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Lectures and presentations

A. Academic Presentations

April, 2014: "Setting the World Aflame: Ignatian Spirituality and the Life of Mission," DePaul University World Catholicism Week lecture

November, 2013: Panelist at College Theology Society gathering: "Pope Francis: Reformer or Radical?"

November, 2013: Moderator of a panel "Spiritual Direction and Distance Learning" for the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

November, 2010: "The Next Generation: Spiritual and Religious?" Shannon Lecture, Nazareth College

Summer, 2009: "YB Kathlik?" series at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

January-February, 2009: Lectures on Ignatian Spirituality, Moreau Lecture Series, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

November, 2008: “The School of the Lord's Servants: Christian faith in a Globalized World,” in the “Listening to Other Voices” series, Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

November, 2008: “Ordered Affection: Sexuality and Ignatian Spirituality,” paper for the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality at the American Academy of Religion annual convention, Chicago, IL

June, 2008: “Communicating the Faith,” Moderator and panelist for invited session at the Catholic Theological Society of America annual convention, Miami, FL

March, 2008: “From Campus to Parish, Crossing the Divide: Welcoming Young Adults to the Parish,” Lecture in a series hosted by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, “Building Up the Body of Christ” (scroll down to March 26, 2008 webcast)

October, 2007: The School of Communion: Lessons from Benedict and Scholastica,” inaugural lecture for the Center for Ethics in Community at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

September, 2007: “A Theology for Married People,” at the Symposium on Marriage hosted by The Church in the 21st Century Center, Boston College (published in Love One Another , ed. Tim Muldoon and Cythia Dobrzynski, Crossroad Publishing)

May, 2007: Moderator of plenary session at the Curran Center for the Study of American Catholicism, Fordham University conference on Catholic leadership, New York, NY

January, 2007: Presentation on The Church in the 21st Century Center at the First Conference of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, Hawarden, Wales

October, 2006: “An Ignatian Spirituality of University Life,” Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia

October, 2006: Talks on Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit higher education at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

August 2006: “Meditations on the Spiritual Exercises in a Consumer Culture,” Jesuit Historical Institute conference “The History and Practice of the Spiritual Exercises,” in Loyola, SpainTranslation in Polish

November, 2005: Participant in the Curran Center at Fordham University project, “Handing on the Faith,” through May 2007.

July 2005: “Rethinking Procreation in Catholic Marriage: Adoption and the Postmodern Domestic Church,” paper given at the New Wine, New Wineskins Conference, University of Notre Dame

May 2005: “Come to the Banquet,” address at the Church in the Modern World conference, LaSalle University

April 2005: “Discerning the Soft Voice of God in a Loud World: Pluralism, Doubt, and the Emergence of Faith,” Callings Conference, Mount Saint Mary’s College

February 2005: “A Postmodern Ratio Studiorum,” Address to the faculty of the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania, USA)

November 2004: “Learning the Keys, Forgetting the Keys: A Postmodern Ratio Studiorum,” Keynote address to the Mission and Ministry Directors of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) conference, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia

June 2004: “Postmodern Church, Postmodern Mission,” Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America

June 2004: “The Literature of Spiritual Autobiography: Psychology and Spirituality in Conversation,” College Theology Society

May 2004: “Ignatian Spirituality in a Postmodern Age,” at the Catholic Campus Ministry of the University of Chicago

March 2004: several presentations on young adults in the Church for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado

February 2004: “Surfing Religion and the Zen of Christian Spirituality,” LaSalle University, Philadelphia

June 2003: “Spirit Meets World: A Postmodern Commentary on Christian Tradition,” Annual College Theology Society convention

July, 2002: Plenary Panelist at the Second Ignatian Spirituality Conference, Saint Louis University.

August, 2001: Workshop "Toward an Authentic Postmodern Christian Spirituality," at the "Spirituality at the University" Conference, St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.

June, 2001: "Teaching Catholic Theology in a Postmodern Era, or, The Analysis of Idols and the Genesis of Synthesis," Annual College Theology Society convention

June, 2001: "A Generation of Postmoderns: The Spirituality of Young Adult Catholics." Annual Catholic Theological Society of America Convention.

June, 2000: "Fides et Ratio and the Meaning of Religious Truth Claims," Annual College Theology Society Convention.

