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School of Theology and Ministry

April 2013

Faculty news


Richard J. Clifford, S.J., was the featured presenter at the annual convocation of the bishop and clergy of the diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, where he gave five talks on “How the Bible Enriches Our Priestly Ministry.”

Christopher Frechette, S.J., presented “Understanding ‘Bless the Lord’ as a Formal Greeting in an Audience with the Deity” at the Boston Theological Institute’s Old Testament and Hebrew Bible Colloquium.

Dominic F. Doyle contributed a chapter, “Transposing Richard McKeon’s Philosophic Pluralism into a Theological Key,” to New Voices in Catholic Theology (Herder and Herder, 2012). His recent reflection on wedding vows appears on YouTube.

Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P., took part in a three-day workshop at St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C., on designing liturgical space. He also joined a panel discussion on “The New Evangelization and the Returning Catholic” at the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.

Melissa Kelley gave presentations at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg, South Carolina, and a meeting of the South Carolina Society of Chaplains in Columbia on contemporary understandings of grief.

Mark Massa, S.J., spoke at St. Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio, on training lay students and ordination students together. He gave another talk at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, on moving beyond conservative and liberal labels.

Hosffman Ospino was one of three project editors of Biblia Católica de la Familia, a Spanish-language Bible with more than 600 commentaries (Verbo Divino, 2013; sponsored by the Center for Ministry Development). Catholic Extension Magazine published his article “Bearing Witness: Latinos on the Path to Canonization.” Ospino lectured at the University of Massachusetts Boston and presented at its Interdisciplinary Research Practice Conference. He also lectured at American Catholic College, San Antonio, Texas, and gave pastoral presentations at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catechetical Congress and to catechetical leaders in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Ospino consulted on the National Migration Project at the Center for Migration Studies in New York and the University of Notre Dame’s Spanish-language online education initiative.

Nancy Pineda-Madrid contributed a chapter, “Redemption, Latinas, and the Contribution of Rosemary Radford Ruether,” to Voices of Feminist Liberation: Writings in Celebration of Rosemary Radford Ruether (Equinox, 2012). She published “Resistiendo al Feminicidio, Interrogando la Salvación” in the e-book La Teología de la Liberación en Prospectiva: Tomo I – Trabajos Científicos (Doble clic, 2012). Pineda-Madrid also copresented at the Tepeyac Institute in El Paso, Texas.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., published “‘Run That You May Obtain the Prize’: Using St. Paul as a Resource for the Spiritual Exercises” in Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. His “Dei Verbum: Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation” and “New Testament Portraits of Faith (1): Gospel of Matthew” appeared recently in The Pastoral Review. Stegman also lectured at Sacred Hearts Parish in Malden, Massachusetts, and gave an Advent Triduum to the novices of the Wisconsin and Chicago-Detroit provinces in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Andrea Vicini, S.J., lectured on “Catholic Bioethics and the Irresistible Progress of Biotechnology” as part of the Institute of Catholic Studies lecture series at John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio.