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School of Theology and Ministry

Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P.

associate professor of homiletics and liturgical practice

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Contact Information:
Office: 307
Email: thomas.kane.1@bc.edu
Office Phone: 617-552-6520

Address:
Boston College
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Areas of Interest:

His research interests include the area of arts, communication, liturgy and culture.  Dr. Kane studies contemporary worship and celebration and has written and lectured on liturgy, dance and creativity throughout the world.

About:
The Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Kane, CSP is a Paulist priest, and an internationally known ritual maker and videographer. His research interests include the area of arts, communication, liturgy and culture.  Dr. Kane studies contemporary worship and celebration and has written and lectured on liturgy, dance and creativity in the US and abroad.  He has documented liturgical inculturation and has made many documentaries about the Church and culture in different parts of the world - in Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific, including The Dancing Church of Africa, The Dancing Church of the South Pacific, and FIESTA! Celebrations at San Fernando Cathedral, published by Paulist Press. He teaches preaching, liturgy and the arts and has authored three faculty handbooks on methods in teaching preaching as well as articles on liturgical dance and creativity.

As the Director of Paulist Reconciliation Ministries in Washington, D.C., he coordinates various ministry projects throughout North America, including outreach to disaffected and alienated Catholics, ministry to the gay, lesbian and transgendered community, along with programs for “returning Catholics” and those affected by the abuse crisis. He has recently revised Landings, a lay ministry program to welcome returning Catholics to the Church and edited Healing God’s People: Theological and Pastoral Approaches: A Reconciliation Reader. His newest work, All Holy Men and Women: A Paulist Litany of Saints will be published in March 2014.

He has been a liturgical consultant to the World Conference of Churches in Geneva. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics (CATH), the North American Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica.

On stage, he choreographed the liturgical movements for Sarah Caldwell’s 25th anniversary production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and has performed with the Omega Dance Company as a guest artist in the United States and at the Avignon Festival in France.

On Sundays, he assists at St. Malachy’s parish in Burlington, MA and Holy Family Parish in Concord, MA.

Courses:
Fall 2013
TM 531- Rites Practicum
TM 636- Introduction to Liturgy

Spring 2014
TM 527- Liturgical Preaching I
TM 840- Master of Divinity Closure Seminar

Other Courses
TM 504- Theologies of Reconciliation
TM 531- Rites Practicum
TM 566- Using the Arts/Media in Teaching and Praying