Cessario, Romanus O.P.


Romanus Cessario


Date of Birth: April 1, 1944

Ordination: May 27, 1971


B.A. (1967) and M.A. (1968), St. Stephen's College, Dover MA

S.T.B. (1970) S.T.L. (1972), Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
S.T.D. (1980) Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)

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Present positions:

  • Professor of Systematic Theology, St. John's Seminary School of Theology
  • Associate Editor, The Thomist, 1988-
  • Visiting Professor, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (American campus), Washington DC (Australian campus), Melbourne.
  • Editor, Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology Series, Fordham University Press, 1993-
    General Editor, Catholic Moral Thought Series, CUA Press, 2001-
  • Rédacteur, Pierre d'Angle, 1994-
  • Senior editor, Magnificat, 1998-


  • Providence College, Providence RI, Instructor, Department of Religious Studies, 1972-1976
  • Administrative Assistant to the President, Providence College, Providence RI 1974-1976
  • Priest-in-Charge, English-speaking Roman Catholic Community, Bern, Switzerland (1976-1979)
  • Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, (Dominican House of Studies), Washington DC, Vice-President and Dean, 1980-1987
  • Visiting Professor, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), 1989-1990
  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies), Washington DC (1980-1995)
  • Chairman of the Theological Faculty, Pastoral Provision (1997-2006)

Memberships and Offices in Learned and Professional Organizations:

  • Academy of Catholic Theology (2007-date); Member of the Board, (2007-2011)
  • Socio Ordinario, Pontificia Accademia San Tommaso d'Aquino (1999-date)
  • Advisory Board, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (1999-date)
  • Ramsey Colloquium, Religion and Public Life Institute (1998-date)
  • Society of Christian Ethics (1994-date)
  • American Maritain Association (1992-date)
  • The International Boethius Society (Charter member, 1991-date)
  • Medieval Academy of America (1988-date)
  • Catholic Theological Society of America (1980-date)
  • Executive Committee, Catholic Theological Alliance, Steubenville, OH (1986-1992)
  • East Coast Conference of Seminary Deans (1980-1987); Chair (1986)
  • Provincial Council, Dominican Fathers, Province of St. Joseph (1980-1984)
  • Board of Trustees, Dominican House of Studies (1980-1984)



  1. Christian Satisfaction in Aquinas (Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1982)[Reviews: New Blackfriars 64 (1983); Ciencia Tomista 111 (1984); Divus Thomas n.1-2 (1984); Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie 104 (1982); Scripta Theologica 18 (1986); Rassegna di Letteratura Tomistica 18 (1982); The Thomist 51 (1987)].
  2. The Godly Image: Christ and Salvation in Catholic Thought from Anselm to Aquinas, Studies in Historical Theology VI (Petersham, MA: St Bede's Publications, 1990).[Reviews: Nova et Vetera 65 (1990); Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 67 (1991); Theological Studies 53 (1992); Nouvelle Revue Théologique 8 (1992); Tijdschrift voor Theologie 32 (1992); Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 40 (1993); Revue des Sciences Philosophiques et Théologiques 77 (1993); The Thomist 58 (1994)].
  3. Meeting Christ in the Sacraments by Colman E. O'Neill, O.P. and revised by Romanus Cessario , O.P. (New York: Alba House, 1991).
  4. The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics (Notre Dame/London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991).[Reviews: Studium 31 (1991); The Priest Oct. 1991; America 18 Apr. 1992; New Blackfriars 73 (1992); The Thomist 56 (1992); Revue Thomiste 92 (1992); Theological Studies 53 (1992); Homiletic & Pastoral Review Feb. 1992; Salesianum 54 (1992); Horizons 19 (1993); Theology Digest 39 (1992); The Journal of Religion 73 (1993); Crisis Feb. 1993; Modern Theology 9 (1993); Tijdschrift voor Theologie 33 (1993); New Oxford Review Dec. 1993].
  5. Le Virtù. Volume 19 of Manuali di Teologia Cattolica (AMATECA), Sezione sesta: La persona umana (Milan: Editoriale Jaca Book, 1994). Spanish translation: Las virtudes (Valencia: Edicep, 1998) Croatian edition: Kreposti. (Zagreb: Kršćanska sadašnjost, 2007). English translation: The Virtues, or the Examined Life (New York, Continuum, 2002);[Reviews: The Thomist 67 (2003) 143-147 (M. Levering); Theology Digest 50 (2003); First Things November 2003; Theological Book Review 15 (2003); Josephinum Journal of Theology 11 (2004); Theological Studies 65 (2004); Nova et Vetera (Eng. ed.) 2 (2004)]
  6. Perpetual Angelus. As the Saints Pray the Rosary (New York: Alba House, 1995)[Reviews: The National Catholic Register 71 (1995); The Priest 51 (1995); The Homiletic & Pastoral Review 96 (1995); The Catholic Faith 2 (1996); Miles Immaculatae 32 (1996)].
  7. Christian Faith and the Theological Life (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996).[Reviews: Crisis Apr. 1997; National Catholic Register 73 (1997); The Dunwoodie Review 20 (1997); Homiletic & Pastoral Review July 1997; First Things Aug.-Sept. 1997; FCS Quarterly Summer 1997; Revue Thomiste 97 (1997); L'Osservatore Romano (No. 39 English Weekly Edition) 24 September 1997; New Oxford Review Nov. 1997; The Thomist 62 (1998); Studia Moralia 35 (1997); Theological Studies 59 (1998); Nouvelle Revue Théologique 14 (1998); Pro Ecclesia 8 (1999); Scripta Theologica 57 (1999)].
  8. A Love That Never Ends. A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. With J.A. DiNoia, B.G. O'Donnell, P.J. Cameron (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 1996).
  9. Jean Capreolus en son temps (1380-1444). (Mémoire Dominicaine, numéro spécial, 1). Edited with Guy Bedouelle and Kevin White. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 1997).[Reviews: Speculum 73 (1998); Medievalia et Humanistica New Series, No. 25 (1998)].
  10. Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology. Studies by Ten Outstanding Scholars. Edited with J. A. DiNoia, O.P. (Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 1999).[Review: The Thomist 65 (2001)]
  11. Le thomisme et les thomistes. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 1999) English Translation: A short history of Thomism, (Washington DC CUA Press, 2005).[Reviews: New Blackfriars 80 (1999); Angelicum 77 (2000); International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (2001); Revue Thomiste 100 (2000); Bulletin, Association Internationale Cardinal Henri de Lubac 3 (2000); The Thomist 65 (2001); Revue Philosophique de Louvain 99 (2001); Studia Monastica 43 (2001); Doctor Angelicus 1 (2001): Nouvelle Revue Théologique 124 (2001)]. English edition: A Short History of Thomism (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2005) [Reviews: Theology Digest 52 (2005); Commonweal 13 January 2006; Christian Scholar's Review 35 (2006); The Modern Schoolman 83 (2005); Journal of Ecclesiastical History 57 (2006); First Things June/July 2006; Christian Scholar's Review Winter 2006; Nova et Vetera (Eng. ed.) 4 (2006); Logos 9.4 (2006); The Catholic Historical Review 93 (2007); The Thomist 72 (2008) 147-154: Alfred J. Freddoso].
  12. John Capreolus (1380-1444): Treatise on the Virtues. Edited and Introduction with Kevin White (Washington , D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 2001).[Reviews: Theology Digest 48 (2001); Choice March 2002; First Things April 2002; Religious Studies Review July 2002; International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (2002); Theological Studies 64 (2003); Bijdragen 64 (2003); Pro Ecclesia 12 (2003); The Heythrop Journal 45 (2004); Revue Thomiste 104 (2004); The Thomist 68 (2004)].
  13. Introduction to Moral Theology (Washington , D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 2001).[Reviews: Nova & Vetera (Engl. Ed.) 1 (2003) 222-224 ( Michael Dauphinais); The Thomist 66 (2002) 629-632 (Thomas Hibbs); Theological Book Review 16 (2004); Indian Journal of Family Studies 1 (2003); Pro Ecclesia 12 (2003); Book Symposium: Comments by John R. Bowlin, Edward T. Oakes SJ, Oliver O'Donovan, and Response by R. Cessario OP, in: Nova & Vetera (Engl. Ed.), 2 (2004) 169-210; Theological Book Review 16 (2004); Australian Catholic Record 83 (2006)].
  14. Boston's cardinal: Bernard Law, the man and his witness. Ed. by R. Cessario. With a biographical introduction by Mary Ann Glendon B(Lanham MD, Lexington Books), 2002[Reviews: The Patriot Ledger ( Quincy , MA ) 18 May 2002 ; First Things June/July 2002]
  15. The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics. Second Edition. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008).
  16. The Seven Last Words of Jesus (Paris/New York: Magnificat, 2009). Chinese edition: (Taiwan: Catholic Window Press, 2010).



