Rev. John McDermott, SJ

Professor of Theology
Office Hours: 
Best is by appointment, but I can be caught on most days in my office or in the library or after Mass.
A.B., Fordham University, 1967;
S.T.L., Hochschule St. Georgen, 1972;
S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1976.
Bio / Information: 



 Ordained priest, 1971. At SHMS 2006-



Professional Associations/Memberships: 

I have taught at Fordham University 1976-87, the Pontifical Gregorian University 1987-99, Pontifical College Josephinum 1999-2006, Sacred Heart Major Seminary 2006-


Member of Board of Trustees, Pope John XXIII Center for Medical-Moral Research, 1977-1980.

Editorial Consultant, Thought, 1978-1980.

peritus, meeting of Pontifical Academy of the Sciences on Brain Death, Oct. 19-21, 1985. member, Pontifical Theological-Historical Committee in Preparation for the Jubilee Year 2000:

1995-1999. peritus, International Symposium on the Inquisition sponsored by the Vatican, Oct. 29-31, 1998. participant, Consultation on Indulgences among the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Lutheran World Federation, and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Rome, February 9-10, 2001.

editorial board, Sapientia, 2001- . editorial board, Josephinum Journal of Theology, 2003- member, International Theological Commission, 2004-09 editorial board, Irish Theological Quarterly, 2007-2016 consultant, Doctrinal Committee of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2008-11.

Recognitions: listed in Who's Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Education, Dictionary of International Biography, Dictionnaire Bibliographique Européen, and Outstanding Intellectuals of the Twentieth Century; Laghi Chair Research Professor at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 1999-2003.



Love and Understanding: The Relation of Will and Intellect in Pierre Rousselot's Christological Vision (Rome: Gregorian, 1983). (Critical reviews: Angelicum 63 (1983), 645; Stromata 39 (1983), 416f.; Estudios Eclesiasticos 59 (1984), 104f.; Theological Studies 46 (1985), 153-155; Horizons 12 (1985), 402f.; Divus Thomas (1985), 419f.; Modern Schoolman 63 (1985-86), 153f.; Archivo Teologico Granadino 49 (1986), 432f.)

The Bible on Human Suffering (Middlegreen: St. Paul Publications, 1991). (Critical Review: National Catholic Register (Oct. 8, 1995), p. 5) Italian translation: La Sofferenza umana nella Bibbia, tr. H. Martorana (Roma: Dehoniane, 1990). (Critical reviews: Theologie und Philosophie 66 (1991), 579f.; Salesianum 55 (1993), 797f.)

Books edited

The Thought of Pope John Paul II (Rome: Gregorian University, 1993). (Critical reviews: The Tablet 247 (1993), 981f.; Faith 26 (1994), 33; Homiletic and Pastoral Review 94 (Feb., 1994), 76f.; Religious Studies Review 20/4 (Oct., 1994), 311; The Canadian Catholic Review (Nov.,1994), 23; Crisis 13 (Jan., 1995), 56-58; Meyeutica (1994), 249f.; The Modern Schoolman 71 (1994), 325-327.)

(with J. Gavin) Pope John Paul II on the Body: Human, Eucharistic, Ecclesial: Festschrift Avery Cardinal Dulles (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University, 2007).

Scholarly Articles

"Hilary of Poitiers: The Infinite Nature of God," Vigiliae Christianae 27 (1973), 172-202.

"The Biblical Doctrine of KOINONIA," Biblische Zeitschrift 19 (1975), 64-77, 219-233.

"Koinonia: Ecrits pauliniens," KOINONIA (a collection of articles by H. Sieben, J. McDermott, M. Manzanera, H. Bacht, J. Tillard) (Paris: Beauchesne, 1975), pp. 5-10. This collection was a republication under a separate cover of what had been published earlier in Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, IX (Paris: Beauchesne, 1974), 1745-1747.

"Lune (symbolisme religieux)," Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, IX (Paris: Beauchesne, 1976), 1191-1196.

"A New Approach to God's Existence," Papers for Discussion at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Jesuit Philosophical Association (Omaha: Creighton, 1977), 21-37.

"Luke XII, 8-9: Stone of Scandal," Revue Biblique 84 (1977), 523-537.

"The Loving Father and the Tormented Child: Professor Flew and St. Irenaeus," Thought 53 (1978), 70-82.

