Go

Rev. Robert F. Christian, OP (President-Rector)

Articles published

  • "Utopia: Contemptus Mundi or Engagement with a Fallen but Redeemed World?" in Edward J. Alam, Ed., Thomas More's Utopia: 500 years on...and counting (Louaize, Lebanon, NDU Press, 2019), 52-69
  • Contribution to: The Third Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission agreed statement: Walking Together on the Way: Learning to be the Church--Local, Regional, Universal, 2018, 68pp.
  • "Evaluation from a Catholic Perspective on the Report of the International Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Commission 'Encountering Christ the Savior: Church and Sacraments' in Hyacinthe Destivelle, OP, Ed., Pontificium Consilium ad Christianorum Unitatem Fovendam, Information Service No. 150 (Vatican City, Tipografia Vaticana, 2018), 385-393

Participation in Conferences

  • Plenary Session, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, 11-18 May 2019, Jerusalem
  • Plenary Session, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, 24-28 September, 2018, Vatican City
  • Congregation for Bishops' Course for New Bishops, 5-14 September 2018, Rome

    Plenary Session, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, 13-19 May, 2018, Assisi

  • Clergy Study Days, Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 12-16 March, 2018, on the mutual ordering of the priesthood of the ordained and the priesthood of the faithful

Retreats given 

  • Monastery of the Angels, Los Angeles--retreat to the Dominican nuns, July 2018
  • Queen of Peace Monastery, Squamish, British Columbia--retreat to the Dominican nuns, November 2017



Rev. Michael R. Carey, OP (Associate Professor of Moral Theology; Chair of Moral Theology Department)

  • Spiritual director for two recent seminary graduates
  • Instructor on Dominican Spirituality to the novices of the Western Dominican Province. This was a series of six lectures given throughout the academic year. It included the general principles of the spiritual life (virtues, grace, etc.) as well as practices particular to the major figures of the Dominican Order.
  • Instructor in the permanent diaconate formation program for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland.
  • Mass supply calls for Saint Raymond Church in Menlo Park, CA
  • Supply calls for Mass and hearing confessions for the cloistered Dominican nuns at Corpus Christi Monastery, Menlo Park



Dr. Karen C. Chan (Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Philosophy)

  • "Having a Child: Intentional, or Game of Chance?", paper presented at the  University Faculty for Life 28th Annual Conference, University of Dallas, June 8-9, 2018.  
  • "Is Pregnancy A Disability", paper presented at the 2018 American Catholic Philosophical Association "Philosophy, Catholicism, and Public Life" Conference, San Diego, November 8-11, 2018.
  • "Jews and Christians in Secular Society: A Response to David Novak", paper presented at "The Achievement of David Novak: A Catholic-Jewish Dialogue" Conference, Mundelein Seminary, March 27-29, 2019.  Publication forthcoming.



Mr. Christian Clifford (Adjunct Instructor of Dogmatics)

  • "Presented "Defending Saint Junipero Serra in the Marketplace" to the Serra Club's leadership at their annual Serra Rally in Ventura, CA, January 19, 2019.
  • Speaker about Saint Junipero Serra and California mission history at Saint Francis of Assisi parish, East Palo Alto, CA, March 16, 2019
  • Will give a workshop at the Tekakwitha Conference in Sharonville, Ohio, July 2019.



Dr. Francis E. Feingold (Assistant Professor of Philosophy)

  • "Is the Institution of Private Property Part of the Natural Law?  Ius gentium and ius naturale in Aquinas's Account of the Right to 'Steal' When in Urgent Need", paper presented at the 2018 American Catholic Philosophical Association "Philosophy, Catholicism, and Public Life" Conference, San Diego, November 8-11, 2018.
  • "Jacques Maritain and the 'Wounding of God'", paper presented at the American Maritain Association 42nd Annual Meeting: "Thomism & Theology", DeSales University, March 28-30, 2019.
  • "Aquinas's Discussion of Aristotle's Claim that Knowing Does Not Alter the Knower", paper to be presented at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, May 9-12, 2019.  This paper received the Founders Award.
  • "Can We Want Courage and Candy at the Same Instant?  Aquinas on the Possibility of Simultaneous Will-Acts" at the 2019 Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, June 17-19, 2019.
  • "Why Can't Angels See Our Future?  Aquinas's View of the Relation between Continuous and Discrete Time" at the 4th Symposium Thomisticum, Collegio Irlandese, July 4-6, 2019.



Dr. Jeffrey P. Froula (Assistant Professor of Moral Theology)

  • Book Review for Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects by Jeffrey E. Brower, published in The Heythrop Journal, December 26, 2018.
  • "Revelation, Faith, and Theology in St. Thomas Aquinas," paper presented at the "Aquinas the Biblical Theology" Conference at Ave Maria University, sponsored by the Aquinas Center & the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, February 7-9, 2019.
  • Instructor in the permanent diaconate formation program for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland.