  • Theology at Fribourg, in: The Thomist 51 (1987): 325-366.
  • The Meaning of Virtue in Catholic Moral Life: Its Significance for Human Life Issues, in: The Thomist 53 (1989): 173-96.
  • Casuistry and Revisionism: Structural Similarities in Method and Content, in: Humanae Vitae: 20 Anni Dopo. Atti del II Congresso Internazionale di Theologia Morale, Vol. III (Milano: Edizioni Ares, 1990): 385-409.*
  • Christian Satisfaction and Sacramental Reconciliation, in: Communio 16 (1989): 186-196. Reprinted in Rediscovering Aquinas and the Sacraments: Studies in Sacramental Theology, ed. M. Levering and M. Dauphinais (Chicago: HillenbrandBooks, 2009), pp. 65-75.
  • Aquinas on Nature and Grace, in: Catholicism and Secularization in America , ed. David L. Schindler (Notre Dame, IN: Communio Books, 1990): 207-10.
  • La tradition thomiste et l'oeuvre de l'Esprit: les dons d'intelligence et de science, in: Nova et Vetera 65 (1990): 259-267.


  • Christ and Reconciliation, in: Faith & Reason 17 (1991): 15-50.
  • Lacordaire et les États-Unis, in: Lacordaire, son pays, ses amis et la liberté des ordres religieux en France, ed. Guy Bedouelle (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 1991): 333-347.
  • A Thomist Interpretation of Faith: The Gifts of Understanding and Knowledge, in: Novitas et Veritas Vitae. Aux Sources du Renouveau de la Morale Chrétienne. Mélanges offerts au Professeur Servais Pinckaers à l'occasion de son 65e anniversaire, ed. Carlos-Josaphat Pinto de Oliveira (Fribourg: Editions Universitaires, 1991): 67-102.
  • Incarnate Wisdom and the Immediacy of Christ's Salvific Knowledge, in: Problemi teologici alla luce dell'Aquinate (Atti del IX Congresso Tomistico Internazionale). Studi Tomistici 44 (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1991): 334-340.*
  • St. Thomas Aquinas on Satisfaction, Indulgences, and Crusades, in: Medieval Philosophy & Theology 2 (1992): 74-96.*
  • Virtue Theory and the Present Evolution of Thomism, in: The Future of Thomism, eds. Deal W. Hudson and Dennis Wm. Moran (Notre Dame, IN: American Maritain Association, 1992): 291-299.
  • An Observation on Robert Lauder's Review of G.A. McCool, S.J., in: The Thomist 56 (1992): 701-710.
  • Lacordaire and the United States, in: The Catholic Historical Review 78 (1992): 197-206.
  • Boethius, Christ, and the New Order, in: Carmina Philosophiae 1 (1992): 53-64.
  • Is Aquinas's Summa Only About Grace, in: Ordo Sapientiae et Amoris. Hommage au Professeur Jean-Pierre Torrell OP à l'occasion de son 65e anniversaire, ed. Carlos-Josaphat Pinto de Oliveira (Fribourg: Editions Universitaires, 1993): 197-209.
  • Moral sexual christiana dentro de una estructura más amplia', in: AnáMnesis 3 (1993): 5-25.
  • Le Père Garrigou-Lagrange (1877-1964), in: Sources 20 (1994): 206-208.
  • Early Dominican Confessional Practice, in: New Blackfriars 75 (1994): 425-428. [French trans. "Les ‘Premiers Dominicains et la confession', in: Mémoire Dominicaine 5 (1994): 283-286.]
  • The Church, Higher Education, and Global Concerns, in: Josephinum. Journal of Theology 2 (1995): 25-33.*
  • Moral Absolutes in the Civilization of Love, in: The Splendor of Truth and Health Care, Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop for Bishops, Dallas, Texas, ed. Russell E. Smith, (Braintree, MA: The Pope John XXIII Medical-Moral Research and Education Center, 1995): 43-57; reprinted in Crisis 13 (May, 1995): 18-23.
  • Boèce, le Christ et la civilisation européenne, in: Pierre d'Angle 1 (1995): 51-60.
  • Toward Understanding Aquinas' Theological Method: The Early Twelfth-Century Experience, in: Studies in Thomistic Theology, ed. Paul Lockey (Notre Dame, IN: Center for Thomistic Studies, 1995): 17-89.


