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

  • Spiritual director for seminarians
  • Director for Masters Thesis for three seminarians
  • Spiritual Director and Confessor for various priests
  • 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. Francis E. Feingold (Assistant Professor of Philosophy)

  • "Jacques Maritain and the 'Wounding of God'." Forthcoming in the American Maritain Association's 29th volume (title TBD), edited by James Keating, to be published by The Catholic University of America Press (2020).
  • "Aquinas on Angelic Knowledge of the Actual Existence of Contingent Things." Forthcoming in Summa metaphysicae ad mentem sancti Thomae: In Honor of Msgr.John F. Wippel, edited by Therese Cory and Gregory Doolan, to be published by The Catholic University of America Press.
  • "Personalism and the Common Good." Paper accepted to be delivered at the 43ro Annual Meeting of the American Maritain Association entitled ''Whose Thomism? Which Tradition?" hosted by Franciscan University and Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (March 5-7, 2020).
  • "'Being-Moved': The Passivity of Spiritual Affections in von Hildebrand and Aquinas." Paper invited to be delivered at a colloquium on Dietrich von Hildebrand's emotion theory, to be held at the University of Dallas in Dallas, Tex. (Feb. 27-29, 2020).
  • "Is the Concept a Quality? An Objection to the 'Formal Concept'/'Objective Concept' Distinction." Delivered at the 2019 Annual ACPA Meeting entitled "A Perennial Philosophy of Nature," hosted by the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, Minn. (Nov. 21-24, 2019), at a session sponsored by the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism.
  • "Metaphysical Bridges: A Teleological Response to the Twinning Argument for Delayed Hominizatio n." Delivered at the 2019 Annual ACPA Meeting entitled "A Perennial Philosophy of Nature," hosted by the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, Minn. (Nov. 21-24, 2019), at a session sponsored by the ACPA.



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

  • "The Coherence of the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching as Developed by the Magisterium" Accepted for: Development of Doctrine: Revelation, Magisterium, and Human Reason, Cedar Rapids IA, Sponsored by The Sacra Doctrina Project with Mount Mercy University, June 18-20, 2020
  • "Revelation, Faith, and Theology in St. Thomas Aquinas," Aquinas the Biblical Theologian, Ave Maria University, sponsored by the Aquinas Center & the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, February 7, 2019.
  • Aquinas's Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, & Material Objects, by Jeffrey E. Brower. The Heythrop Journal Volume 60, Number !(January 2019): 122.



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

  • Recuperating the Song of Songs as Religious Poetry. Building a Bridge from Composition to Canon, in P. VAN HECKE (ed.), The Song of Songs in Its Context: Word for Love, Love for Words (BETL), Leuven, Peeters, 2020, forthcoming.
  • ,,Bei Euch soil es nicht so sein.., Tagespost, 29. Januar 2020.
  • Applied Biblical Conferences, July 24-26, 2020, Steubenville, USA (1) "You Have Excelled them All" (Prov. 30:29): Incarnating Wisdom in the Woman. (2) "I sought to take her as my bride." (Wisdom 8:2). On the Spousal Role of Wisdom in the Life of the Sage.
  • • Jan - February 2020, Crash Course on the Gospel of John for the novices of the Missionaries of Charity, San Francisco (4 x 3hours).
  • January 19, 2020 Introduction to the Song of Songs, on: Radio Horeb Germany (this will be a monthly Lectio Divina on the Song of Song for an indefinite time). December 1, 2019 Introduction to the 2. Book of Samuel, on Radio Maria Austria. November 2, 2019 Introduction to the I. Book of Samuel, on Radio Maria Austria.



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

  • Celebrate Mass at Nativity and St. Thomas Aquinas parishes and at the Dominican Monastery in Menlo Park.
  • A member of the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors
  • Delivered short presentations on the canon law for religious to the Dominican Novices in Cincinnati, OH and to the Dominican Nuns in Summit, NJ
  • Asked by the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal of Portland in Oregon to provide pro bono canonical advocacy in an appeal case
  • Participated in the annual Liturgical Conference in Spokane, WA in 2019 and the 2109 Symposium on the work of Judge John Noonan at the Robbins Collection at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Took a lead role in the public opposition to the so-called "California Confession Bill", which included writing an article, giving interviews, and preparing testimony before the California Assembly.
  • Served as Censor Librorium for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Los Angeles.



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

  • Article: "Forgiveness and Atonement: A 'Patrogenetic' Process," Communio: International Catholic Review. Forthcoming in Summer, 2020.
  • Book: Atonement: Soundings in Biblical, Trinitarian, and Spiritual Theology. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Forthcoming.
  • General Editor of The Balthasar Readers Series published by Ignatius Press. I am the primary editor/commentator of two of the volumes- The Trinity and The Paschal Mystery. The first volume is scheduled for publication in Fall 2020.
  • - "Atonement: Soundings in Biblical, Trinitarian, and Spiritual Theology," a paper delivered at the symposium, "Renewing Formation: Towards a New Unity of Theology and Sanctity," at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, CA, November 9, 2019.
  • Organizer and co-host of the symposium, "Renewing Formation: Towards a New Unity of Theology and Sanctity," co-sponsored by Ignatius Press and the St John Paul Center for Contemplative Culture, at Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA, November 7-10, 2019.
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  • "The Arts and Evangelization," a 30 minute interview on the archdiocesan television program Mosaic, KPIX Channel 5, with John Grey, aired on July 7 and 28, 2019.
  • - "The Beatitudes: Living God's Way," four conferences to be given at the Summer Spirituality Program at St. Patrick's Seminary, June 3-4, 2020.
  • "'He Emptied Himself: Spiritual Poverty and the Spirit of Lent," a conference to be given at the Lentens Speaker Series, St. Cecelia Church, San Francisco, CA, on March 24, 2020.
  • "The Beatitudes: Living God's Way," four conferences to be given at the Day of Formation for the Missionaries of Charity of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, March 13, 2020.
  • "'He Emptied Himself: Spiritual Poverty and the Spirit of Advent," a conference given at the Advent Evening of Reflection, St. Pius Church in Redwood City, CA, on December 4, 2019.
  • "The Beatitudes: Living God's Way," three conferences delivered at the Day of Retreat for the High School Chaplaincy Teams of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, October 16, 2019.
  • "The Way of Discipleship," two conferences given at delivered at the Day of Retreat for the Diaconate Formation Program for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland, at Our Lady of Mercy in Daly City, CA, August 31, 2019.