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Dr. Anthony Lilles (Academic Dean)

  • Academic Presentations
    • St. John of the Cross and Hans Urs von Balthasar, November 2019
    • Heart of the World, April 2020
    • Women Mystics in the Life of the Church Series, April 2020
  • Publication of www.beginningtopray.com
  • Theological consultant for Apostoli Viae and Holy Transfiguration Monastery



Rev. Michael R. Carey, OP (Chairman, Moral & Spiritual Theology Dept.)

  • Retreat Director. For San Francisco priesthood ordinandi. Vallombrosa Retreat Center, July 2020.
  • Spiritual Director. For recently ordained priests and cloistered nuns.



Dr. Kevin Clarke (Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness)

  • “The Assent of Faith and the Unity of the Form in Biblical Exegesis: Balthasar’s Response to Rahner,” Heythrop Journal, vol. LXI, iss. 6 (2020), 989–97.
  • Panel moderator, “Theosis in the Second and Third Centuries: Early Perspectives and Approaches to the Human Journey to God,” North American Patristics Society (May 27-29, 2021—postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19)
  • Panel moderator, “Revisiting Neo-Cyrillian and Non-Chalcedonian Theologies: Their Implications for Ecumenical and Speculative Reflection,” North American Patristics Society (May 27-29, 2021—postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19)
  • “The Rule of Faith: A Pious Fiction or a Necessary First Principle?” Development of Doctrine: Revelation, Magisterium, and Human Person, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2021 TBA—postponed from June 18–20, 2020 due to Covid-19)
  • Contracted to produce a translation of Maximus the Confessor’s Small Theological and Polemical Opuscules, and the Dispute with Pyrrhus for the Catholic University of America Press’s Fathers of the Church series, the manuscript of which is scheduled to be turned in by August 2021. Maximus’s complete Opuscula are still unavailable to English readers.
  • Submitted a full manuscript of twenty collected essays with another co-editor to Brill entitled, Patristic Spirituality: Classical Perspectives on Ascent in the Journey to God for consideration in their Studies in Theology and Religion series.
  • “Biblical Love, Insatiable Satisfaction, and Deification in Maximus the Confessor” in Patristic Spirituality, Springer and Clarke, eds.
  • “‘Born from a Woman’: Unveiling the Marian Mystery beneath Paul’s Allegory in Galatians 4,” Ecce Mater Tua 3 (forthcoming, 2020)
  • “Fleshly Veil, Precious Blood: Participation in the Melchizedekian Priest-Victim of Hebrews,” The Incarnation in the Eucharist, Sacred Liturgy Conference, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash. (2021 TBA—postponed from June 11, 2020 due to Covid-19).
  • “Word, Flesh, Glory: The Gospel of the Incarnation,” The Incarnation in the Eucharist, Sacred Liturgy Conference, Gonzaga (2021 TBA—postponed from June 9, 2020 due to Covid-19).



Dr. Francis E. Feingold (Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Pre-Theology Program and Philosophy Department)

  • “Aquinas on the Sapiential Unity of Theology: The Relationship between Moral Theology and Christology,” in She Orders All Things Sweetly: Sacra Doctrina and the Sapiential Unity of Theology, edited by Joshua Madden and Taylor Patrick O'Neill (Under Review with Cluny Media).
  • “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, [Delayed till Summer of 2021 due to Covid 19]



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 Sacred Scripture / Department Chair Sacred Scripture)

  • Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (CBL) LXVII, July 25-28 2018, The Song of Song in its Context: Words for Love, Love for Words. L'époux et l'épouse. Les Noces. Presentation to the French speaking Seminar (2 days à 2 hours) and Short Paper:“Behold your King!” (John 19:14) – An Intertextual Allusion to Song 3:11LXX?
  • 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 310), Leuven, Peeters, 2020.
  • «Where is Wisdom to be Found?» Rethinking the Song of Song’s Solomonic Setting, in ZAW 130 (2018) 418-435.
  • “ ‘Who is the Church?’ Part II. The Roots of the Church in the Old Testament,” Pietre Vive 7/2019.
  • „ ‘Who is the Church?’ Part I. The Roots of the Church in the Old Testament,” Pietre Vive 6/2018.
  • „Bei Euch soll es nicht so sein“, Die Tagespost (Beilage Welt & Kirche 2), 29. Januar 2020. (for English see translation: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/german-theology-prof-says-restricting-priests-power-will-not-stop-abuse)



Fr. Goran Jovicic, PhD, JCL (Adjunct Professor of Dogmatic Theology)

  • Research and doctoral dissertation in Canon Law: “The International Legal Personality of the Holy See and the State of the Vatican City with the Special Reference to Their Status in the System of the United Nations”, June, 2020. (Summa cum laude)
  • Permanent Deaconate Formation: Ecclesiology, Fall 2019
  • Sacramental program at the Archbishop Riordan High School, 2019/2020
  • Preparing the International Symposium on Religious Freedom for October 2021



Dr. John Macias (Assistant Professor of Philosophy)

  • “The Common Good of Political Society: A Possible Way forward between Traditional and New Natural Law,” American Maritain Association, 43rd Annual Meeting, March 5-7, 2020, Pittsburgh, PA
  • “Natural Law.” Zephyr Institute Junior Fellowship, February 25, 2020.
  • “The Liberal Arts amid Contemporary Social Structures: The Case of Frodo Baggins,” in Lesiure and Labor: Essays on the Liberal Arts in Catholic Higher Education, ed. Anthony P. Coleman (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020), 91-103.



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

  • Canon Law of Religious Life, Dominican Novices, Province of St. Joseph
  • Canonical Judge, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Assessor, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Pro bono appellate advocate, at the request of the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Portland
  • Canonical Consultant, Diocese of Oakland
  • Canonical Consultant in criminal trial in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Investigator, Dominican Province of the Most Holy Name



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

  • 'In this way the love of God was revealed’ (1 Jn 4:9): Atonement as a ‘Patro-genetic Process: Part 1: The Old Testament,” Communio: International Catholic Review (Spring, 2020).
  • 'In this way the love of God was revealed’ (1 Jn 4:9): Atonement as a ‘Patro-genetic Process: Part 2: The New Testament,” Communio: International Catholic Review (Summer, 2020).
  • Atonement: Soundings in Biblical, Trinitarian, and Spiritual Theology. (Forthcoming)​



Fr. Marc Valadao, SJ (Professor of Sacred Scripture)

  • 2020, "Apperceptions" with Angelico Press
  • Spiritual Director for 30-day Retreat, Summer Spirituality Program, St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, July 2020
  • Preached Annual Parish Novena, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Turlock, CA, August 2020 (Tentative)
  • Preached Parish Lenten Retreat, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Fort Bragg, CA, March 2020 (Canceled due to Covid-19 stay-at-home order)



Dr. Adrian Walker (Professor of Theology and Director of S.T.B. Program)

  • 2020, "Apperceptions" with Angelico Press
  • Chapter contribution to a symposium on Reinhard Huetter’s Bound for Beatitude in the journal Nova et Vetera (December 2020).
  • Chapter contribution to a festschrift for John Milbank (September 2020).
  • Apperceptions. (New York: Angelico Press, 2020). Forthcoming book.
  • Divine and Human Nature (Washington, DC: Humanum Press, 2020). Book project under contract.
  • “The Good of Ruling.”​ Invited to present at ​conference on the common good at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC. (November 2020)