  • Epieikeia and the Accomplishment of the Just, in: Aquinas and Empowerment: Classical Ethics for Ordinary Lives, ed. G. Simon Harak (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1996): 170-205.
  • The Spirituality of St. Thomas Aquinas, in: Crisis 14 (July/August 1996): 14-16.*
  • Evangelization and Our Present Circumstances: In Praise of Virtue, in: The Church's Mission of Evangelization, ed. William E. May (Steubenville, OH: Franciscan University Press, 1996): 129-152.
  • Éloge des vertus chrétiennes pour un temps de crise, in: Pierre d'Angle 2 (1996): 53-71.
  • Saint Thomas , Durand de Saint-Pourçain et Capreolus: Le Débat sur la foi, in: Jean Capreolus en son temps (1380-1444), ed. Guy Bedouelle, Romanus Cessario, and Kevin White (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 1997): 159-164.
  • Christian Virtue and Public Morality, in: Rivista Teologica di Lugano 2 (1997): 27-42.
  • A nos lecteurs: sur le paradoxe de l'existence chrétienne entre foi et modernité. La foi comme Dieu l'a révélée, in: Pierre d'Angle 3 (1997): 18-26.
  • On Bad Actions, Good Intentions, and Loving God: Three Much-Misunderstood Issues about the Happy Life that St. Thomas Clarifies for Us, in: Logos 1.2 (1997): 100-124.
  • 'Assent and Dissent', 'Atheism', 'Bishop', 'Celibacy, Priestly', 'Deacon', 'Holy Orders', 'Ministry', 'Modernism', 'Priest', and 'Priesthood of Christ', in Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine, ed. Russell Shaw (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 1997).
  • Theological Literacy and Theological Science, in: Boston Theological Institute Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 24 (18 Mar 1998 ): 1-2.
  • More Good News, in: Catholic Dossier 4.2 (March-April 1998): 54-55.
  • The Holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth, Person of Love, in: Catholic International 9 (May 1998): 220-224.
  • 'Tommaso D'Aquino (santo)', 'Garrigou-Lagrange Reginald', in: Dizionario di Mistica, ed. L. Borriello, et al. (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1998).
  • The D.E.S. Motto and the Benedictine Tradition: A Thomistic Connection, in: Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal 43 (1998): 88-90.
  • St. Therese, Seminarians, and the Future, in: Catholic Dossier 4.6 (November-December 1998): 14-16.*
  • John Poinsot: On The Gift of Counsel, in: The Common Things: Essays on Thomism and Education, ed. Daniel McInerny (Mishawaka: American Maritain Association, 1999): 163-178.
  • The Reason for Reason: Fides et Ratio, in: Crisis 17 (January 1999): 16-19.
  • Thomas Aquinas: A Doctor for the Ages, in: First Things (March 1999): 27-32. (Reprinted in The Second One Thousand Years. Ten People Who Defined the Millennium, ed. Richard John Neuhaus (Grand Rapids, MI : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001): 28-39.)*
  • Reply to Professor Gilbert Morris, in: First Things (June/July 1999): 7.
  • Fides et Ratio. Un appel à la vérité et à la réconciliation, in: Pierre d'Angle 5 (1999) 32-38.
  • What the Angels See at Twilight, in: Communio 26 (Fall 1999): 583-594 (French translation: "Ce que les anges voient au crépuscule," Communio 25 (nov.-déc. 2000): 41-51.)
  • Custodia Condicional de la Vida Humana. Un principio moral de Juan Pablo II, in: El Dios y Padre de Nuestro Senor Jesucristo, ed. José Luis Illanes et al., ( Pamplona : Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, 2000): 427-432.
  • Infallible Teaching and the Gift of Divine Truth, in: Catholic Dossier 6.3 (May- June 2000): 5-8.*
  • Un 'salut civil'? Vie et famille dans la doctrine catholique, in: Pierre d'Angle 6 (2000): 185-197.
  • Sacramental Confession and Addictions, in: Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Workshop for Bishops, Dallas, Texas , ed. Edward J. Furton ( Boston , MA : The National Catholic Bioethics Center , 2000): 125-139.
  • 'Schönborn, Christoph', New Catholic Encyclopedia, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtya Years, pp. 406-407.


  • Towards an Adequate Method for Catholic Bioethics, in: The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 1 (2001): 51-62.
  • 'Gilson, Étienne (1884-1978)' in: The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. Trevor A. Hart (Grand Rapids , MI : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001), pp. 227-229.
  • En partant d'une chanson de Gershwin..., in: Pierre d'angle 7 (2001): 41-47.
  • Duplex ordo cognitionis, in: Doctor Communis II, n.s.(2002): 102-109; 141-142.*
  • 'Consequentialism', in: New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., 4:159-160.
  • 'Casuistry', in: New Catholic Encyclopaedia, 2nd ed., 3:219-221.
  • The Theological Virtue of Hope (IIª IIae qq. 17-22), in: S. J. Pope (ed.), The Ethics of Aquinas (Moral Traditions Series: Georgetown University Press, Washington, 2002) 232-243.
  • The Sacramental Mediation of Divine Friendship and Communion, in: Faith & Reason 27 (2002): 7-41.
  • Mary in the Dominican Tradition, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition 1 (2003): 27-42.*
  • Life and Family as Themes of Catholic Social thought, in: Indubitanter ad veritatem. Studies offered to Leo J. Elders SVD in Honor of the golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood, ed. by Jörgen Vijgen, Damon, Budel, 2003, 69-79.*
  • Entendre les Mystères. Musique liturgique et foi théologale, (together with Jonathan Gaspar) in: Pierre d'Angle 9 (2003): 135-150.
  • Cooperation, Veritatis splendor, and the Luminous Mysteries, in Walk as Children of Light: The Challenge of Cooperation in a Pluralistic Society: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Workshop for Bishops, Dallas, Texas, ed. Edward J. Furton (Boston, MA: The National Catholic Bioethics Center, 2003): 47-67.
  • Sex, Lies and Freud, in: Logos. A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 7 (2004) 47-59.
  • Aquinas on Christian Salvation, in: Aquinas on Doctrine, ed. by Th. F. Weinandy e.a., Continuum, New York, 2004, 117-138.
  • Mel Gibson and Thomas Aquinas: How the Passion Works, ZENIT, 9 April 2004 .
  • Conditional Stewardship of Life: A Moral Principle of John Paul II, in: Moral Issues in Catholic Health Care, ed., Kevin T. McMahon (Overbook, PA: Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, 2004), pp. 120-38.
  • Mel Gibson et saint Thomas d'Aquin: Un regard théologique sur La Passion du Christ, in: Pierre d'angle 10 (2004): 185-94.
  • Wie die Passion Christi die Erlösung bewirkt: Mel Gibson und Thomas von Aquin, in: Una Voce Korrespondenz 34 (2004) 131-138.
  • The Light of Tabor: Christian Personalism and Adoptive Sonship, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition 2 (2004) 237-248. *
  • Why Aquinas locates natural law within the Sacra Doctrina, in: John Goyette, Mark S. Latkovic and Richard S. Myers (eds.) St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition. Contemporary perspectives (CUA Press, Washington, 2004) 79-93.
  • Walk According to the Light. An Illustration from North America , in: Camminare nella Luce. Prospettive della teologia morale a partire da ‘Veritatis splendor', ed., Livio Melina and José Noriega (Rome : Lateran University Press, 2004), pp. 401-407.*
  • Cardinal Cajetan and His Criticis (Book Symposium on 'Culture and the Thomist Tradition' by T. Rowland), in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition 3 (2005) 109-118.*
  • Mel Gibson's Movie & Thomas Aquinas's Modes: How the Passion of the Christ Works, in: Saint Austin Review 4 (2004): 27-32. [Dutch translation: "Mel Gibson en Thomas van Aquino over de Passie van Christus" in Doctor Humanitatis, vol. 1, De actualiteit van Sint-Thomas van Aquino, ed. Jörgen Vijgen (Hoofddorp: Uitgeverij Boekenplan, 2005).] "Mel Gibson's ‘Passion' & Aquinas's Five Modes: How the Passion of Christ Works," The Premier International Fan Website, Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Available from http://www.passion-movie.com/promote/cessario.html]
  • Capreolus on Faith and the Theologal Life, in: J. R. Ginther; C. N. Still (eds.), Essays in Medieval Theology and Philosophy in Memory of Walter H. Principe: Fortresses and Launching Pads (Ashgate, Aldershot - Burlington, 2005) 135-141
  • Duplex Ordo Cognitionis, in: Reason and the Reasons of Faith, eds., Paul J. Griffiths and Reinhard Hütter (New York : T&T Clark, 2005), pp. 327-338.
  • Worthy of the Temple: Liturgical Music and Theologal Faith, with Jonathan Gaspar, Nova et Vetera, English Edition 3 (2005): 673-688.
  • Catholic Hospitals in the New Evangelization, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (2005): 675-686.*