Spring, 1998: “Sacramental Sexuality: The Symbolism of the Body in Catholic Marriage” Annual College Theology Society Convention

Spring, 1998: “To Have and To Hold: Roman Catholic Marriage and the Doctrine of Ratum et Consummatum,” Doctoral Dissertation, Duquesne University

March, 1996: “The Contribution of Lonergan’s Insight to Theology”, paper presented at semiannual Duquesne University Theology Colloquium


B. Churches, schools, and dioceses

Spring, 2014: Faculty and staff retreat at Bellarmine Preparatory High School, Tacoma, Washington

Spring, 2014: (with Sue Muldoon) presentation "Six Ignatian Rules for Families at the Mid-Atlantic Congress, Baltimore, MD

Fall, 2013: "Six Sacred Rules for Families," presentations at Good Shepherd Parish, Wayland MA

Fall, 2012: Pastoral planning series with St. Irene Parish, Carlisle, MA

September, 2012: Presentation on Young Adult Catholics at Catholic Extension Society Mission Bishops' Conference, Mundelein, IL

September, 2012: Day of reflection at St. Isidore Parish, Stow, MA

June, 2012: On ministry and young adults, for the New England diocesan Directors of Religious Education

Fall, 2011: On science and religion to teens at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sudbury MA

May, 2011: Plenary address at Pastoral Days of the Diocese of London, Ontario

April, 2011: Preaching at Lenten Vespers at Corpus Christi Church, New York City, NY

March, 2011: Seminar on The Ignatian Workout at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Montreal, Quebec

June, 2010: Mini course on Ignatian Spirituality, Boston College High School, Dorchester, MA

January-June, 2010: "The Legacy of Vatican II," monthly series at Saint Irene's Parish, Carlisle, MA

March 2010: "Discerning the Call of Christ," Loyola Blakefield High School, Towson, MD

January-February, 2009: On prayer and spirituality, Saint Zepherin’s Parish, Wayland, MA

November, 2008: “God in HD: Get a Clearer Picture,” Keynote speaker for Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and Diocese of Mobile young adult conference

October, 2008: Presentation on the state of the Church at Saint Anastasia’s Church, Teaneck, New Jersey

March, 2008: Presentation on the Church in the 21st century to the Guild of the Holy Spirit, Newton, MA

January, 2008: Adult leadership retreat for faculty and staff of St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco

November, 2007: Presentation to the Mission and Identity directors at the secondary schools of the Maryland, New England, and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus.

November, 2007: Adult leadership retreat for faculty and staff of Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL

October, 2007: Presentation on adult faith formation at St. Dominic Church, Southington, CT

October, 2007: “A Proposal of Marriage: Inviting Young People to a Christian Spirituality of Married Life,” teleconference for the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers

August, 2007: Social ministries preached retreat for the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus

March, 2007: Parish leadership retreat for Saint Zepherin’s Church, Wayland, MA

November, 2006: Religious education talk at Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon, MA

May, 2006: “Why Be Catholic” at St. Bernadette’s Parish, Randolph, MA

May, 2006: “Seeds of Hope for American Catholicism,” at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New London, NH

Spring, 2006: Presentations to the parents of students at St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA

January 25, 2006: “Building a 21st Century Church,” Presentation to the students and faculty of Pope John XXIII High School, Everett, MA

January 10, 2006: Seminar for the Theology faculty of Pope John XXIII High School, Everett, MA

September 2004: “Nourishing the Spiritual Hungers of Young Adults,” 2004 Catholic Life Conference, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

March 2004: “Encountering Young Adults in Marriage Preparation Ministry,” Family Life Office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

July 2003: “I’m Spiritual.  Who Needs Religion?”  Theology on Tap Program, Archdiocese of Atlanta

October, 2002: "Young Adults: Come to the Banquet!" at the Catholic Conference of Acadiana, Lafayette, Louisiana

October, 2002: “Young Adults and Marriage” Family Life Office of Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

May, 2002: "What Does Ever To Excel Really Mean?  What Ignatian Spirituality Says to Students about Discernment," Intersections Program, Boston College

April, 2002: "Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality," Ignatian Society, Boston College

October 2001: “The Spirituality of College Students,” Campus Ministers of Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown