Rev. Fr. Charles J. Canoy is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Lansing in Michigan, specializing in the new evangelization. “Father Chas” was born in the Philippines in 1972, but he grew up in the midwestern college town of Columbia, Missouri.
Rev. Msgr. Todd Lajiness earned an AB in Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 1990. He completed an STB at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1993, followed by an STL in Fundamental Theology also from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1995.
Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1995, Msgr.
B.A., STL, Ph.D. Graduate School of Theology, Professor of Philosophy and Theology. Ph.D, Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981; Drs., Philosophy and Systematic Theology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1977; S.T.L., University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, (Angelicum), 2009; B.A., Philosophy, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1973. At SHMS since 2003.
Dr. Janet Diaz earned her BA degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh (1977). She continued at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her MA degree (1982) in Linguistics, with a certificate as an Instructor in English as a Second Language. Dr. Diaz earned her Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2008 and her Doctor of Ministry degree at Barry University in 2013.
Dr. Blosser is Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Born in China and raised in Japan, he earned his BA in 1976 from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan). In 1979, he completed his MA in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). In 1980 he earned his MA in Philosophy from Villanova University (Philadelphia). In 1985 he was awarded the PhD in Philosophy from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh).
Blosser has held teaching posts at Duquesne University (1983-1984), Harlaxton College, UK
Graduate Certificate (Medieval Studies) Saint Louis University, 2005
B.A., Honors (Philosophy) University of Texas-Austin, 2000
Dr. Salas is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. His principal research interests are in medieval and late Scholastic metaphysics, especially that of Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Francisco Suárez.