Listed below are the publications and presentations of the faculty members in our department for the academic year. These contributions reflect the faculty's commitment to professional growth and development, as well as the desire to share with others the results of our individual and collective work. It is hoped that this service to the academic community will further the mission of DeSales University to provide a Catholic education in the tradition of Christian Humanism.
Larry Chapp, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Systematic Theology)
- "Teaching Science and Religion via the Internet" - a presentation at the Templeton Foundation Workshop on Science and Religion, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 12-17, 1998.
- Participant in a Communio conference on Pope John Paul II and the New Evangelization, in Denver (CO), August 7-9, 1998.
- Conference director for Theology and the Academy: The Achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar held at the Allentown (PA) Hilton Hotel, August 21-23, 1998.
- Panelist for a conference on "The Religious Sense: Person, Meaning, and Culture in America" held at Georgetown University (DC) on September 10-13, 1998.
- Session chair & respondent at the annual convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, on the topic of "Science & Faith," held in Denver (CO) on September 25-27, 1998.
- "The Trinitarian Metaphysics of Balthasar and Its Implications for Teaching Undergraduates" - a presentation for the Misssouri Valley Association of Catholic Professors in Theology, held at the Kenrick School of Theology, in St. Louis (MO), on November 13-15, 1998.
- Featured guest on the Mother Angelica Live show airing on the Eternal Word Network (EWTN) on December 2, 1998. The topic of conversation is the New Age movement and its scientific and religious claims.
- "How to Avoid Ministry Schizophrenia" - a conference as part of the Day of Recollection for candidates to the Permanent Diaconate and their wives in the diocese of Allentown on December 13, 1998.
- "To the Unknown God: The Church and Science at the Areopagus" - published in the Spring 1999 issue of Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic & Evangelical Theology
- Participant in the Communio conference on "God the Father" held at Immaculate Conception Seminary (NY) on June 18-20, 1999.
- Participant in the Templeton Foundation conference on Science and Religion at St. Anne's College (Oxford) on July 8-13, 1999.
Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., S.T.D. (Dept. Chair / Assoc. Professor - Biblical Theology)
- Editor of, and contributor to, Something Sacred, a collection of retreat presentations for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (June 1998).
- "The Phenomenon of 'Niceness': Cultivating Civility among the Clergy" -- a series of retreat conferences to the Theology division at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook (Philadelphia, PA) on September 3-6, 1998.
- Lecturer on the Book of Job for the Continuing Professional Development Program at Immaculata College (PA) on October 10 and 24, 1998.
- "Peace Without Justice: Not Only Possible But Necessary!" -- the Archbishop Edmond J. Fitzmaurice Fall Lecture, in the annual series sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society (Wilmington, DE), on November 12, 1998.
- "Revisiting the Visitation" - a series of retreat conferences to the sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Tyringham, MA) on November 18-21, 1998.
- Participant in "A Celebration of the Thought of Pope John Paul II" - a conference sponsored by St. Louis University Faculty and Staff for Life (St. Louis, MO) on January 22-23, 1999.
- "Toward a Culture of Truth: Higher Education in the Thought of Pope John Paul II" -- the Cardinal Newman Lecture for the Spring 1999 semester at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), on April 14, 1999.
Brian Kane, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - Moral Theology)
- Participant in the annual convnetion of the Misssouri Valley Association of Catholic Professors in Theology, held at the Kenrick School of Theology, in St. Louis (MO), on November 13-15, 1998.
- Panelist for a discussion of ethics by the Project Management Institute, held at the corporate headquarters of Air Products & Chemicals (Allentown, PA) on May 4, 1999.
Gregory Kerr, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - History of Philosophy)
- "Art's Invaluable Uselessness" - accepted for publication in the volume commemmorating the 1997 conference of the American Maritain Association.
- Respondent to Rev. Donald Keefe at a symposium on Fides et Ratio, held at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales (PA) on February 24, 1999.
- "The Sine Qua Non of Parenting" - a paper presented at a conference on The Ethics of Parenting, held at Pace University (NY) on February 25, 1999.
- Appointed to the editorial board of Vera Lex, the international journal on natural law.
- Editor of the Maritain Notebook, the official publication of the American Maritain Association.
Carmina Magnusen Chapp, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Sacramental Theology)
- Respondent to "Von Balthasar's 'Kneeling Theology'" at the conference on Theology and the Academy: The Achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Allentown, PA) on August 22, 1998.
- Book review of Holy, Holy, Holy: Worshipping the Trinitarian God by Christopher Cocksworth - published in Antiphon, vol. 3 (Fall 1998).
- "Baptism: Gift and Call to Holiness" - a five-part workshop series given to catechists at Sacred Heart and St. Benedict parishes (Reading, PA).
- "The Theology of Marriage" - a conference as part of the Day of Recollection for candidates to the Permanent Diaconate and their wives in the diocese of Allentown on December 13, 1998.
- Participant in the Religious Education Conference, sponsored by the archdiocese of Los Angeles, held in Anaheim (CA) on February 12-14, 1999.
- Convener of the "Symbol, Ritual, and Sacrament" section at the annual convention of the College Theology Society at St. Norbert's College (WI) on June 4-7, 1999. Presenting a paper entitled "Sacramental Preparation Programs: An Evaluation."
Rev. Alexander T. Pocetto, O.S.F.S., Ph.D. (Senior Vice President / Professor - Spirituality)
- "Francis de Sales, the Galileo Affair, and the Autonomy of Modern Science" - a paper presentation at the 23rd International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies held at Villanova University (PA) on October 9-11, 1998.
- "On Being Human: A Salesian View" - feature editorial published in The A.D. Times (October 15, 1998), p. 4.