  • "Circa res ... aliquid fit" (Summa Theologiae II-II, q. 85, q. 3, ad 3): Aquinas on New Law Sacrifice. Nova et Vetera (Naples [Florida]) 4 (2006) 295-312.*
  • Person and Being: Theological and Psychological Considerations. Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis (ed.), «Essere e persona. Atti della IV Sessione Plenaria, 25-27 giugno 2004. Being and Person. Proceedings of the IV Plenary Session, 25-27 June 2004». Doctor Communis/1-2 (2006) 75-84.
  • The Sacred, Religion, and Morality, Doctor Communis VII, n.s., Atti della V Sessione Plenaria, 24-26 Giugno 2005 (Vatican City, 2006): 173-186.
  • "Johannes Capreolus" in Thomistenlexikon, eds. David Berger & Jörgen Vijgen ( Bonn : Nova & Vetera Verlag, 2006), pp. 302-311.
  • The Sacred, Religion, and Morality, Logos 9.4 (2006): 16-32.
  • Catholic Considerations on Palliative Care, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 6 (2006): 639-650.
  • Moral Theology on Earth: Learning from Two Thomases, Studies in Christian Ethics 19 (2006): 305-322
  • Hommage au Père Servais-Théodore Pinckaers, OP. The Significance of His Work, Nova et Vetera, English Edition 5 (2007): 1-16.
  • The Theological Heritage of Pope Benedict XV, Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 5 (2007) 37-41.*
  • Saint Thomas and the Enculturation of the Natural Law: Doing Moral Theology on Earth. Doctor Communis. Nova Series 10/1-2 (2007) 41-53.
  • Reply to Edward T. Oakes, S.J., First Things (October 2007): 8-9.
  • Thomas d'Aquin, apôtre du sens commun, Pierre d'angle 13 (2007): 49-56.
  • Sonship, Sacrifice, and Satisfaction: The Divine Friendship in Aquinas and the Renewal of Christian Anthropology, Letter & Spirit 3 (2007): 71-93.
  • Moral Realism and Christian Values: in The Person and the Polis. Faith and Values within the Secular State, ed. Craig Steven Titus (Arlington, VA: The Institute for the Psychological Sciences Press, 2007), pp. 153-73.
  • "Tanquam spiritualis pulchritudinis amatores. The Consecrated Vocation of Matthew Lamb" in: Wisdom and Holiness, Science and Scholarship. Essays in Honor of Matthew L. Lamb, eds. Michael Dauphinais & Matthew Levering (Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2007), pp. 17-45.
  • In Honor of Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.: Priest, Scholar, and Living Memory, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 6 (2008): 245-246.*
  • The Sacraments of the Church: in Vatican II. Renewal Within Tradition, eds. Matthew L. Lamb & Matthew Levering (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008): 129-146.
  • On Moral Theology, in: Love Alone Is Credible: Hans Urs von Balthasar as Interpreter of the Catholic Tradition, ed. David L. Schindler, vol. 1 (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008): 297-302.
  • Scholarship and Sanctity, in: Second Spring 10 (2008): 13-20.
  • Love, Friendship, and Beauty: On the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of a Magisterial Document about Religious Life and the Apostolate, Logos 11.4 (2008): 147-163.
  • The Quarry Workers, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 6 (2008): 669-674.*
  • Humanae Vitae, the Maritains, and Maurice Sachs, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 6 (2008): 711-730.*
  • O que os anjos vêem: natureza e graça, in: Lumen Veritatis 2, Nr. 5 (2008): 121-25.
  • On the Place of Servais Pinckaers (+ 7 April 2008) in the Renewal of Catholic Theology, in: The Thomist 73/1 (2009) The Work of Servais Pinckaers, O. P. 1-27.
  • Freedom and Satisfaction. Eds.: Pagan Aguiar, P. A. and T. Auer. «The Human Person and a Culture of Freedom» (American Maritain Association - Catholic University of America Press, Washington, 2009), 207-225.
  • Consequentialism, in: New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009. 2 vols. (Detroit: Gale, 2009), 1: 191-193.
  • Hommage au Père Servais Pinckaers, O.P.: L'importance de son oeuvre, in: Renouveler toutes choses en Christ. Vers un renouveau thomiste de la théologie morale, eds. Michael S. Sherwin, O.P., and Craig Steven Titus, Etudes d'éthique chrétienne, NS 5 (Fribourg: Academic Press, 2009), pp. 6-19.
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas: "The Apostle of Common Sense", in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 7 (2009) 563-568.
  • Realismo Morale e Legge Naturale, in: Come insegnare Teologia Morale? Prospettive di rinnovamento nelle recenti proposte di esposizione sistematica, eds. Livio Melina & Stephan Kampowski, Studie sulla persona e la famiglia, Atti 3 (Siena: Edizioni Cantagalli, 2009), pp. 91-105.
  • Aquinas on the Priest: Sacramental Realism and the Indispensable and Irreplaceable Vocation of the Priest, in: Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 8 (2010): 1-15.



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The Grace of Image Restoration, National Catholic Register, 1-7 December 1996.

John the Baptist, Joseph & the Blessed Virgin Pave the Way for Image Perfection, National Catholic Register, 8-14 December 1996.

In Advent, the Hope of Israel Becomes Our Own, National Catholic Register, 15-21 December 1996.

Clearing Advent's Final Hurdle, National Catholic Register, 22-28 December 1996.

Facing the`big five', Our Sunday Visitor, 9 February 1997 .

Beginning Our Journey in Faith, Columbia 77.4 (1997): 16-18.

Christ's Ascension is Our Glory and Our Hope, The Catholic Answer 11.2 (1997): 40-42.

Why We Need the Whole Truth, Our Sunday Visitor, 7 September 1997 .

A Gift of Hope, Columbia 78.4 (1998): 16-18.

The Drama of our Redemption, Our Sunday Visitor, 19 April 1998 .

The Transforming Work of the Spirit, National Catholic Register, 31 May- 6 June 1998 .

Edith Stein's Last Words, National Catholic Register, 8-14 November 1998.

Bread for the World, Our Sunday Visitor, 13 December 1998 .

Vocation, a Grace from God, National Catholic Register, 10-16 January 1999.

Faith, our true consolation, Boston Herald, Thursday, 23 December 1999 .

On Whose Behalf Does the Pope Ask Forgiveness?, National Catholic Register, 26 March- 1April 2000 .

Cardinal John O'Connor: God's Steward, National Catholic Register, 21-27 May 2000.

Rosary Saints: Guideposts for the New Evangelization" in: Torch-lites, Newsletter of the Dominican Laity 35 (Summer 2000).

The Fullness of the Father's Mercy: The Meaning of Indulgences" in: The Jubilee Indulgence (London :The Archdiocese of Westminister, 2000).

