Theology Department Faculty

James Keenan, S.J.

Vice Provost for Global Engagement

Canisius Professor; Director of The Jesuit Institute

  • Visiting Professor, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
  • Visiting Professor, Gregorian University, Rome
  • Visiting Professor, Ateneo de Manila


“The Color Line, Race and Caste: Structures of Domination and the Ethics of Recognition,” Theological Studies, 82.1 (2021) 69-94.

Rethinking Humanity’s Progress in Light of COVID-19 Asian Horizons 14.3 (September 2020) 713-735

The Community Colleges: Giving Them the Ethical Recognition They Deserve,” Journal Of Moral Theology 9.2 (2020) 143-164

“Chavarul, Virtue Ethics, and Amoris Laetitia,” Shaji George Kochuthara, ed., Vocation and Mission of the Family: Reflections on Chavarul and Amoris Laetitia,  Bangalore: Dharmaram Publication, 2021) 34-48.

“Vulnerable to Contingency,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40.2 (2021) 221-236.

“Regarding Amoris Laetitia: Its Language, Its Reception, Some Challenges, and the Agnosticism of Some of the Hierarchy,” Perspectiva Teológica  53.1 (2021) 41-60.

“COVID-19 and Health Disparities:  Structural Evil Unmasked,” with Philip Landrigan and Lilian Ferrer Annals of Global Health 86.1 (April 1, 2021) 1-5,

“Joe Biden und der Katholizismus in den USA,” Stimmen der Zeit 146 (2021) 355-364.  

“Repensar a ética teológica: rumo a uma nova capacidade vulnerável de permanecer em solidariedade, esperança e justo reconhecimento,” José Antonio Trasferetti & Ronaldo Zacharias

ÉTICA TEOLÓGICA E PANDEMIAS: entre a razão e a urgência social

“Rethinking Humanity’s Progress in Light of Covid 19,” Asian Horizons 14.3 (2020)


How Alphonsus’ Ministry to the Margins Formed his life as a Moral theologian Studia Morale  59.2 (2021) 277-282

“What Would AI Mean to Catholic Doctrine?” Cultura e Fede 29.3 (2021)  215-222

10 Theses on Democracy and COVID-19, Asian Horizons (2022) 115-128

Building Blocks for Moral Education: Vulnerability, Recognition and Conscience, David DeCosse and Kevin Baxter, ed. Conscience and Catholic Education: Theology, Administration, and Teaching (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2022) 17-30

“Hierarchicalism,” Theological Studies 83.1 (2022) 84-108

"Eight Ways that Amoris Laetitia is Being Received and Promoted around the World" INTAMS Marriage, Families & Spirituality 28 (2022) 4-17 

“Grieving in the Upper Room: Vulnerability, Recognition, Conscience and the Holy Spirit,” Duquesne lecture 

w. David, Kirchhoffer, Luca Valera, and Roberto Zoboli, “Recognizing and Responding to Vulnerability in the Time of COVID-19,” ABC Religion and Ethics (September 29, 2021);

“Overlooking Community Colleges and the Working Class,” Steve Cahn, ed. Academic Ethics Today: Problems, Policies, and Prospects for University Life (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2022) 135-144