Ed Hogan

Dr. Edward Hogan

Academic Dean
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Office 174
314-792-6157
hogan@kenrick.edu

Education

University of Scranton
Dates: B.S., 1992

Psychology & Philosophy

Boston College
Dates: Ph.D., 2001

Systematic Theology

Dissertation: Whether Theology is a Science?  John Polkinghorne, F.R.S. and Bernard Lonergan, S.J., on whether theology is an empirical discipline.

Experience

Archdiocese of Saint Louis
Dates: 2010-present

 

 Academic Dean

 Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2017-present.

 

Interim Academic Dean

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2016.

 

Feature Writer:  Theology 101

Catholic St. Louis Magazine, 2012-2015.

 

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Kenrick Glennon Seminary, 2010-present.

 

Director

Pontifical Paul VI Institute for Catechetical and Pastoral Studies, 2010-2017.

 

Manager of Imprimaturs

Archdiocese of Saint Louis 2011-2014, 2015-present.

 

Courses Taught:

Anthropology, Sin and Grace (Theology II)

Catechism I (Pre-Theology I)

Catechism II&III (Pre-Theology I)

Christology & Soteriology (Theology I)

Creation & Eschatology (Creation Section – Theology IV)

Marriage & Holy Orders (Marriage Section – Theology III)

Sacrament of Marriage (Theology III)

Science and Theology: In Dialogue for the New Evangelization (Theology elective)

Theology of John Henry Newman (Elective)

Triune God & World Religions (Theology IV)

 

Diocese of Saginaw
Dates: 2006-2010

 

Director, Center for Ministry & Department of Formation

Diocesan Theologian

Director of Deacon Formation 

Feature Writer: Theology 101, FAITH Saginaw magazine

 Instructor, Lay Ministry Program:
         Christology
         Apologetics
         Introduction to Lay Ministry

 

 

Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Dates: 2009-2010

Adjunct Faculty

 Courses Taught:

     Trinitarian and Christological Foundations of Christian Faith (ST 650)

      Human Person and Grace (ST 5351)

The Institute for Priestly Formation
Dates: 2002-2006

Instructor:

      Christian Prayer and Virtue (IPF 501)

Creighton University
Dates: 1998-2000

Adjunct Instructor (Assistant Professor) / Lecturer (Adjunct Professor)

          Christianity in Context (THL 100)

          Catholicism: Creed and Question (THL 325)

          Defending the Christian Faith (THL 326)

          Jesus Christ and the Salvation of the World (THL 330)

 

Publications

Publications

Scholarly Articles

  • “Pope Francis’ Discipleship Roadmap.”  The Josephinum Diaconal Review. Spring, 2017.
  • “Measuring Growth in Human and Spiritual Formation.”  Christ as the Foundation of Seminary Formation.  James Keating, ed.  IPF Publications, 2016.
  • “Assessing a Program of Spiritual Formation Using Pre and Post Self-Report Measures.”  Theological Education (48:1), Fall, 2013. Pp. 25-34. (Journal of the Association of Theological Schools)
  • “Is Theology Accommodated to the Transcendence of God?  Bernard Lonergan and John Polkinghorne on the Scientific Status of Christian Theology.”  Zygon, vol. 44, no. 3, (September, 2009): pp. 559-583.
  • “In the Image and Likeness of God: The Trinity, Marriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood.”  Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium on the Spirituality and Identity of the Diocesan Priest.  Co-Sponsored by The Institute for Priestly Formation and Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary.  March, 2003.
  • "Coming Home after Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and Identity."  Review article. Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 1, 2000.
  • "Some Outcomes and Lessons from a Cross-Sectional Evaluation of Psychology Undergraduates."  With John C. Norcross and Dina M. Gerrity.  Teaching of Psychology 20 (1996): 93-96.

Popular Articles

  • “Leaning into the Thin Places.” Liturgy Notes. (Quarterly Publication of the Office of Sacred Worship, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.) May, 2020.
  • “Sealing the Door – the Year of Mercy.”  Virtual Vestibule: The Blog of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. September 8, 2015.
  • “Avoiding the Separation of Soul and Body.”  St. Louis Review, May 4-10, 2015.
  • “Acquiring the Feelings and Desires of Jesus.”  The Great Commission: Vol. 1, Issue 3. (July, 2014.)  (Evangelization Newsletter, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.)
  • “How Many Oats Have You Tried To Feed Him?”  In Seminary Theology III: Seminary Formation and Psychology.  James Keating, ed. October, 2013.  IPF Publications. 