"Luc XII, 8-9: Pierre angulaire," Revue Biblique 85 (1978), 381-401.

"Un inédit de P. Rousselot: `Idealisme et Thomisme'," Archives de Philosophie 42 (1979), 91-126.

"A New Approach to God's Existence," The Thomist 44 (1980), 219-250. (This is an expanded and corrected version of 5 above.)

"Jesus and the Son of God Title," Gregorianum 62 (1981), 277-318.

"Mt. 10:23 in Context," Biblische Zeitschrift 28 (1984), 230-240.

"Moral Systems: Maritain and Schüller Compared," Divus Thomas 46 (1985), 3-23.

"The Christologies of Karl Rahner," Gregorianum 67 (1986), 87-123, 297-327.

"Zwei Unendlichkeiten bei Thomas von Aquin: Gott und Materie," Theologie und Philosophie 61 (1986), 176-203.

"Sheehan, Rousselot, and Theological Method," Gregorianum 69 (1987), 705-717.

"Natural Theology," The New Dictionary of Theology, ed. J. Komonchak, M. Collins, D. Lane (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1987), 708-710.

"Proof for Existence of God," ibid., 804-808.

"Theism," ibid., 1007-1009.

"Faith and Critical Intelligence in Theology," in Excellence in Seminary Education, ed. S. Minkiel, R. Lawler, F. Lescoe (Erie: Gannon U. Press, 1988), pp. 68-93; reprinted in Analecta 2 (1988), 9-24.

"Jesus and the Kingdom of God in the Synoptics, Paul, and John," Eglise et Théologie 19 (1988), 69-91.

"Maritain on Two Infinities: God and Matter," International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (1988), 257-269.

"Rahner on Two Infinities: God and Matter," International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (1988), 439-457.

"Pierre Rousselot (1878-1915)," Christliche Philosophie im katholischen Denken des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, ed. E. Coreth, W. Neidl, G. Pfligersdorffer, II (Graz: Styria, 1988), 437-452.

"Soleil," Dictionnaire de Spiritualité 14 (Paris: Beauchesne, 1989), 981-999.

"Love and the Natural Law," Vera Lux 9 (1989), 11-12.

"Maritain: Natural Science, Philosophy and Theology," in Teologia e scienze nel mondo contemporaneo, ed. D. Mongillo (Milano: Massimo, 1989), 227-244.

"A. Gardeil" (with A. Doni), Dizionario di teologia fondamentale, ed. R. Latourelle, R. Fisichella (Assisi: Cittadella, 1990), 447-450. (translated into English, French, Spanish) 29. "Sofferenza," ibid., 1154-1160.

"Storia universale e storia della salvezza," ibid., 1193-1206.

"Metaphysical Conundrums at the Root of Moral Disagreement," Gregorianum 71 (1990), 713-742.

"Introduction," to P. Rousselot, The Eyes of Faith, tr. J. Donceel (New York: Fordham University, 1990), 1-18.

"The Methodological Shift in Twentieth Century Thomism,” Seminariaum 31 (1991), 245-66.

"Catholic Doctrine on Death," in The Determination of Brain Death and Its Relationship to Human Death, ed. R.J. White, H. Angstwürm, and I. Carrasco de Paula (Romae: Pontificia Academia Scientiarum, 1992), 153-176.

"Tensions in Lonergan's Theory of Conversion," Gregorianum 74 (1993), 101-140.

"Introduction," The Thought of Pope John Paul II, ed. J. McDermott (Rome: Gregorian University, 1993), xi-xxiv.

"The Theology of John Paul II: A Response," ibid., 55-68.

"Reflections on Modern Catholicism," Divinitas 38 (1994), 46-68.

"Person and Nature in Lonergan's De Deo Trino," Angelicum 71 (1994), 153-185.

"The Neo-Scholastic Analysis of Freedom," International Philosophical Quarterly 34 (1994), 149-165.

"Dialectical Analogy: The Oscillating Center of Rahner's Thought," Gregorianum 75 (1994), 675-703.

"The Sacramental Vision of Lonergan's Grace and Freedom," Sapientia 50 (1995), 114-148).

"Christ and Culture," Studia Missionalia 44 (1995), 91-119.

