James T. Bretzke, S.J.
professor of moral theology
Office Phone: 617-552-6514
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Rev. James T. Bretzke, S.J., S.T.D. hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up skiing and sailing. Prior to coming to BC he served as Chair of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He did his doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he also taught for three years, prior to coming to the Graduate Theological Union and the Jesuit School of Theology-at-Berkeley in 1993, where he taught for a decade before joining the faculty of the University of San Francisco. He has also taught for several years in Korea at Sogang University and is a regular Visiting Professor of Moral Theology at the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila, Philippines where he teaches Moral Theology and Bioethics. Besides teaching Fr. Bretzke worked for 13 years on weekends at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Oakland, and was very active in giving workshops in various aspects of moral theology throughout the dioceses of California and Nevada.
You can access his personal webpage here.
TM 529- Ministry and Theology of the Sacraments of Reconciliation
TM 726- Seminar: Magisterium and Contemporary Moral Debates
TM 509- Cross-Cultural Christian Ethics
TM 560- Critical Contemporary Ethical Issues; Cultivating the Common Ground
TM 735- Contemporary Moral Problems in Ecumenical Perspective
TM 845- Roman Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology
A Morally Complex World: Engaging Contemporary Moral Theology Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary (Liturgical Press)
“A Burden of Means: Interpreting Recent Catholic Magisterial Teaching on End-of-Life Issues" was published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 26 (2, 2006): 183-200 was chosen by College Theology Society as the best theology article award in 2007