Catholic Saint Louis Magazine – Theology 101 Articles.

  • October/November 2015: Loving as is, wanting better – God the Father: Perfect.  Jesus, the Son: perfection incarnate. And the Holy Spirit: the power to be perfected in Jesus.
  • August/September 2015: Envisioning God – Seeing God through the lens of the Trinity calls us to communion
  • June/July 2015: How the Trinity Makes a Difference – The Trinity has a profound effect on making our prayer lives more personal
  • April/May 2015: Saying ‘Yes’ to the Holy Spirit – The revelation of the Holy Spirit challenges us to be more than just ‘nice people’
  • February/March 2015: Red-letter theology? – We can learn as much from Jesus’ actions as from His words
  • December/January 2014-15: We know God gradually – If the Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith why didn’t God reveal that to the Israelites right away?  (First in a Series on the Trinity)
  • November/December 2014: What the family rut leaves in its wake – Notice and pray about how we relate to one another as family members
  • September/October 2014: Dr. Seuss…and the proclamation of the Gospel? – The Words of Scripture were written so that they might come alive in our lives
  • July/August 2014: Yes, God talks to people – But you need to listen to hear him
  • May/June 2014: The words matter – Just as children need to hear ‘I love you’ from their parents, we need to hear those words from God
  • March/April 2014: The law of apology – True forgiveness starts with a true apology
  • January/February 2014: Catch a wave – Body surfing toward God’s will?
  • November/December 2013: Tolerance as a form of cowardice – Jesus’ example: Loving people and drawing lines
  • September/October 2013: Into the hands of God – As a gift to us, all that we have is not ours
  • July/August 2013: Seize the (catechetical) moment – Parents can engage children in faith in the midst of our culture
  • May/June 2013: The Generous Single Life – Making a gift of self that is life-giving to others
  • March/April 2013: Generosity – Seek out your God-given name
  • January/February 2013: Marriage – St. Paul had it right
  • November/December 2012: Humility – Don’t confuse humility and ingratitude
  • September/October 2012: Valor – Movie Heroes: That’s worth dying for
  • July/August 2012: Diligence – Cold Diligence: What a backyard skating rink taught me about faith
  • May/June, 2012: Chastity – A chaste reflection of the classic Orchard Syndrome
  • March/April, 2012: Charity – Here’s a concept of charity you may have missed
  • January/February, 2012: Courage - Having the Courage to Evangelize
  • “Weighing the Issues, Preparing to Vote.”  Editorial.  Saint Louis Review.  October 22-28, 2012.
  • “Get in the Know: A Q&A on the HHS Mandate.” Catholic Saint Louis Magazine March/April, 2012.
  • “Get in the Know: A Q&A on the HHS Mandate.”  The Saint Louis Review.  February 22, 2012.
  • “The New Roman Missal.”  Editorial for The St. Louis Review.  October 19, 2011.
  • “Fruitfulness of Marriage and the Priesthood.”  The Herald (Kenrick-Glennon Seminary). October, 2011.

