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WHAT’S NEW WITH THE FACULTY? ACADEMIC NEWS What’s New With the Faculty? Dr. Philip Blosser, professor of philosophy, reviewed The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming, by Celia Deane-Drummond (Eerdmans, 2014), in CHOICE Current Review for Academic Libraries (December 2014). Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway, professor of spirituality and systematic theology, presented: “The Spirituality of the Educator,” Faculty Orientation, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, August 25; “Discernment and Prophetic Voice,” Collaborative Formation Program for Public Juridic Persons, Oakbrook, Illinois, October 3-5; “Jesus’ Ministry of Healing and Forgiveness as a Model for Our Own,” Ladies of Peter Claver Retreat, SHMS, October 13; “A Day of Spiritual Reflection,” St. Francis Cabrini Parish, Taylor, Michigan, April 5. She participated in the Ministry Leadership Center Think Tank, Catholic Higher Education, Social Services and International Relief Work, Chicago, September 25-26. She published “Sexuality and the Spiritual Life,” Seminary Journal (Fall 2014). Fidelis D’Cunha, part-time instructor, gave a Scripture workshop on the Gospel of Mathew, St. Constance Parish, Taylor, Michigan, August 2014. Dr. Janet Diaz, dean of the Institute for Ministry, serves on the AOD Lay Ecclesial Ministry Team preparing for the 2016 archdiocesan Synod on the New Evangelization. She presented: “Stoking the Fire Within: Identifying and Supporting Lay Ecclesial Ministers,” National Association of Lay Ministers Conference, Chicago, May 2014; “A Practical Approach to Pastoral Care of Immigrants,” USCCB National Migration Conference, Washington, D.C., July; and “Christian Service in Diverse Communities: Lessons on Evangelization from St. Paul,” AOD Christian Service Coordinators, February 2015. Dr. Mary Healy, associate professor of Sacred Scripture, presented: Preaching from the Lectionary, Word Proclaimed Institute Conference, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, August 4-8; “Forming Priests as Lifelong Students of the Word of God,” Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska, September 13; study day on Scripture for priests of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, September 16; “The Marian Style: The Feminine Ge- 26 nius in Evangelization,” Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, Rome, Italy, November 24; and an Advent Day of Reflection, Capuchin College, Washington, D.C., December 16-17. She published “Verbum Domini and the Renewal of Biblical Preaching,” Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology (Eerdmans, 2014). Dr. Robert Fastiggi, professor of systematic theology, was elected president of the Mariological Society of America in 2014. He attended the conference of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 26–27; presented a paper on Cardinal Kasper’s proposal to admit divorced and remarried Catholics to Holy Communion, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, October 24–25; and served as the co-editor of A Companion to Francisco Suárez (Brill, 2015). Fr. Daniel Jones, associate professor of theology, taught “Introduction to the Fathers of the Church,” Missionaries of Charity, Porte-au-Prince, Haiti, June 13-18, 2014, and preached a retreat, “Praying the Psalms in Christ,” Carmelite community of Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 5-11. Dr. Daniel Keating, pro rata associate professor of theology, was a consultant for the USCCB Committee on Doctrine meeting, Washington, D.C., September 11, and Baltimore, Maryland, November 9. He presented “John 4,” Paradosis Conference, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, September 25-27, and “Discipleship,” Lansing Diocesan Assembly, St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Brighton, Michigan, November 19. He participated in the Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 9-11. Dr. Mark Latkovic, professor of moral and systematic theology, published on Truth and Charity Forum: “Before You Said ‘I Do,’ What Did You Do?” September 23; “Norman L. Geisler Has It Wrong on Birth Control,” November 5; “Catholic Identity and Our Moral Life: ‘The Two Ways,’” November 17; “Men and Pornography: Are Males ‘Born to Watch Porn’? A Moral Reflection,” Part I, November 24, and “Strategies for Overcoming Porn,” Part II, November 26; and “Humanae Vitae, the 60s, and the Sexual and Scientific/Technological Revolutions,” Part I [of six], Jan. 8. Sacred Heart Major Seminary | Mosaic | Spring 2015 Dr. Ralph Martin, pro rata associate professor of theology, presented “Will Many Be Saved?: A Response to Fr. Oakes,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 27. He gave multiple talks at the Clergy Convocations of: Archdiocese of Omaha, October 5-7; Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, October 13-16; Diocese of Gary, Indiana, October 19-21; Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, October 28-29; and the presentation “The New Evangelization and Poland,” Archdiocese of Lublin, Poland. Dr. Michael McCallion, Fr. William Cunningham Chair of Catholic Social Analysis, completed the report, “Joyful and Beleaugered: Coordinators of Youth Ministry in the AOD,” in July. It was the basis of presentations at two vicariates and two parishes of the AOD, and a Knights of Columbus discussion on youth. He published “The New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Detroit as an Intra-Ecclesial Social Movement,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization. He presented “Young Adults and the New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Detroit” and “Practices of the New Evangelization: Devotional Prayer, Meetings, and Service,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and Religious Research Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, November. Dr. Janet Smith, Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics, was appointed to the Faith an