"Pierre Rousselot," in Storia della Teologia: III Da Vitus Pichler a Henri de Lubac, ed. R. Fisichella (Roma: Dehoniane, 1996), 663-675.

"Karl Rahner," ibid., 735-749.

"Bernard Lonergan," ibid., 751-764.

"The Analogy of Human Knowing in the Prima Pars," Gregorianum 77 (1996), 261-286, 501525.

"The Analogy of Knowing in Karl Rahner," International Philosophical Quarterly 26 (1996), 201-216.

"The Problem of Person and Jean Mouroux," Sapientia 52 (1997), 75-97 (with G. Comandini).

"Jesus: Parable or Sacrament of God? An Ecumenical Discussion on Analogy and Freedom with E. Schweizer, K. Barth, and R. Bultmann," Gregorianum 78 (1997), 477-499; 79 (1998), 543-564.

"De Lubac and Rousselot," Gregorianum 78 (1997), 735-759.

"La teologia dogmatica ha bisogno della filosfia," L'Osservatore Romano 138 (n. 275) (Saturday, Nov. 26, 1998), 10. (Spanish: "La teología dogmática tiene necesidad de la filosofía," 23 (Feb. 19, 1999), pp. 11f.; English: "Dogmatic Theology Needs Philosophy," May 5, 1999, pp. 9f.) The Italian version was republished in the collection Per una lettura dell’Enciclica Fides et Ratio, ed. M. Agnes (Vaticano: L’Osservatore Romano, 1999), 119-127.

"Il significato teologico dell'indulgenza," L'Osservatore Romano 139 (n. 57) (Wednesday, March 10, 1999), 4 (English: (March 17, 1999), 7-8; Spanish: (May 7, 1999), 11-12.) 54. "Prefazione," in A. Cozzi, La Centralitá di Cristo nella Teologia di L. Billot (1846-1931) (Milano: Glossa, 1999), xiii-xx.

"The Context of Veritatis Splendor," in Prophecy and Diplomacy: the Moral Doctrine of John Paul II, ed. J. Conley and J. Koterski (New York: Fordham, 1999), 115-172.

"John Paul II on Demographic Ethics: a Response," ibid., 204-210.

"Letter to Women and Ordinatio Sacerdotalis," ibid., 285-292.

"Rousselot et Maréchal," in Au Point de Départ, ed. P. Gilbert (Bruxelles: Lessius, 2000), 194-217.

"La struttura sacramentale della realtá," La Scuola Cattolica 128 (2000), 273-299. (cf. below no. 104)

"Bernard Lonergan," The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. T. Hart (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000), 327-329.

"Pierre Rousselot," ibid., 502-503.

"Incarnationis Mysterium," New Catholic Encyclopedia: Jubilee Volume (Washington: Catholic U., 2001), 213-214.

"Spiritual Theology and Religious Life Before and After Vatican II," Josephinum Journal of Theology 8/2 (2001), 51-75.

"Science, Philosophy and the God of the Catholic Faith," Faith 33, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct., 2001), 5-14.

"Prefazione," in D. Moretto, Il Dinamismo intellettuale davanti al Mistero: La Questione del soprannaturale nel Percorso speculativo di J. Maréchal (Milano: Glossa, 2001), iii-x.

"Esser, Fritz," Diccionario Historico de la Compagnia di Jesus, ed. C. O’Neill y J. Dominguez (Madrid: Comillias, 2001), II, 1321.

"Manuwald, Martin," ibid., III, 2497-98.

"Rousselot, Pierre," ibid., IV, 3423-24.

"Schmid, Eugen," ibid., 3523.

"Schwarz, Joseph," ibid., 3537.

"Thϋssing, Josef," ibid., 3793-94.

"Wiesbach, Wilhelm," ibid., 4034.

"Wimmer, Johann Baptist," ibid., 4043.

“Faith, Reason, and Freedom,” Irish Theological Quarterly 67 (2002), 307-332; republished, slightly abbreviated, in Faith and Reason, ed. A. Fisher and H. Ramsay (Adelaide: ATF, 2004), 215-247.

“Jesus, the Jews, and the Church,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 11/1 (2004), 26-48.

“A Response to Cardinal Dulles,” in Creed and Culture, ed. J. Koterski and J. Conley (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2004), 17-33.

