Phone: (314) 678-9465
Date/Place of Birth: August 16, 1943 in Remsen, Iowa
Universities attended (date, degree): Loras College (1965, B.A. in Latin and Philosophy): Aquinas Institute (M.A.; 1971 Ph.D. in Systematic Theology)
First Vows: December 19, 1971 at St. Rose Priory in Dubuque, IA
Ordination: April 26, 1975 at St. Rose Priory in Dubuque, IA
Ministries Served: 1971-1981 — Professor of Systematic Theology, Aquinas Institute, Dubuque, IA; 1981-1983 — Writing,itinerant preaching, in residence at Blessed Sacrament Priory, Madison; 1983-1985 — Chaplain for Dominican Sisters, Sinsinawa, WI; 1985-1994 — Provincial, Province of St. Albert the Great; 1994-1996 — On sabbatical; 1996-1999 — Professor of Systematic Theology, Aquinas Institute, St. Louis MO; 1999-2008 — Member of the Dominican Ashram, Kenosha, WI, and Adrian MI; 2008-present — Professor of Systematic Theology, Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, Academic Adviser for Dominican Students, and Prior of St. Dominic Priory (2008-2014)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? I had Dominican professors in college and during early years in a diocesan seminary and was attracted by the vocation to preach and teach as well as serve as a priest. Their emphasis on preaching, teaching, study, and prayer were all appealing.
Books Authored/Edited: The Sexual Celibate (New York: Seabury Press, 1975); “Process Thought and Ecumenical Theology,” editor. Listening (Fall, 1979). Editorial by Donald Goergen.
Articles by Bloesch, Culbertson, Ford, Hill, Hoppe, O’Meara, Pittenger, Schoonenberg;
The Power of Love (Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1979);
A Theology of Jesus. 4 vols., now available from Wipf & Stock Publishers;
Editor, Being A Priest Today. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993;
Letters to My Brothers and Sisters. Dublin: Dominican Publications, 1996;
Co-Editor, The Theology of Priesthood. Collegeville,MN: The Liturgical Press, 2000;
Fire of Love, Encountering the Holy Spirit. New York: Paulist Press, 2006
Expertise: priesthood/religious life, theology, holy spirit, Christology, spirituality