FAITH Saginaw Magazine – Theology 101 Articles

  • Fall, 2010:  Do the details really matter?  More experiments in the science of faithology.
  • Summer, 2010: What do you believe?  Two experiments in the science of faithology.
  • Spring, 2010:  Marriage and Family – the challenge of keeping Christ at the center of this vocation.
  • Winter, 2010: Reality check – it’s more than bread and wine, it’s radically changed.
  • Fall, 2009: If we are the body … Dr. Ed breaks down the Church’s hierarchy. 
  • Summer, 2009: If we are the body … Dr. Ed breaks down the Church’s hierarchy. 
  • Spring, 2009: Why do we have bishops and a pope? Dr. Ed breaks down the Church’s hierarchy.
  • Winter, 2009: If we are the body … Dr. Ed breaks down the Church’s hierarchy.
  • Fall, 2008: Consider the Religious Life – who has God called you to be?
  • Summer, 2008: Consider Priesthood - who has God called you to be?
  • Spring, 2008: Consider Marriage - who has God called you to be?
  • Winter, 2008: Consider the Permanent Diaconate - who has God called you to be?
  • “Assessment of the Summer Program of Spiritual Formation for Diocesan Seminarians: Pre- and Post-Self Report Measures Indicate Significant Change.”  Karen Kangas Dwyer and Ed Hogan.  Seminary Journal 14:3 (Winter, 2008) : 37-41.
  • “Hypocrisy and Integrity: The Challenge of Authenticity in Liturgical Ministry. (Part 2)”  Ministry and Liturgy 34: 8 (October, 2007)
  • “Hypocrisy and Integrity: The Challenge of Authenticity in Liturgical Ministry. (Part 1)”  Ministry and Liturgy 34: 7 (September, 2007)

Book Chapters

  • “Real Presence.”  Chapter 3 in Spiritual Fathers: A Workbook for Priests and Dads. Omaha, NE: IPF Publications, 2010.
  • “Finding Your Masculinity in Christ.” Chapter 4 in Spiritual Fathers: A Workbook for Priests and Dads. Omaha, NE: IPF Publications, 2010.

Book Reviews

  • Science and Religion: Beyond Warfare and Toward Understanding.  By Joshua M. Moritz. Theological Studies. 78(2). June 2017. Pp. 535-536.
  • “Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters.”  Anglican Theological Review, 86:3. (2004)
  • “Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil.”  Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 4, 2002.
  • “Psychological Issues in Biblical Lore.”  (With Brad Alford, University of Scranton, Psychology Department).  Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly.  15 (4), 2001
  • "Christianity and the Nature of Science."  Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 1, 1999.

Presentations

Presentations
  • “The COVID-19 shutdown? That’s when I learned to (fill in the blank).” Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, “Catholicism Uncorked” series. May 8, 2020. (Via SMMA Livestream.)

  • “Chiaroscuro: The Interplay of Light and Darkness.” Community of Transcendent Men. St. Joseph, Imperial. April 28, 2020. (Via Zoom.)

  • “Chiaroscuro: The Interplay of Light and Darkness.” FIAT Women’s Spirituality Series. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. April 16, 2020. (Livestream.)

  • “Celibacy.” Presentation to the Deacon Formation Program (3rd year), Archdiocese of Saint Louis. March 7, 2020.

  • “Faith and Science.” Thirsty for Theology program. St. Clare of Assisi parish, Ellisville. March 5, 2020.

  • “LGBTQIA … What do I say? Some questions, some answers, some conversation.” Monthly Dose of Grace program, St. Joseph Parish, Cottleville. February 23, 2020.

  • “Relativism.” A course for the Deacon Formation Program (Aspirants). Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  January 6 - 27, 2020. (6 sessions)

  • “Helping Different Audiences Grow.” Pastoral Institute: Evangelization and Discipleship course for pastors. Archdiocese of St. Louis. Recorded January 13, 2020.

  • “The Trinity.”  Presentation to the Lay Formation Program, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  January 11, 2020.

  • “Do the Details (of the spiritual life) Matter?” Advent Evening of Reflection for Men. Saint Peter Parish, Kirkwood, MO. (Archdiocese of St. Louis.) December 9, 2019.

  • “Amoris Laetitia and Accompaniment.” Fall Assembly Days, Priests of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, MO. The Lodge at Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Camdenton, MO. September 30 – October 1, 2019.

  • “Prayer is a Conversation.” AMDG Parent Spiritual Formation, Saint Louis University High School. August 29, 2019.

  • “No Salvation Outside the Church – Do We Really Believe That?” Theology on Tap, Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Schlafly Tap Room. August 13, 2019.

  • “All the Highs and the Lows: On Not Finding the Right Balance in Our Relationship with Jesus.” Nazareth Night for Young Adults. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. April 5, 2019.

  • “Speaking the Truth Falsely: Five Components of our Duty to the 8th Commandment.” St. Clement of Rome Catechists. March 20, 2019.