“Frammenti et forme: la speranza dell’unità nella diversità,” L’eredità teologica di Karl Rahner, ed. I. Sanna (Roma: Lateran University Press, 2005), 225-242.

“John Paul II: Champion and Theologian of Freedom,” Faith Magazine 37 (July-August, 2005), 16-27.

“Vatican II’s Church as Sacrament: Whose Interpretation?” in The Church in the 21st Century, ed. P. Jerumanis (Riga: Rigas Teologijas Instituts, 2005), 73-102.

“The Cardinal and the Neo-Darwinians: A Question of Analogy,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 28, n. 3 (2005), 2-11.

“Science, Sexual Morality, and Church Teaching: Another Look at Humanae Vitae,” Irish Theological Quarterly 70 (2005), 237-261.

“II Cor. 3: The Old and New Covenants,” Gregorianum 87 (2006), 25-63.

“Fr. Charles Curran and Pope John Paul II,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 29, n. 3 (2006), 42-51.

“Why Matter Matters,” Proceedings of the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Jesuit Philosophical Association 2006, 19-47.

“Avery Cardinal Dulles: The Man in His Times for Christ’s Church,” in Pope John Paul II on the Body, Human, Eucharistic, Ecclesial: Festschrift Avery Cardinal Dulles, ed. J. McDermott and J. Gavin (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University, 2007), 1-26.

“Response to ‘The Nuptial Meaning of the Body,’” ibid., 121-153.

“Reflections on Dominum et Vivificantem,” ibid., 353-378.

(with R. Kroll, S.J.) “Virginity for the Sake of the Kingdom,” ibid., 277-296.

“Vatican II and the Theologians on the Church as Sacrament,” Irish Theological Quarterly 71 (2006), 143-178.

"After Justification: Catholic Understandings of Sanctification," Josephinum Journal of Theology 14 (2007), 2-26.

“Lumen Gentium: The Once and Future Constitution,” After Forty Years: Vatican II’s Diverse Legacy, ed. Kenneth Whitehead (South Bend: St. Augustine’s, 2007), 134-164.

“Karl Rahner in Tradition: The One and the Many,” Fides Quaerens Intellectum 3/2 (2007), 1-60.

“Jesus Alone or Jesus among the Gods? Alberto Cozzi’s Gesù Cristo tra le Religioni,” Irish Theological Quarterly 72 (2007), 295-300.

“Charles Curran’s Moral Theory: Foundational and Sexual Ethics,” Anthropotes 2007 (23/1), 167-225.

“The Path and Progress of Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 15/1 (2008), 11-42.

“Is Death Evil? A Question for Father Peter Ryan, S.J.,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 31/2 (Sumer, 2008), 21-33; 31/3 (Fall, 2008), 31-42.

“Didn’t Jesus Know that He Was God? Mark 10:17-22,” Irish Theological Quarterly 73 (2008), 307-333.

“The Mystery of Freedom,” Lateranum 74 (2008), 493-542.

“How Did Jesus Know He Was God? The Ontological Psychology of Mark 10:17-22,” Irish Theological Quarterly 74 (2009), 272-97.

“Joseph Ratzinger on Faith and Reason,” Angelicum 86 (2009), 565-588.

“What Went Wrong with Catholic (NT) Exegesis and Christology? Beyond Mark 10:17-22,” Angelicum 86 (2009), 795-833; translated by E. Mangelle, “¿Qué Anduvo Mal en la Exégesis (NT) y la Cristología Católicas? Más allá de Marcos 10,17-22,” Diálogo 58 (1911), 4198.

“Karl Rahner (1904-84),” in The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, ed. Ian Markham (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 2:435-51.

“Vatican II,” in ibid., 475-99.

“Cross, Theology of the,” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, ed. Robert Fastiggi (Farmington Hills: Gale, 2010), I: 374-77.

“International Theological Commission,” (with B. Ahern, W. May, and F. Moloney) in ibid., I: 562-64.

“Did That Really Happen at Vatican II? Reflections on Fr. O’Malley’s Recent Book,” Nova et Vetera, English edition 8 (2010), 425-66.

“The Sacramental Structure of Reality,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 17/1 (2010), 57-79 (updated English version of no. 59).

“La Libertà personale e il Magistero ordinario,” in Custodi e Interpreti della Vita, ed. Lucetta Scaraffia (Rome: Lateran University, 2010), 183-216.