Dr. Nina S. Heereman (Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture; Chair of Sacred Scripture Department)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Where is Wisdom to be Found?" Rethinking the Song of Song’s Solomonic Setting, in ZAW 130 (2018) 418-435.

Other Publications

  • Who is the Church? Part I: The Roots of the Church in the Old Testament, in Pietre Vive: the Journal 6 (2018) 16-23.
  • Who is the Church? Part II: The Roots of the Church in the New Testament, in Pietre Vive: the Journal 7 (2019) 18-27.

Conferences Attended:

Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXVII, July 25-28 2018, The Song of Song in its Context: Words for Love, Love for Words.             

  • Leader of the French Speaking Seminar: L'époux et l'épouse. Les Noces
  • Short Paper delivered: “Behold your King!” (John 19:14) – An Intertextual Allusion to Song 3:11LXX?
  • Moderator of a German - French Afternoon Panel.

Research

A month of research in the library of the École biblique et a archéologique de Jérussalem in preparation a forthcoming article on the Song of Songs and conference papers to be delivered at SBL and Steubenville this summer.

Social Media

222 Youtube Videos, Minikat (German: “Kurze Katechesen” = short catechesis) on the daily readings in Lent, Advent, Sundays and Feast days. youtube.com/Minikat




Dr Jon R. Kirwan (Assistant Professor of Dogmatics; Chair of Dogmatics Department; Director of Strategic Planning and Accreditation)

  • "The Disputed Legacy of Ambroise Gardeil's Theology of Revelation", paper presented at the "Aquinas the Biblical Theology" Conference at Ave Maria University, sponsored by the Aquinas Center & the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, February 7-9, 2019.
  • "Ambroise Gardeil, Garrigou Lagrance, and Maurice Blondel: A First Engagement (1896-1910)", paper presented at the American Maritain Association 42nd Annual Meeting: "Thomism & Theology", DeSales University, March 28-30, 2019.



Mr. David Kriegh (Library Director)

  • "'I Will Give You Shepherds': Student Formation, Research Literacy, and Accreditation Standards" (with Jennifer Bartholomew and Stephen Sweeney). American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 72 (2018): 117-130.
  • "Maximum Hours and Minimal Staffing: What is a Small Library to Do?" (with Derek Rieckens and Stephen Sweeney). American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 72 (2018): 199-203.  



Rev. Pius Pietrzyk, OP (Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies; Chair of Pastoral Studies Department)

  • Attended the Canon Law Society of America Conference in October, 2018
  • Attended the 45th Anniversary Conference of the Legal Service Corporation and led a discussion panel on help to self-represented litigants in civil cases
  • Attended and presented at two field hearings, one in Houston and one in Miami, on civil legal services to the poor in disaster relief
  • Featured in a front page article from the April 4, 2019 issue of Catholic San Francisco on Church governance
  • Featured in the upcoming May/June issue of the Sacramento Catholic Herald in an article on celibacy
  • Offered the Holy Week retreat to the Dominican Nuns in at the Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama, for Holy Week 2019
  • Elected as a delegate to the quadrennial Chapter of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in Providence, RI this past summer
  • Published an op-ed article “California Bill Targets Catholic Priests First, but All Religions Are at Risk” in USA Today, April 28, 2019.  The article was also picked up by the National Catholic Register.
  • Participated in follow-up conversations about this bill with Al Kresta of Kresta in the Afternoon and Pat Kerrigan of KSRO Morning Program
  • Will be leading a day of reflection for lawyers in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana on June 22, 2019.



Dr. Margaret M. Turek (Professor of Dogmatics; Director of the MA in Theology Program)

  • General Editor of The Balthasar Reader Series which highlights Balthasar’s mission as a “formator” – a priest and retreat director whose vast corpus of theological and spiritual writings is meant to serve the renewal of the Church
  • Primary commentator for two Readers: on the Trinity and on the Paschal Mystery. The Reader on the Trinity is scheduled to be published in 2020



Rev. John Winkowitsch, OP (Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy)

  • Led a 3-day spiritual retreat from November 16-18, 2018 at St. Albert's Priory for the laity.  The theme of the conference was "Who do you say that I am? Church Identity in a Secular, Sinful World"
  • Attendee and panelist at the University Catholic Conference of California (UCCC) 2019 at UC Riverside, February 15-19, 2019
  • Attendee and speaker about pursuing a priestly vocation at the Idaho Catholic Youth Conference (ICYC) 2019 in Boise, ID, March 8-10, 2019
  • "The Importance of Intimacy", forthcoming in the May-June 2019 issue of the Western Dominican Province Rosary Confraternity Newsletter Light and Life.