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Fr. Daniel Trapp

Fr. Daniel Trapp, associate professor of systematic theology, liturgy and sacraments, directed private retreats for seminarians and seminary faculty members, Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE, June 2-9. He led a four-week parish seminar for young adults on discerning God’s call to following Jesus, June 21-July 19.




Dr. Peter S. Williamson

Dr. Peter S. Williamson, Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, convened an initial organizational meeting of the Barnabas Almsgiving Fund, April 2. He spoke at: the 2012 Convention of the National Association of Diaconate Directors, “Forming Deacons for the Ministry of the Word in Light of Verbum Domini,” Woodbury, New York, April 25; the Ann Arbor chapter of Legatus, “Saint Paul’s Advice to the Rich—It’s Not What You Think,” May 16; the year-end dinner of the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan, “Go into All the World and Proclaim the Gospel,” Livonia, MI, May 24. He was interviewed on “The Catholics Next Door,” a syndicated Catholic radio program, May 16. He taught a course on the Synoptic Gospels and a workshop on “Evangelization in Acts and Paul,” the National Seminary of the Catholic Church of China, Beijing, June 5-22; attended the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, and presented workshops on “How to Build Up the Church, Ephesians 4:1-16” and “Living as Children of light in a World of Darkness, Ephesians 5:3-20,” July 25-27; and attended the annual meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association, Notre Dame University, where he co-chaired a continuing seminar on “Verbum Domini and the New Evangelization” with Bishop Michael Byrnes and presented “Biblical Orientations for the New Evangelization,” co-authored with Dr. Mary Healy, July 28-31.