“Benedict XVI and the Faith-Reason Relation,” in The Though of Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI, ed. Kenneth Whitehead (Chicago: U. of Scranton Press, 2009), 1-21.

“The Mystery of Matter,” Angelicum 87 (2010), 993-1014.

“‘The Holy’ in Twentieth Century Studies of Comparative Religions,” in Theologia Testimonium Dicere et Nuntiare: Festschrift Tomislav Ivancic (Zagreb: Krscanska Sadasnjost, 2010), 787-815.

“Matter, Modern Science, and God,” Angelicum 88 (2011), 481-508.

“On Nature, Freedom, and Person in Aquinas and Beyond,” Nova et Vetera, English edition 9 (2011), 791-824.

“Vatican II and Ressourcement Theology,” Lateranum 78 (2012), 69-94.

“Is the Blessed Trinity Naturally Knowable?” Gregorianum 93 (2012), 113-149.

“The International Theological Commission and the Natural Law,” in St, Paul, the Natural Law, and Contemporary Legal Theory, ed. J. Adolphe, R. Fastiggi, and M. Vacca (Lanham: Lexington, 2012), 177-201.

“Can the Blessed Trinity Be Experienced in Grace? St. Thomas and Some Recent Answers,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 18/1 (2011), 163-190.

“Elizabeth Johnson on Revelation, Faith, Theology, Analogy, and God’s Fatherhood,” Nova et Vetera, English edition 10 (2012), 923-83.

“Philosophy and Theology,” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. J. Koterski and R. Fastiggi (Detroit: Gale, 2013), vol. 3, 1217-19.

“The Rediscovery of Maurice de la Taille: Beyond a Recent Book,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 20/1 (2013), 33-60.

“Is the Natural-Supernatural Distinction Still Adequate? The Problem of Freedom and Grace in Augustine, Anselm, and Beyond,” in Divine Promise and Human Freedom in Contemporary Catholic Thought, ed. K. McMahon (Lanham: Lexington, 2015), 37-77.

“Faith, Reason, and the Virtues in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger,” Gregorianum 98 (2017), 319-40.

“Do Charismatic Healings Promote the New Evangelization?” Antiphon 24/2-3 (2020), 85-123, 205-42.

“The Centrality of the Eucharist,” Antiphon 28/2 (2021), 211-44.

Popular Articles

"Asceticism: The Language of Love," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 74 (Dec., 1973), 10-18.

"A New Voice for American Theology," America 137 (Nov. 26, 1977), 374-376.

"On Christian Humility," Review for Religious 37 (1978), 268-271.

"October Homilies," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 78 (Aug.-Sept., 1978), 50-65.

"The Hypocritical Church," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 81 (April, 1981), 59-64.

"Time for Mary," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 83 (1983), 11-15.

"Introducing Hans Urs von Balthasar," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 84 (March, 1984), 8-15."On Mary's Assumption," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 85 (August-Sept., 1985), 24-28.

"Intimacy Revisited," the paper (Dec. 10, 1985), pp. 5 and 7.

"Gegenwärtiges und kommendes Reich," Internationale katholische Zeitschrift 15 (1986), 142-144.

"Il Senso della Sofferenza," La Civiltà Cattolica 3272 (Oct. 18, 1986), 113-127.

"Meanderings Among the Ruins," Regis Alumni News 54, n. 2 (1989), 3.

"Philosophy in a Jesuit College Education," Proceedings of the Fifth-first Annual Meeting of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, Part II (1989), 55-61.

"History Lends Crucial Perspective to Storied Jesuit-Vatican Relations," National Jesuit News 20, no. 8 (May, 1991), p. 7 (to be read in conjunction with author's letter to editor on pp. 4, 13).

"Is AIDS God's Punishment?" Homiletic and Pastoral Review 91, n. 7 (April, 1991), 32, 50-58.

"La sofferenza cristiana," Il Gesù Nuovo 50 (1994), 84-87.

"La famiglia cristiana," ibid., 132-136.

"Why call me Father? Reflections on language and priesthood," Faith Magazine 28, n. 2 (March, 1996), 6-10.

"Il mistero del tempo," Tertium Millennium 1, no. 6 (Dec., 1997), 21 (a very truncated version of the original text).