Interview on Lay Movements in the Catholic Church in: Catholic International 11 (November 2000): 432-433.

Dominus Iesus and the Christian Priesthood, The Catholic Answer 14.6 (2001): 38-43.*

Comments in Doctor Communis 1 n.s. (2001): 122-123; 163-164.

Good Friday Adoration, The Catholic Answer 16.1 (2002): 8-11

Identity of the Priest, ZENIT, 23 December 2002.

In and from the Trinity, Sacerdos 45 (2003): 45-48.

Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Dominican Vocation: Lessons from His Life, The Dominican Torch 2 (Winter 2004) 8-9.

The Theological Heritage of Pope Benedict XVI in Benedictus, ed. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006). [French translation: "L'héritage théologique du pape Benoît XVI" in Benedictus. Une année avec Benoît XVI (Paris: Magnificat, 2007).

The Image of God and the Sacraments of the Church: The Practice of Divine Friendship, The Dominican Torch 5 (Spring 2007) 11-17.

Hope of Salvation for Unbaptized Infants," Ethics & Medics 33.3 (2008): 1-2.

Daily Meditations (1-13 January) in Praying with Saint Paul. Daily Reflections on the Letters of the Apostle Paul, ed. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (New York: Magnificat, 2008), pp. 14-26.

A Celebration of the Magnificat, in: Splendors of the Magnificat, ed. Romain Lizé (Yonkers, New York: Magnificat USA, 2009).



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Ruello, Francis. La Christologie de Thomas d'Aquin in Theological Studies 49 (1988): 740-42.

Moran, Gabriel. No Ladder to the Sky in Review for Religious 48 (1989): 470-71.

Jonsen, Albert R. & Toulmin, Stephen. The Abuse of Casuistry in The Thomist 54 (1990): 151-154.

Weber, Edouard-Henri. Le Christ selon Saint Thomas d'Aquin in Theological Studies 51 (1990): 135-137; also in Sources (Vie Dominicaine) 1990, Nº 5: 239,40.

Porter, Jean. The Recovery of Virtue: The Relevance of Aquinas for Christian Ethics and Jordan, Mark D. On Faith: Summa Theologiae 2-2, qq. 1-16 of St. Thomas Aquinas in The Thomist 55 (1991): 141-144

Timothy McDermott, Editor. Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation in Theological Studies 52 (1991): 147-149.

Daniel Bourgeois. L'un et l'autre sacerdoce. Essai sur la Structure sacramentelle de l'Église in The Thomist 56 (1992): 162-163.

Aidan Nichols. The Shape of Catholic Theology in Pro Ecclesia 1 (1992): 117-119.

Daniel Mark Nelson. The Priority of Prudence: Virtue and Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas and the Implications for Modern Ethics in Modern Theology 9 (1993): 302-303.

Julia Annas. The Morality of Happiness in International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (1995): 238-239.

Thomas C. Oden. The Transforming Power of Grace in Pro Ecclesia 4 (1995): 494-496.

Avery Dulles, The Assurance of Things Hoped For in The Thomist 59 (1995): 645-648.

Thomas S. Hibbs, Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles in Theological Studies 58 (1997): 163-165.

Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, Richard A. McCormick and the Renewal of Moral Theology in Religious Studies Review 23 (April 1997): 157.

Bonnie Kent, The Virtues of the Will: The Transformation of Ethics in the Late Thirteenth Century in The Thomist 61 (1997): 473-477

Benjamin W. Farley, In Praise of Virtue: An Exploration of the Biblical Virtues in a Christian Context in Pro Ecclesia 7 (1998): 374-375.

John Witte, Jr., From Sacrament to Contract. Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition in First Things (December 1998): 48-53.

Carlo Leget, Living with God: Thomas Aquinas on the Relation between Life on Earth and "Life" after Death in Theological Studies 59 (1998): 731-733.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, A Moral Vision for America in Religious Studies Review 25 (January 1999): 65.

Stephen C. Barton, ed., Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? Wisdom in the Bible, the Church and the Contemporary World in Pro Ecclesia 9 (2000): 508.

Jean-Pierre Torrell, Le Christ en ses mystères: la vie et l'oeuvre de Jésus selon saint Thomas d'Aquin. Tome I in Theological Studies 61 (2000): 363-364.

Thomas G. Weinandy, Does God Suffer? in Modern Theology 17 (2001): 522-524.

Marie-Dominique Chenu, trans. Paul Philibert, O.P, Aquinas and His Role in Theology in Theological Studies 64 (2003): 440-441.

The Encyclicals of John Paul II, ed. J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (2003): 637-638.

David Daniell, The Bible in English: Its History and Influence in Claremont Review of Books 5 (2004): 57-58.

Tracey Rowland, Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II in Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 3 (2005): 109-200.

St. Thomas Aquinas, An Exposition of the "On the Hebdomads" of Boethius, Introduction and Translated by Janice L. Schultz and †Edward A. Synan, in Carmina Philosophiae 13 (2004): 89-95.

Jennifer Moorcroft, He Is My Heaven: The Life of Elizabeth of the Trinity in Faith & Reason 30 (2005): 145-150.

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Holy Teaching: Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas in First Things (February 2007): 52.

Ralph McInerny, Praeambula Fidei. Thomism and the God of the Philosophers in First Things (May 2007): 48-51.

Ulrich Horst, O.P., trans. James D. Mixson, The Dominicans and the Pope. Papal Teaching Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern Thomist Tradition in Medievalia et Humanistica. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, New Series: No. 33 (2007): 130-132.

Martin Rhonheimer, The Perspective of the Acting Person: Essays in the Renewal of Thomistic Moral Philosophy in First Things (November 2008): 60-61.

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Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., Thomas Aquinas on the Jews in First Things (June/July 2009): 61.

Steven A. Long, The Teleological Grammar of the Moral Act in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 (2009): 389-391.

Stephan Kampowski, Arendt, Augustine, and the New Beginning in First Things (January 2010): 61 & February (2010): 60.



Seminar on the Nature and Method of Theology, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Convention, CTSA ( Philadelphia , 1987).

"Satisfaction: Christ and the Crusader," Medieval Academy of America ( Philadelphia , 1988).

"The Meaning of Virtue in the Christian Moral Life and its Significance to Bioethical Issues," The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, "The Gift of Life" Conference ( Omaha , 1988).

"Lacordaire et les Etats-Unis," Colloque scientifique: "Lacordaire: son pays, ses amis, et la liberté des ordres religieux," Institut de France ( Paris , 1989).

"Celui qui fait la vérité vient à la lumière" (Jn 3,21). Jean de Saint-Thomas et les dons du Saint-Esprit," Novitas et Veritas Vitae. Aux Sources du Renouveau de la Morale Chrétienne. Colloque organisé en hommage au Professeur Servais Pinckaers OP, à l'occasion de son 65e anniversaire, Université de Fribourg (Fribourg, 1990).

"De visione beatifica in Christo viatore," IX Congresso Tomistico Internazionale sull'Aquinate "Doctor Humanitatis," (Rome, 24-29 September 1990).

"The Future of Thomism and Practical Philosophy," 1990 American Maritain Association Annual Meeting (New York, 25-27 October 1990).

"Is the Summa Theologiae Only About Grace?," 26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, (Kalamazoo, MI, 9-12 May 1991).