  • “Creation and Evolution.” Presentation to Berea Christian Academy (students and parents). January 14, 2019.

  • “Accompaniment: A Discipleship Roadmap.” All day workshop for the Lay Formation Program, Year III. January 5, 2019.

  • “Theology of Suffering: Theory and Practice.” Discipulus Institute Class, Office of Young Adults, Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Monday Evenings, October 1 – 29, 2018.

  • “Accompaniment: What, exactly, does that mean?”  Missouri Bishops and Majors Superior of Religious Congregations. Cardinal Rigali Center, Archdiocese of St. Louis. October 15, 2018.

  • “LGBTQIA: What’s a Catholic to Say?” Missouri Catholic Conference, Annual Assembly. Helias High School, Jefferson City, MO. October 6, 2018.

  • “What is Suffering For?” Theology on Tap, Archdiocese of St. Louis. Kirkwood Brewing Co. September 11, 2018.

  • “Speaking the Truth Falsely: Five Components of our Duty to the 8th Commandment.” FIAT Women’s Group, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. July 19, 2018.

  • “The Victory of the Cross & The Discipline of Joy.” Lenten Reflection for the Priests of the St. Charles Deanery. March 13, 2019.

  • “Lectio Divina.” Spirituality Day for Liturgical Ministers, Archdiocese of St. Louis. St. Monica Parish. March 3, 2018.

  • “Family Structure and Service.” Saint John Paul II Prep Speaker Series. February 15, 2018.

  • “Creation and Evolution.” Presentation to Berea Christian Academy (students and parents). February 12, 2018.

  • “Transgender Issues – What is a Catholic Educator to Say?”  Professional Day for Educational and Catechetical Leaders, Archdiocese of Saint Louis. February 8, 2018. Moderator and Presenter. (Panel: Dr. Paul Hruz – Medical Issues; Dr. Marysia Weber – Psychiatric Issues; Dr. John Finley – Philosophical Foundations; Dr. Ed Hogan – Pastoral Template; Mr. Tom Buckley – Legal Issues.)

  • “Relativism.” A course for the Deacon Formation Program (Aspirants). Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  January 8 - 29, 2018. (6 sessions)

  • “Relativism.” Presentation to the Lay Formation Program, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  January 6, 2018.

  • “Transgender Issues: What’s a Teacher to Say?”  Religious Education Institute, Archdiocese of Saint Louis (Office of Education).  Saint Louis University.  August 8, 2017.

  • BACON (Breakfast and Catholicism Now) talk.  St. Anselm Men’s Group.  St. Anselm Parish Center.  August 3, 2017.

  • “Virtue Based Restorative Discipline: A Theological Introduction.”  VBRD Summer Institute.  Cardinal Rigali Center.  June 13, 2017.

  • “Seeing the Word: Visio Divina with the Saint John’s Bible (The Transfiguration).”  Part of a weekly series for the Curia of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  Cardinal Rigali Center.  April 12, 2017.

  • “Amoris Laetitia: A Discipleship Roadmap.”  Day of Reflection for Cohort I of the Lay Formation Program.  Cardinal Rigali Center, Archdiocese of St. Louis.  March 18, 2017.

  • “Deepen Your Spiritual Gravity.”  Conference for Saint Gerard Majella Faculty Day of Recollection. White House Retreat Center, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  March 6, 2017.

  • “The Trinity.”  Presentation to the Lay Formation Program, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  January 7, 2017.

  • “The Catechetical Implications of Amoris Laetitia.” Professional Day for Educational and Catechetical Leaders, Archdiocese of St. Louis.  November 3, 2016.

  • “Voter Education Teach-In.”  (For Catholic high school students.)  Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Commission and the Northeast County Deanery.  Archdiocese of St Louis.  October 20, 2016.

  • “Configured to Christ the Man & Shepherd: Measuring Human & Pastoral Formation?”  National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD) National Conference.  Boston, MA.  October 5, 2016.

  • “Forming Parishioners’ Consciences for an Election.”  Priest Enrichment Day, Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Cardinal Rigali Center.  September 23, 2016. 

  • “Forming Parishioners’ Consciences for an Election.”  Formation Conference, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  September 20, 2016. 