"Mary's position in Catholic faith," Homiletic and Pastoral Review 98, no. 8 (May, 1998), 47-53.

"The Great Jubilee and the Mystery of Time," ibid. 99, no. 9 (June, 1999), 18-23.

"Does God Really Love Us? Reflections on Ecclesial Life" Homiletic and Pastoral Review 102, n. 3 (Dec., 2001), 7-17.

"Schools should make room for intelligent-design theory," Columbus Dispatch, Friday, March 8, 2002.

“Outdated theologies disable reading the signs of the times,” National Jesuit News 32, n. 3 (Dec., 2002/Jan., 2003), 5. (Longer version published on NJN Online at

“The Utility of Sacerdotal Uselessness,” Josephinum Magazine (Summer, 2003), 41f.

”The Passion Behind ‘The Passion of the Christ,’” Faith Magazine 36 n. 4, 8-17.

“Abortion and the U.S. Society of Jesus: a recent history,” National Jesuit News 34, n. 1 (October, 2004), 4.

“Papal Thought Studied at Fordham Conference,” National Jesuit News 36 (Oct. 2006), 7.

“Original Sin and Our Original Parents,” Mosaic (summer, 2007), 8-11.

“Pope Benedict XVI, Latin America, and the New York Times,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 30/3 (Fall, 2007), 16-20.

“The ‘Necessity’ of Mary in the Plan of Salvation,” Mosaic (Fall, 2010), 8-9.

“How Are Physics and Metaphysics Related?” Faith Magazine 42, n. 6 (Nov.-Dec., 2010), 12-14; followed by debate “Discerning Ultimate Intelligibility: A Discussion with John M. McDermott,” Faith Magazine 43 (July-Aug., 2011),

“Why Study Latin and Greek?” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 111, no. 10 (August-September, 2011), 50-56.

“On Intellectual Formation,” ibid. 111, no. 12 (Nov., 2011), 74-75.

“The Collapse of the Manualist Tradition,” Faith Magazine 46, n. 1 (Jan.-Feb., 2014), 14-19.

“What Does Authority Have to Do with Religion?” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (on-line publication) Feb. 24, 2015, 1-6.

“The Family: Expanded Sacrament,” ibid., Sept. 14, 2015, 1-8; a slightly shorter version entitled “A Sacrament ‘From the Beginning’” in Mosaic (Fall, 2015), 8-11.

“The Necessity of Confession and Its Seal,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (on-line publication) Nov. 30, 1018; also published in Faith Magazine 51, n. 2 (March-April).

“How I Answered When the Office Called: A Priest of 48 Years Reflects on the Priestly Promises of the Rite of Ordination,” Adoremus Bulletin 24/7 (May 13, 2019), 6-7, 11.

“Fr. Martin, Compassion, and Immigration,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (on-line publication) Feb. 29, 2020.

“Some Unpolitical Reflections in a Time of Crisis,” ibid. (Sept. 7, 2020).


K. Rahner, "Today's Jesuit before a New Ecclesiology," Centrum Ignatianum Spiritualitatis 2 (1973), 18-23 (abridged).

B. Bischoff, "An Hiberno-Latin Introduction to the Bible," Thought 54 (1979), 233-237.

J. Ratzinger, Daughter Zion (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1983).

K. Rahner, "The Church Must Have the Courage to Experiment" and "The Immediate Experience of God in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola" in Karl Rahner in Dialogue, ed. P. Imhof and H. Biallowons, trans. ed. H. Egan (New York: Crossroad, 1986), 168-174, 174-181.

Speaking Engagements: 
Theological Consultatio

I helped organize, accompanied, and gave talks at the Theological Consultatio in Rome held for North American bishops in September, 1994., and once for the seminarians in the same seminary.

Catholic University Chaplaincy

Most recently (summer 2019) I delivered talks to the clergy of the Westminster archdiocese and to an audience of the Catholic University Chaplaincy in Hull, England.

Pope John Paul II Inspired Conferences

I helped organize seven conferences on the thought of John Paul II held by and for North American Jesuits.

National Institute for Clergy Formation

I taught three times at the National Institute for Clergy Formation.

Religious Studies Institute at St. Joseph's Seminary

Taught twice at the Religious Studies Institute at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y. and once for the seminarians in the same seminary.