"Catholic Identity and the Call for Globalization," Future of the American Church Academic Conference 1991, (Washington, DC, 20-22 September 1991).

"What Difference Do the Infused Virtues Make?," 1992 American Maritain Association Annual Meeting (Kansas City, MO, 5-8 November 1992).

"The Virtue of Chastity in a Secularist Culture," The Truth of Catholic Sexual Teaching in a Secularist Culture, Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY, 11 September 1993).

"Capreolus's Defense of Aquinas," Religion, Politics and Cultural Dynamics, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, 9-10 April 1994).

"Capreolus on Theological Faith," 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, (Kalamazoo, MI, 5-8 May 1994).

"Saint Thomas , Durand de Saint-Pourçain et Capréolus: Le débat sur la foi," Jean Capréolus (1380-1444) et la vie intellectuelle dans le Rouergue et le Midi au XVe siècle, Colloque scientifique (Rodez, France, 2-4 September 1994).

"Preaching the Truth: The Mysteries of the Faith," John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Workshop for Priests on the New Catechism (Washington, DC, 16 October 1994).

"Moral Absolutes in the Civilization of Love," The Splendor of Truth and Health Care, The Fourteenth Bishops' Workshop, Pope John Center for the Study of Ethics in Health Care (Dallas, TX, 30 January-3 February 1995).

1995 Theology Resident Scholar, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX, 29 March-2 April 1995).

"Communicating the Church's Moral Teaching," 1995 Young Alumni Gathering, Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, OH, 27-29 April 1995).

"Reaction to Aquinas's Virtue Theory: The Late Medieval Debate," 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI, 4-7 May 1995).

"Three Much-Misunderstood Issues in Religious Ethics: Bad Actions, Good Intentions, and Loving God," Veritatis Splendor and Evangelium Vitae: The Renewal of Moral Theology in the Aftermath of Vatican II, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Portland, OR, 26 October 1995).

"Why Do We Need the Moral Virtues?," Inaugural Lecture for the Flocchini Forum, University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA, 27 October 1995).

"Conditional Stewardship as a Moral Principle in the Theology of John Paul II," Euthanasia in the Modern World, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK, 7 November 1995).

"The Gift of Counsel and Practical Intelligence: A Forgotten Feature of Thomist Moral Pedagogy," 1995 American Maritain Association Annual Meeting (Charleston, SC, 30 November-2 December 1995).

"Thomism and the Cultural Challenges of the New Evangelization," 1996 Aquinas Lecture, Conception Seminary College (Conception, MO, 14 October 1996).

"Aquinas on the Happy Life," Fourth Annual Aquinas-Luther Conference, The Center for Theology, Lenoir-Rhyne College (Hickory, NC, 10-12 November 1996).

"Preaching the Feasts of the Church," 10th Summer Institute for Priests, Seton Hall University (West End, NJ, 30 June-4 July 1997).

"Aquinas and the Truth of the Christian Faith," Visiting Scholar Series, Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA, 18 September-4 December 1997).

"Moral Decision Making: To Choose God in Everything," Diocese of Pittsburgh Fall Clergy Convocation (Pittsburgh, PA, 21-22 October 1997).

"Celibacy and the Virtuous Life," 1998 Weekend of Recollection, Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, OH, 9-10 January 1998).

"When Virtues Defeat the Deadly Sins: Restoring Freedom," Catholic Institute for the Psychological Sciences, 1997-1998 Certification Program (Bethesda, MD, 17-18 January 1998; 23-24 October 1998).

"Aquinas and the 'veritas vitae' (ST IIa-IIae q. 109, a. 2, ad 3)," 1998 Aquinas Lecture, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA, 19 January 1998).

"It is the mission of the wise person to put things in order," Delta Epsilon Sigma, Tau Chapter, St Anselm's College (Manchester, NH, 25 January 1998).

"The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Formation of Conscience," Pastoral Day Conference (Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas, 18 February 1998).

"The Scholarly Contribution of Servais Pinckaers, O.P.," Ramsey Colloquium, Religion and Public Life Institute (New York City, 19 April 1998).

"The Catechism as a Pastoral Tool," 11th Summer Institute for Priests, Seton Hall University (West End, NJ, 6-10 July 1998).

"Fides et Ratio and Reconciliation," 1998 Young Priests' Conference, Diocese of Portland, Maine, St Paul 's Retreat Center (Augusta, ME, 5-6 November 1998).

"'Objective Truth' and Chastity," Christian Happiness and Human Sexuality, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK, 21 November 1998).

"Sacramental Confession and Addiction,"Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors, The Seventeenth Annual Workshop for Bishops, The National Catholic Bioethics Center (Dallas, TX, 1-5 February 1999).

"Christian Freedom and Compulsive Behavior," 1999 Aquinas Lecture, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St Thomas (Houston, TX, 8 April 1999).

"The Virtues: Human Character and Divine Life," Degrees of Truth: Current Controversies concerning Aquinas, The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, New York University (New York, NY, 30 April 1999).

"Human Freedom and the Psychological Sciences," Yarra Theological Union , (Melborune, Australia, 17 July 1999).

"Christian Charity: A Great Act of Praise to the Father," Abba 2000, Daughters of St. Paul (Milton, MA, 23 October 1999).

"Abortion and Reproductive Technologies," Understanding Pro-Life Issues, Archdiocese of Boston , Office for Pro-Life Education (Wakefield, MA, 7 October 1999; Braintree, MA, 27 January 2000).

"Life and Family Themes in Catholic Social Thought. The Interest in Human Life: Perspectives of Church and State," Jubilee Year Reflections on Catholic Social Thought: Anticipating the Kingdom, The Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion of the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC, 16-17 March 2000).

"Infallible Church Teaching and the Poverty of Human Understanding," The Catholic Men's Group at the World Bank (Washington, DC, 27 April 2000).

"The Rosary and the New Evangelization," Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC , 28 April 2000).

"Aquinas on Virtue and Sexual Orientation," 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies ( Kalamazoo , MI , 4-7 May 2000).

"Why Aquinas Locates Natural Law within the Sacra Doctrina," St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition, Sacred Heart Major Seminary & Ave Maria School of Law (Detroit, MI, 2-4 June 2000).

"Christ and the Natural Law," Christ, Redeemer of Culture, International Institute for Culture Summer Seminar on Faith and Culture (Eichstätt , Germany 20-23 June 2000).

"The Pope and Dr Kevorkian," In Support of Life Program, Saint Michael's Cathedral, Diocese of Springfield ( Springfield , MA , 24 September 2000).

"The Eucharist and the Moral Life," Eucharistic Congress 2000, Archdiocese of Washington (Washington , DC , 7, 8 October 2000).

"Joy in the Eucharist: Why a Roman Jubilee?," Eucharist 2000, Daughters of St. Paul (Milton, MA , 21 October 2000).

"You Are More Than You Think You Are: Human Nature, Human Rights & Law," St. Thomas More Society, Boston College Law School (Newton, MA , 2 November 2000).

"Sacramental Mediation and the Christian Life," Spring Clergy Education Days, Diocese of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 4-6 June 2001).

"La Verità morale," Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Second Plenary Session (Vatican City State , 22-24 June 2001).

