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Rev. Goran Jovicic, PhD, JCD

Assistant Professor of Dogmatics

Email

goran.jovicic@stpsu.edu

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology, (2006) Jesuits School of Philosophy and Theology, Zagreb, Croatia, affiliated to the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Doctor of Theology, (2013), School of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna

Doctoral Dissertation: “Development of the Papal Representation between the Second Vatican Council and the Reform of the Roman Curia by St. John Paul II, Pope”, (2013).

J.C.L. Degree, The Catholic University of America, (2014-2016) Washington DC and Pázmány Péter Catholic University, (2016-2017) Budapest, Hungary 

J.C.D. Degree, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, (2016-2020), Budapest, Hungary 

Dissertation title: “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”, (2020).


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Bio

Father Goran Jovicic is a Roman Catholic priest from Diocese of Subotica, the Autonomous Province Vojvodina in Northern Serbia, formerly part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. He has a Doctor of Theology (a major in Canon Law and a minor in Dogmatic Theology). Before joining the faculty at STPSU in 2019, he was teaching at the School of the Catholic Theology, University of Erfurt and School of Theology in Würzburg/Erfurt, in Germany. 

In 2017 Fr. Jovicic earned a licentiate (JCL) in Canon Law and on June 23, 2020 he completed successfully his JCD degree at the Catholic University in Budapest under dissertation mentorship of Prof. Schanda Balázs, Professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and Judge at the Hungarian Constitutional Court.

His main fields of research are Canon Law, Dogmatic Theology (especially Ecclesiology, Sacraments, Ecumenism), International Law, Diplomacy of the Holy See, Roman Curia, State-Church Relations, and Prevention of Child Abuse.

Fr. Jovicic is teaching Ecclesiology, Catholic Doctrine, Sacramental Theology II: Holy Eucharist and Sacramental Theology I: Introduction as well some of those courses for the Deacon Formation of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Conference/Workshop Presentations

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)

Theological and Canon Law Conference, „Katholische Fakultäten zwischen Autonomie derUniversität und kirchlicher Bindung“, School of Philosophy and Theology, Heiligenkreuz,Austria, 24./25. Okt. 2011

Conference Presentation: The Sacramental Seal of Confession and Mandatory Reporting Legislation, at the 9th Conference of Junior Theologians and Doctoral Students, Pécs, Hungary (February, 9-11, 2018)

Conference Presentation, History of the Sacramental Seal of Confession, Durham University, 10th Anniversary of the Catholic Studies, Durham, UK, (April 17-20, 2018)


Selected Publications

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.

Goran, Jovicic, Das päpstliche Gesandtschaftswesen während des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils, in: Folia Theologica et Canonica, Budapest, 2017, S. 103-121

Goran Jovicic, The Sacramental Seal of Confession and Mandatory Reporting Legislation to the Civil Authorities, Volume of the 8th Conference of Junior Theologians and Doctoral Students Resumes, DOSZ, Pécs, 2018.