  • “Mercy in Motion: Understanding ‘Accompaniment’ in Pope Francis’ The Joy of Love.”  Religious Education Institute, Archdiocese of St. Louis.  August 8, 2016.

  • “End of Life Issues.”  Respect Life Apostolate: Summer Interns.  June 21, 2016.

  • “Amoris Laetitia: Implications for Catholic Communicators.”  Catholic Media Conference, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.  Ballpark Hilton, St. Louis, MO.  June 3, 2016.

  • “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord: Opening Your Spiritual Senses in Prayer.”  FIAT Women’s Group.  Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  April 21, 2016.

  • “End of Life Issues.”  Saint James Parish, Potosi MO.  April 16, 2016.

  • “Celibacy.”  Diaconate Formation Community, Ordination Class of 2018.  Cardinal Rigali Center, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  March 12, 2016.

  • “Mercy, and Studying Mercy.”  Saint Catherine Laboure parish, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  February 17 & 24, 2016.

  • “Catholic Social Teaching.”  Theology on Tap.  Sacred Heart Parish, Florissant.  Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  Hendel’s Market.  February 16, 2016.

  • “Death Penalty: Sic et Non.”  Theology on Tap.  Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  Kirkwood Station Brewing.  January 12, 2016.

  • “Satis – an approach to budgets.”  For the Student Life Association, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  November 20, 2015.

  • “Relativism.”  Permanent Deacon Formation, Aspirant Class (Class of 2020.)  November 11 (7-9pm) and 14 (9am-3pm), 2015.  Cardinal Rigali Center and St. Mary Magdalen Church.

  • “The Priest as Bridge of Mercy.”  Priest Study Day, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 30, 2015.  Rose of the Hill. 

  • “Physician Assisted Suicide: Why Not?”  Workshop for the 39th Annual Respect Life Convention, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 25, 2015.  St. Charles Convention Center, Saint Charles MO.

  • Human Formation Conference: “Blessed are you among Women – Working with Women in the Parish.”  October 6, 2015.  Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

  • “Living the Christian Witness Statement in Light of the Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage.”  Visitation Academy Faculty and Staff.  August 17, 2015.
  • “Good News!  The Family and the 2015 Vatican Synod on the Family”  Religious Education Institute, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  (with Deacon Jim Russell)  August 10, 2015.

  • “Laudato si’: A presentation on the Pope’s latest encyclical.”  The St. Thomas More Legal Society, Archdiocese of Saint Louis chapter.  August 7, 2015.

  • “World Religions.” A 5-Week course for Young Adults as part of the Discipulus Institute, sponsored by the Office of Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  August 5 – September 2, 2015.

  • “End of Life Issues: Practical Decisions, Spiritual and Ethical Principles.”  Summer Interns of the Respect Life Apostolate, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  July 2, 2015.

  • “Christ the Model Teacher.”  As part of PHL 722 (Catholic Education: Ends, Principles and Methods) at the Augustine Institute (Denver, CO).  June 26, 2015.

  • “Catholic Social Teaching.”  Inaugural Meeting of the Peace and Justice Commission, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  June 4, 2015.

  • “World Religions.”  Stewardship Office, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  April 8 & June 2, 2015.

  • “Simplicity of Life.”  Formation Conference, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  March 24, 2015.

  • “To Have and To Hold: A Conversation on Marriage Today.”  Queen of All Saints  Parish, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  March 18, 2015.

  • “Relativism.”  Presentation to the Lay Formation Program, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  March 7, 2015.

  • “Measuring Growth in Human/Spiritual Formation.”  Christ the Foundation and Center: The Integration of Human and Spiritual Formation. (A Symposium sponsored by the Institute for Priestly Formation and St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver.)  February 21, 2015.

  • “A Revolution of Tenderness: Mercy and Truth in the Family and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”  Address to the Missouri Bishops and Major Superiors of Religious Congregations.  November 3, 2014.

  • “Families Fighting Relativism – Pope Francis Style.”  Keynote Address, Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly, 2014. (Marriage and Family at the Crossroads.)  Capitol Building, Jefferson City.  October 4, 2014.

  • “Peace is Born of Humility.”  Daughters of Saint Francis De Sales, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  September 24, 2014.