2001 McClunn Visiting Professorship of Thomistic Studies, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA, 2-20 July 2001).

"The Virtues of Christ in the City of Man ," 2001 National Association of Holy Name Societies Convention (Boston, MA , 30 August 2001 ).

"Keynote Address", Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas, Conference sponsored by Ave Maria College (Dearborn, MI , 5-6 October 2001).

"Lust," St. Thomas More Society, Boston College Law School (Newton, MA, 12 November 2001).

"End of Life Issues and Euthanasia," Catholic Health Care and Medical Moral Issues, The John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology Symposium, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, (Overbrook, PA, 19-21 April 2002).

"Moral Realism and Christian Virtues," The Person and the Polis: Faith and Values within the Secular State , The John Henry Cardinal Newman Lectures 2001-2002 Series, The Cosmos Club ( Washington, D.C., 26 April 2002 ).

"The Thomist Foundations for Blessed Josemaria's Theology of the Laity," The Christian in the Secular World. Aspects of the Thought of Blessed Josemaria Escrivá, Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (Washington, D.C., 26 June 2002).

"Mary in the Dominican Tradition," 25th Annual Conference of the New England Region, Mariological Society of America , Providence College (Providence , RI , 19 October 2002 ).

"Presenting Catholic Moral Teaching in a Compelling Way: The Distinctive Vision of Veritatis Splendor and Methods and Moral Reasoning in the Catholic Tradition," The Challenge of Cooperation in a Pluralistic Society, The Nineteenth Workshop for Bishops, The National Catholic Bioethics Center (Dallas, TX , 3-7 February 2003).

"Sex, Lies, and Freud," St. Thomas More Society, Boston College Law School (Newton, MA, 5 April 2003).

"Christ's Passion, the Temporal Order, and Human Law," Day of Recollection, The Catholic Lawyers Guild, Saint John's Seminary (Brighton, MA, 12 April 2003).

"Two Talks on the Gospel of Life," Archdiocese of Dubuque Priests' Convocation, Loras College (Dubuque, IA, 16-17 June 2003).

"Keynote Addresses", Habits of the Mind Seminar, The Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN, 10-12 July 2003).

"Freedom and Satisfaction," Twenty-seventh Annual International Meeting, American Maritain Association (Chicago, IL, 16-19 October 2003).

"The Virtues of Christian Life," Visiting Professor, Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum (Rome , 24-28 November 2003).

"Mel Gibson's ‘Passion' & Aquinas's Five Modes: How the Passion of Christ Works," International Institute for Culture, Ivy Hall (Philadelphia, PA, 28 March 2004).

"Circa res...aliquid fit (Summa theologiae IIa-IIae q. 85, art. 3, ad 3). Aquinas on New Law Sacrifice," Aquinas Day Lecture, Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA, 28 January 2005).

"Being fruitful: personal agency and communio." Love Alone is Credible: Hans Urs von Balthasar as Interpreter of the Catholic Tradition, Communio International Catholic Review (Lansdowne , VA , 14-17 April 2005)

"Colloquium with David Schindler, Author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church," Twenty-ninth Annual International Meeting, American Maritain Association (Washington, D.C., 13-16 October 2005).

Hommage: "Place and Significance of the Work of Servais Pinckaers, O.P.," Renouveler Toutes Choses en Christ: Vers un Renouveau Thomiste de la Théologie Morale. Hommage à Servais Pinckaers, O.P., Université de Fribourg (Fribourg, 28-30 October 2005).

"Aquinas on the Acquired and Infused Virtues," Department of Philosophy, Loyola College in Maryland (Baltimore, MD, 20 February 2006).

"San Tommaso e l'inculturazione della legge naturale," Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Sixth Plenary Session (Vatican City State, 23-25 June 2006).

Sermon, "My Grace is Sufficient for You," Sunday Worship Service, C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Williams College (Williamstown , MA , 9 July 2006).

"The Image of God and the Sacraments of the Church: The Practice of Divine Friendship," Dominican House of Studies, Lecture Series (Washington, DC, 16 October 2006).

"The Sacraments of Healing and Satisfaction," Sacraments in Aquinas Conference, The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal, Ave Maria University (Naples, FL, 1-3 February 2007).

"Life and Family Themes in Catholic Social Thought," Williams Catholic Lecture Series, Williams College (Williamstown, MA, 15 February 2007).

"Keynote Addresses", Habits of the Mind Seminar, The Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN, 13-15 June 2007).

"The Sanctification of Desire: Maritain's Exchanges with Maurice Sachs", Thirty-first Annual International Meeting, American Maritain Association (University of Notre Dame, 25-27, October 2007).

"Holiness of Life and the Embrace of the True", All Saints' Day Lecture, The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (Merrimack, N.H. 1 November 2007).

"Consecration as the Foundation of Mission", Regional Meeting, Institute of Religious Life (Boston, MA, 10 November 2007).

"Humanae vitae, no. 17: Vaticinium ex eventu? An Illustration from the Moral Guidance Offered by the Maritains to Maurice Sachs," Humanae Vitae: 40 Year Later, Sixth Conference, The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal, Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, FL, 1&2 February 2008).

"Scholarship and Sanctity: A Lesson Aquinas Teaches the Priest and Seminarian," The 2008 Aquinas Lecture, Notre Dame Seminary (New Orleans, LA, 4 April 2008).

"Why This Book [The Teleological Grammar of the Moral Act] Matters," 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI, 8-11 May 2008).

"Mary in the Early Thomist Commentatorial Tradition," Blessed Is She Who Believed: The Place of Mary in the Catholic Faith, The First Annual Symposium of the Academy of Catholic Theology (Washington, DC, 27-29 May 2008).

"Author Meets Critics: Matthew Levering, Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Theological Approach," Panelist, Thirty-second Annual International Meeting, American Maritain Association (Boston, MA, 23-25, October 2008).

"‘Seeking What Is True and Good' (Veritatis splendor, no. 62): Conscience Formation in the Church and Authentic Christian Freedom," Keynote Address, Catholic Formation and Leadership Conference, Archdiocese of San Antonio (San Antonio, TX, 7,8 November 2008).

"On Recent Catholic Theology," St. Albert the Great Colloquium, Dominican House of Studies (Washington, DC, 15 November 2008).

"Realismo morale e legge naturale / Moral Realism and Natural Law," "Come Insegnare Teologia Morale?," IX Colloquio di Teologia Morale, Pontificio Istituto Giovanni Paolo II per Studi su Matrimonio e Famiglia (Rome, 21-22 November 2008).

"Pilgrimage Themes in St. Paul," Annual Workshop for Pilgrimage Coordinators and Shrine Directors, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC, 24 March 2009).

"Organ Donation from the Living and the Order of Charity," The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, The Center for Thomistic Studies & St. Joseph Medical Center, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX, 28 March 2009).

"Fear of the Lord: Moral Formation in Aquinas," 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI, 7-10 May 2009).

"Organ Donation and the Beatific Vision: Thomist Moral Theology Confronts the Tide of Relativism," Dominican House of Studies, Thomistic Circles, Thomism and the Renewal of Contemporary Theology (Washington, D.C., 17 October 2009).

"Aquinas on the Priest: Sacramental Realism," St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Overbrook, PA, 11 November 2009).

