at a joint meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy Europe and the Associazione Italiana di Colture Celluari in Italy and at a conference in Paris, and chaired a panel on sustainability at a Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church conference in Nairobi, Kenya.