  • “It’s All Relative: Combating Relativism with Mercy.”  Theology on Tap, sponsored by the Office of Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  August 12, 2014.

  • “Apologizing and Forgiving: How Relativism Prevents Both.”  Religious Education Institute, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  August 11, 2014.

  • “Lumen Fidei: Mercy, Evangelization and Victory in the Light of Faith.” Catholic Committee for Scouting, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  April 27, 2014.

  • “Partakers of the Divine Nature.” (Reflections on Archbishop Carlson’s recent pastoral letter.) Lenten Workshop. St. Martin of Tours Parish. March 13, 2014.

  • “Celibacy and Mariage.” Workshop for Permanent Deacon Formation Program, Archdiocese of Saint Louis. March 8, 2014.

  • “Relativism: It’s all good … Or is it?” Parent Network of Catholic High Schools.  October 9, 2013.

  • “Talking to People/Students about Gay Marriage"

  • PSR Catechist Day, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 12, 2013.

  • Serra Club,  Saint Louis.  August 28, 2013.

  •  Religious Education Institute, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  August 12, 2013.

  • “God’s Plan for Marriage.  (Same-Sex Marriage: Thinking It Through.)”

     Sacred Heart, Florissant.  June 20, 2013.
     St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Saint Louis.  June 18, 2013.
     St. Francis Borgia High School, Washington.  June 17, 2013.
     Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve.  June 13, 2013.
     St. Joseph, Imperial.  June 11, 2013.
     Chaminade High School, Saint Louis.  June 10, 2013.
     Immaculate Conception, Dardenne Prairie.  June 6, 2013.
     St. Joan of Arc, Saint Louis.  June 4, 2013.
    Curia, Archdiocese of St. Louis.  May 17, 2013.
    St. Mary Magdalen, Brentwood.  May 15, 2013.

  • “Jesus … and encounter with Jesus.”  Presentation to St. Richard, Creve Coeur.  May 20, 2013.

  • “Catholicism 101.”  Presentation to Saint Patrick, Wentzville.  March 4, 2013.

  • “Liturgical Ministry: Gift and Task.”  Presentation to the Liturgical Ministers, Epiphany Parish, St. Louis.  February 4, 2013.

  • “The Danger of Relativism, and the Goal of Catholic Education.”  Presentation to the Faculty of St. Louis Priory School.  January 31, 2013.

  • “What do Our Daughters Need From Us?”  Dads of Girls in the Fashioned for Eternity Program, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.  January 19, 2013.

  • “The Danger of Relativism.”  Presentation to the Board, Parent Network of Catholic High Schools.  January 11, 2013.

  • “Weighing the Issues, Preparing to Vote.” 

    Saint Louis University High School, Pro-Life Club.  November 2, 2012.
    Respect Life Convention.  Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 28, 2012.
    Catholic Student group at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy. October 18, 2012.
    Lindell Study Center (Opus Dei).  October 14, 2012.

  • “Are You Alive in Christ?”  Presentation to the Inaugural Young Adult Conference.  Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 27, 2012.

  • “The Informed Catholic’s Guide to the Issues: How do you Weigh Them All?”  Presentation for the “Brown Bag Catholicism” series, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 22, 2012.

  • “A Prophetic Word: Humanae Vitae and the HHS Mandate.”  Presentation for the Humanae Vitae Association.  Held at Ascension Parish (Chesterfield), October 17, 2012.

  • “The Morality of Tax Policy.”  Presentation for Venture Scout group, Ascension Parish (Chesterfield).  October 13, 2012.

  • “The Council, the Catechism, and You.”  Presentation for the Curia of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis (to introduce the Year of Faith).  October 12, 2012.

  • “Catholic Values and Voting.”  Annual Deacon Day, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  October 7, 2012.

  • “The Responsibilities of Catholic Young Adults in an Election.”  Crossroads Young Adult Group, St. Charles MO.  October 2, 2012.

  • “God Does Everything for a Reason, Right?  An Introduction to the Theology of Suffering.”  Archdiocese of Saint Louis Curia ‘Brown Bag Catholicism’ Series.  September 14 & 17, 2012.

