Dr. Mary Healy

Professor of Sacred Scripture
Office Hours: 
By appointment
STD, biblical theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2000
STL, theology, International Academy of Theology, Gaming, Austria, 1998
MA, philosophy, Catholic University of America, 1991
MA, theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1988
BA, University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude), 1986
Bio / Information: 

Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

Books Authored or Edited by Dr. Healy: 

The Spiritual Gifts Handbook: Using Your Gifts to Build the Kingdom. Co-authored with Dr. Randy Clark. Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2018.

Deliverance Ministry. Co-authored with Rev. Etienne Vetö. Rome: International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, 2017.

Hebrews. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.

Scripture, Mercy, and Homosexuality. San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2016.

Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Huntington, IN: OSV, 2015. Also published in French and Polish.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Co-authored with Rev. Peter Hocken. Rome: International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, 2012. Also published in French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Dons et charismes dans la foi et la vie de l’Eglise. Co-authored with Francis Martin, Raniero Cantalamessa, and Alberto Taveira. Nouan-le-Fuzelier, France: Editions des Béatitudes, 2009. Published in English as Charisms and the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. Rome: International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, 2015.

The Gospel of Mark. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Also published in Japanese.

The Bible and Epistemology: Biblical Soundings on the Knowledge of God. Co-edited with Robin Parry. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2007.

Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Cincinnati: Servant, 2005. Also published in French, Polish, Czech, Lithuanian, German, Chinese, and Portuguese.

Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Co-edited with Craig Bartholomew, Robin Parry and Karl Möller. Carlisle: Paternoster / Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

‘Behind’ the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation. Co-edited with Craig Bartholomew, Murray Rae and Stephen Evans. Carlisle: Paternoster / Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Academic Articles by Dr. Healy: 

“The Holy Spirit and Christ’s Ongoing Priesthood in Hebrews.” In Divine Action In Hebrews and the Ongoing Priesthood of Jesus. Edited by Craig G. Bartholomew et al. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2018.

“Biblical Interpretation since Divino afflante Spiritu.” In Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology. Edited by Lewis Ayres and Medi-Ann Volpe. London: Oxford University, forthcoming in 2018.

“Homosexuality and the Word of God.” In Justice through Diversity? Edited by Michael Sweeney. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

“Forming Priests as Lifelong Students of the Word of God.” In The Priest and Theological Study: Toward a More Generous Definition of Reason. Edited by James Keating. Omaha, Neb.: Institute for Priestly Formation, 2015.

“Biblical Interpretation as a Prophetic Charism in the Church.” Nova et Vetera 13.1 (2015), 219-240.

Verbum Domini and the Renewal of Biblical Preaching.” In Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology. Edited by Scott Carl. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

“Baptême dans l’Esprit Saint, sacrements et vie ecclésiale contemporaine.” Istina 59.2-3 (2014), 297-311.

“Pourquoi faut-il étudier le baptême dans l’Esprit-Saint ?” Istina 59.2-3 (2014), 125-138.

“A Catholic Perspective on Healing.” One in Christ 47 (2013), 285-310.

“Biblical Orientations for the New Evangelization.” Co-authored with Peter Williamson. Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012), 48-69. Also published as appendix to Ralph Martin, The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2013.

“Friends of the Bridegroom: The Biblical Foundations of Priestly Celibacy.” In The Charism of Priestly Celibacy: Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Reflections, edited by John Cavadini. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2012.

“Spiritual Interpretation in the Letter to the Hebrews.” Crux 48 (2012), 28-36.

“Aquinas’s Use of the Old Testament in his Commentary on Romans.” In Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas, edited by Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering. Washington: Catholic University Press, 2012.

“St. Paul, Ephesians 5 and Same-Sex Marriage.” In St. Paul, the Natural Law and Contemporary Legal Theory. Edited by Robert Fastiggi, Jane Adolphe and Michael Vacca. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. Also published in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, May 2011.

“Christ’s Priesthood and Christian Priesthood in the Letter to the Hebrews.” Nova et Vetera 9.2 (2011), 395–410.

“The Hermeneutic of Jesus.” Communio 37.3 (2010), 477-95.

“Knowledge of the Mystery: A Study in Pauline Epistemology.” In The Bible and Epistemology: Biblical Soundings on the Knowledge of God, edited by Mary Healy and Robin Parry. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 2007.

“Inspiration and Incarnation: The Christological Analogy and the Hermeneutics of Faith.” Letter & Spirit 2 (2006), 27-41.

“Behind, in Front of… or Through the Text? The Christological Analogy and the Lost Realm of Biblical Truth.” In Behind’ the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation, edited by Craig Bartholomew, Murray Rae, Stephen Evans, and Mary Healy. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster / Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Speaking Engagements: 
HOPE Conference
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Boston, MA
CCR Vancouver Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018
Vancouver, Canada

For more information, visit vccrs.ca/.

Priests' Conference
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Colorado Springs
Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis

For more information, visit kenrick.edu.

Legatus Grand Rapids
Thursday, October 11, 2018

For more information, visit legatus.org.

CCR Calgary Conference
Friday, October 19, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
Calgary, AB

For more information, visit cccrs.com.

Courage "Truth and Love" Conference
Monday, October 22, 2018 to Wednesday, October 24, 2018
St Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, CT

For more information, visit truthandlove.com.

WINE National Women's Conference
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA

For more information, visit wineconference.org.

Siervos de Cristo Vivo
Friday, November 2, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

For more information, visit cscv.info.

Priests' conference
Monday, November 5, 2018 to Friday, November 9, 2018
Villahermosa Tabasco, Mexico
Houston Catholic Charismatic Center women's retreat
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Houston, TX

For more information, visit cccgh.com.

"RENEWAL 3" Hispanic CCR of Archdiocese of NY
Friday, November 16, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Mt. Saint Vincent, NY

For more information, visit centrobronx.com.

Diocesan Women's Retreat
Friday, November 30, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
South Bend/Ft. Wayne

For more information, visit diocesefwsb.org.

Day of Reflection
Saturday, December 8, 2018
St. Mary's church, Sycamore, IL