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Recent & Upcoming Courses
  • Theology of the New Evangelization (Spring 2015 / Summer 2015)
  • Theology of Conversion (Summer 2015 / Spring 2016)
  • Teaching of St. John Paul II (Spring 2015)
Books that are Old Friends
  • Dominique Barthélemy, God and His Image
  • Charles de Koninck, On the Primacy of the Common Good
  • Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, The Three Ages of the Interior Life
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, On Charity
  • Joseph Ratzinger, Truth and Tolerance
  • Joseph Pieper, Living the Truth

Profile

One of the greatest blessings of my life was to have all that my parents raised me to be and all that I had previously learned confirmed and set forth in a systematically compelling way in my undergraduate studies in philosophy at the College of St. Thomas (B.A. 1976). Providence arranged that during those four formative years men and women of outstanding Christian virtue and learning would inspire me and occasion a hearing of the call to holiness as never before. The resulting desire to know my faith more fully led to graduate studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (S.T.L., 1980), where I studied under the Dominican faculty who imparted a vibrant Thomism that incorporates the study of Scripture and the Church Fathers, the teaching of Vatican II, and the best of pre- and post-Vatican II theology. Years of teaching theology at virtually every level of the Church’s life—parish adult education, diocesan formation for catechists, adults, deacon candidates, and Catholic school teachers and administrators—has reinforced that the speculative and pastoral dimensions of theology mutually enrich one another. As a member of the faculty of the Augustine Institute, all of this is now placed at the service of research, publishing, and teaching on the New Evangelization.

Publications

Recent Books