  • “How Many Oats Have You Tried to Feed Him?”  Institute for Priestly Formation: Seminar for Seminary Theologians.  September 8-9, 2012.  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • “Can Catholics Disagree with Church Teaching?”  (The 4 Levels of Church Teaching, the Response Catholics owe to each, and what does it have to do with ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’?)  Archdiocese of Saint Louis Religious Education Institute.  August 13, 2012.

  • “Three Threshold Issues: Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty.”  (Moderator & Presenter on marriage.)  Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (Saint Louis).  August 8, 2012.

  • “Affordable Care Act – Pro & Con.”  Panelist.  Ascension Parish (Saint Louis).  July 15, 2012.

  • “The HHS Mandate, Catholic Values and Voting – What Every Catholic Needs to Know.” 

    St. Martin of Tours (Saint Louis).  September 15, 2012.
    St. Mary Magdalen (Saint Louis).  June 26, 2012.
    “The Spiral of Silence.” Moderator. St. Norbert (Florissant).  October 25, 2012.
    Incarnate Word (Chesterfield). October 22, 2012.
    Saint Clare of Assisi (Saint Louis).  August 20, 2012.
    Saint Catherine Laboure (Saint Louis).  July 24, 2012
    Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (Saint Louis).  June 21, 2012.

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    “The HHS Mandate.”  Catholic Women for Christ Conference, Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  March 31, 2012.

  • HHS Mandate for the Curia of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  Moderator for two sessions. (February 8, 2012 & March 13, 2012)

  • Video Series for Archdiocese of Saint Louis Website (2011-2012):

    Is Scripture Inerrant?
    Why do we fast?
    Advent: The Coming of the Lord

  • “Go deep or go home: On the Necessity of Ongoing Formation.”  St. Bernadette Young Adults group.  September 22, 2011.

  • “Go deep or go home: On the Necessity of Ongoing Formation.”  Catholic Youth Apostolate Core Team Training.  September 10, 2011.

  • “Marriage and Celibacy: Complementary Calls to Holiness.” (With Jennifer M. Hogan) Address to Seminarians at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe PA. October 10, 2009.

  • “Hypocrisy and Integrity: The Challenge of Authenticity in Liturgical Ministry.”  Address at the 21st Annual Liturgy Conference of the Diocese of Saginaw: “The Transformative Power of the Liturgy.”  February 10, 2007.

  • “In the Image and Likeness of God: The Trinity, Marriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood.”  (With Jennifer M. Hogan.)  Invited Address at the Third Annual Symposium on the Spirituality and Identity of the Diocesan Priest (“Spiritual Fatherhood: Living Christ’s Own Revelation of the Father”.  Co-Sponsored by The Institute for Priestly Formation and Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary.  March, 2003.

  • “Prayer and Discernment in Marriage” and “Hospitality, the Trinity, and Family Life.”  (With Jennifer M. Hogan.)  Invited addresses at the Journey to Holiness conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD.  Aug. 10-12, 2001.

  • "The Trinity and Catholic Identity: Some Notes on Religious Diversity, Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the Catholic University."  The International Meeting of the American Maritain Association, Oct. 19-22, 2000 at the University of Notre Dame.

  • "Psychology and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions."  An invited workshop at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, March 1, 1997.

  • "Copernicus and the Boundaries of the Copernican Revolution."  Presented at the Conference "Copernicus Outside the Boundaries" at Boston College, Nov. 22-23, 1996.

  • "Psychological and Theological Perspectives on Free Will."  An invited workshop at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Feb. 25, 1995.

     

Awards & Recognition

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dates: 2017

Science for Seminaries Project Leader. $75,000 grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the integration of science into the core curriculum at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (2018-19).

Re-Engaging Science in Seminary Formation.  $4K Renewal Grant (2017).

Science in Seminaries Grant
Dates: 2015

Re-Engaging Science in Seminary Formation.  $10K Grant. (Funded by the John Templeton Foundation.  Administered through the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University.)

Catholic Press Association Awards

 2014: 3rd Place, Best Spirituality Series (Catholic Saint Louis magazine, Theology 101 column)

U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Teacher Recognition Award, 2008

Teacher Recognition Award, 2003