"Conscience: From the Perspective of Moral Theology," Conscience: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Examining the Foundation for Bioethics, The Integritas Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL, 20 November 2009).

"Sin and Indulgence," Engaging Gary Anderson's Biblical Theology of Sin and Redemption, St. John Vianney Seminary (Denver, CO, 12-13 March 2010).

"Why Doing Bad Things Harm You Even When You Really Think That They Are Good," 35th Annual Philosophy/Theology Symposium, "Evil, Sin, and Salvation," Walsh University (North Canton, OH, 19-29 March 2010).



Invited participant, "Il Congresso Internazionale di Theologia Morale: 'Humanae vitae': 20 anni Dopo," 9-12 November 1988, Pontifical Lateran University , Rome .

Invited participant, "ad Litteram: Authoritative Texts and Their Medieval Readers," 2-4 April 1989, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame.

Invited participant, "Nature, Grace and Culture: On Being Catholic in America ," 8-10 May 1989, COMMUNIO, University of Notre Dame.

Invited participant, "The Doctrine of Divine Revelation of Saint Thomas Aquinas," 4-5 November 1989, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte en Theologie, Rolduc , Netherlands .

Member, Groupe de travail en vue de l'initiative populaire "Contre l'application abusive des techniques de reproduction et de manipulation génétique à l'espèce humaine," February-June, 1990, Conférence des Evêques Suisses , Switzerland .

Invited participant, "The Christocentrism of John Paul II in Redemptoris missio," 7 September 1991, COMMUNIO, Washington, DC.

Invited participant, "The Church, Salvation and Mission : A Symbosium on World Mission," 11-13 October 1991, NCCB Committeee on the Missions, University of St Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL.

Chair, Sponsoring Committee, "Washington Colloquium on Veritatis splendor," 5 February 1994 , NCCB Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices, Washington, DC.

Invited participant, "The Crisis of Conscience," 27-29 May 1994, The Wethersfield Institute, Orvieto, Italy.

Invited participant, "The Church as Mission : The 'New Evangelization' and Western Culture," 9-11 September 1994, COMMUNIO, Washington, DC.

Invited participant, IXº Colloquio Internazionale di Teologia, "Il primo capitolo dell'Enciclica Veritatis Splendor," 15-17 June 1995, Facolta di Teologia di Lugano , Switzerland .

Discussant, Ethics and Catholic Theology Interest Group, 5-7 January 1996, The Society of Christian Ethics, Albuquerque, NM.

Invited participant, "Meetings of the Minds. The Relations between Medieval and Classical Modern European Philosophy," 14-16 June 1996, Société Internationale pour l'Etude de la Philosophie Médiévale, Boston , MA .

Respondent, "Should Women Be Ordained Priests?," 23 January 1997 , Boston College , Chestnut Hill , MA .

Invited participant, "Natural Law Theories of Ordered Liberty," 11-14 June 1998, Liberty Fund colloquium, Charleston , S.C.

Invited participant, "The Religious Sense Symposium: Person, Meaning, and Culture in America ," 10-12 September 1998, Georgetown University Conference Center , Washington , D.C.

Convener, "Surrender and Resistance: The Cross as an Ethic of Risk," 9 January 1999 , The Society of Christian Ethics, San Francisco , CA .

Respondent, "Challenges to Catholic Theology in the New Millennium," 30 September 2000 , "Theology for the New Millennium" Series, Archdiocese of Boston , Boston , MA .

Participant, "Faith and Reason Consultation," December 2000- 2003, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton , NJ .

Convener, Breakfast with an Author, "Mary Solberg, Compelling Knowledge: A Feminist Proposal for an Epistemology of the Cross," 6 January 2001 , The Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago , IL .

Moderator, "Catholic Virtues, American Virtues," 2-3 February 2001, Faith & Reason Institute, Washington , DC .

Discussant, Bradley Medieval Lecture, Fergus Kerr, O.P., "Entity or Event? Thomas Aquinas's God," 6 December 2002 , Institute of Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Boston College , Chestnut Hill , MA

Respondent, "The Call to Holiness and Communion: Vatican II on the Church," 12-15 November 2003, Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, DC.

Invited Participant, "‘Camminare Nella Luce.' Prospettive della teologia morale a 10 anni da Veritatis Splendor," 20-22 November 2003, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

Director, "Religion, Politics, and Society: Two Revolutions, Two Visions. A Franco-American Dialogue," 19-20 October 2007, Saint John's Seminary, Boston, MA.

Invited participant, "Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas. Ecumenical Explorations" 5-7 February 2009, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL.

Presenter, "Breakfast with an Author," The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, Second Edition, 9 January 2010, The Society of Christian Ethics, San Jose, CA.


Service to the Profession

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies/PIMS, External Examiner for the doctoral thesis of John Boyle (20 January 1989).

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies/PIMS, External Examiner for the doctoral thesis of Andrew Seeley (27 January 1995).

International Catholic Child Bureau, Ad Hoc Group on Child Resilience and Christian Virtues (New York City, 29 April-1 May 1995).

Arnold Hall Conference Center, Pembroke, MA, Sixteenth Annual Seminar for Seminarians, "The People of God-People of Life" (11 April 1996).

Midwest Theological Forum, Valparaiso, IN, Thirteenth Annual Spring Seminar, "Heroic Witness to the Social Doctrine of the Church" (31 March 1997).

Advisory Committee, Certificate in Science and Religion of the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute, (1998-date)

Kenthurst Study Centre, Kenthurst Seminars for Clergy, Sydney , Australia , "In My Father's House" (19-22 July 1999).

Boston College , Connell School of Nursing, External Examiner for the doctoral thesis of Debra R. Hanna ( 19 March 2002 ).

Board of Advisors, Nova et Vetera, The English Edition of the International Journal (2003-date).

Advisors to the Editor, Faith and Reason (2003-date).

Midwest Theological Forum, Valparaiso , IN , Twentieth Annual Spring Seminar, "Praying the Rosary: A Study on the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae" (22 April 2003 ).

Advisory Board, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington , VA (2003-date).

Compass, Fifth Annual Prince of Liechtenstein Catholic Leaders Fellowship, "The Beatitudes: Crown of the Christian Life," Kalwang/Admont, Austria (10-11 June 2004)

Arnold Hall Conference Center , Pembroke , MA , A Seminar for Priests, Mane Nobiscum, Domine! (29 March 2005).

Legatus, Weston Country Club, Weston, MA, After-Dinner Talk on Seminary Instruction in Chastity (19 January 2006).

The Board of Governors of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Huntington, New York (2006-2007).

Arnold Hall Conference Center, Pembroke, MA, Second Annual Seminar for Priests, "Deus Caritas Est" (18 April 2006).

Advisory Board, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy, Sapientia Press (2006-date).

Board of Consulting Editors, Studies in Christian Ethics (2008-2010).

The Dean's Advisory Board, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, VA (2009-date).


Current courses

Christology; Soteriology; General Sacramental Theory; The Sacraments

Principles of Christian Moral Life; General History of Theological Ethics

The Moral Virtues, Gifts and Beatitudes;

The Background, Development, and Present Status of Catholic Moral Theology: Veritatis splendor.

The Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity.

Medieval theology; Thomist studies

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