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. (Associate Professor - Systematic Theology)
- "Alan Padgett's Mutuality Model for Science and Religion Dialogue," forthcoming in Pro Ecclesia (Spring 2005)
- "Why Johnny Can't Pray: American Religion and the Separation of Church and State," forthcoming in the Josephinum Journal of Theology (Spring 2005)
- "The Retrieval of Gaudium et Spes: Rowland and Balthasar," forthcoming in Nova et Vetera (Spring 2005)
- "Revelation" -- in Edward T. Oakes, SJ (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar (Cambridge University Press, August 2004), pp. 11-23. (link to book)
Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., S.T.D. (Professor - Biblical Theology; Director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture)
- Serves on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Spirituality
- (contributor) "Surgeons and the Spirit: A Study on the Relationship of Religiosity to Clinical Practice," forthcoming in the Journal of Religion and Health 44:1 (Spring 2005): 67-80.
- "John Paul II's Legacy of Social Communications," published in the Indian Journal of Spirituality, volume 17/4 (2004), pp. 319-331. (link to text)
- "Catholics and Political Life" - presentation to the Allentown (PA) Serra Club, on September 15, 2004.
- "Eucharist and the Theopoetics of Encounter according to St. Francis de Sales" -- research presentation for the bi-annual Salesian Scholars Seminar, at Stella Niagara (NY), on October 21-23, 2004; forthcoming in Joseph Chorpenning, OSFS (ed.), Human Encounter in the Salesian Tradition (Philadelphia: St. Joseph's University Press, 2005).
- "Doctors and the Devout Life: How Salesian Spirituality Can Help" -- presentation to the Catholic Medical Association (Philadelphia, PA) on October 24, 2004.
- "Bioethics and Stem Cell Research" -- presentation to the Rotary Club (Nazareth, PA) on October 26, 2004.
- "The Year of the Eucharist" -- series of retreat conferences for the Women of the Visitation group (Mobile, AL), on October 29-31, 2004.
- "A Salesian Eucharist" -- sermon for 40 Hours devotion at Our Lady of Pompeii parish (Bethlehem, PA), on November 16, 2004.
- "The Eucharist and Consecrated Life" -- series of retreat conferences for the sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Tyringham, MA), on November 18-21, 2004.
- "How Good Can We Really Be? Forgiveness as Our Reason for Hope" -- lecture to the Fairfield County (CT) chapter of Legatus, on March 15, 2005.
- "The Book of Job and John Paul II" -- presentation to the St. Ann's Women's Club (Emmaus, PA), on April 4, 2005.
- "The Year of the Eucharist" -- series of retreat conferences for the Association of St. Francis de Sales (St. Louis, MO), on April 29-May 1, 2005.
- "The American Eucharist" -- sermon for day of reflection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish (Bethlehem, PA), on May 15, 2005.
- "Another View" -- op-ed columns published in various newspapers:
- "A pope ... who relied on the church's foundation of faith" - The Morning Call, 4/4/05 (link)
- "Steroids have become baseball's original sin" - Newsday (New York), 4/3/05 (link)
- "In the game of life, size doesn't mean success" - The Morning Call, 1/13/05 (link)
- "Life issues are crucial in this election" - The Morning Call, 10/20/04 (link)
- "On a Spiritual Note" -- series of commentaries published in On The Boards, the playbill for the ACT ONE theatre program at DeSales University.
Rodney Howsare, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Systematic Theology)
Brian Kane, Ph.D. (Department Chair; Associate Professor - Moral Theology; Director of Marriage & Family Studies program)
- Participant in the "Wabash Study of Outstanding Teachers of Introductory Theology and Religion" project
- Participant in "Perspectives in Bioethics" conference in Denver (CO), April 2-3, 2005.
- "Hoping for Christmas" -- essay published in the "Viewpoints" series (issue #44) by the Catholic News Service (link to text)
Gregory Kerr, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - History of Philosophy)
- Serves on the editorial board for Vera Lex (the International Natural Law Journal)
Stephen Loughlin, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Medieval Philosophy)
- Serves as coordinator of "The Aquinas Translation Project" (link)
- Serves as an associate editor for Nova Et Vetera
- "Tristitia et Dolor - Does Aquinas Have a Robust Understanding of Depression?", forthcoming in Nova et Vetera
- "The Importance of Fasting to the Christian Life as Found in Aquinas's Summa Theologia" - paper to be presented at a conference on Food and Material Consumption in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, in Tempe (AZ), on February 17-19, 2005
- "Can the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, with an Eye Firmly Fixed Upon the Thought of Thomas Aquinas, Say Anything Meaningful to the Nature and the Treatment of Mental Illness" - paper to be presented at a conference on The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Good Society, sponsored by the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis (MN), April 7-9, 2005.
John G. Pappas, M.A. (Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy)
- "It's All Darkness: Plato, the Ring of Gyges, and Crimes & Misdemeanors" -- a chapter in Mark Conrad and Aeon Skoble (eds.), Woody Allen and Philosophy, Popular Culture and Philosophy series, vol. 8 (Open Court Publishers, August 2004). (link to book)
Patricia Pintado, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Philosophy)
- "Intolerance of Public Religion" -- paper accepted for presentation at the September 2005 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association
Rev. Mark Plaushin, O.S.F.S., M.Div. (Instructor - Theology)
- "Educators: New School Year, New Questions" -- editorial published in The Morning Call newspapers, 8/26/04 (link to text)
Rev. Alexander T. Pocetto, O.S.F.S., Ph.D. (Retired Professor - Spiritual Theology)
- Serves as Regional Director (Philadelphia/Allentown) for the DeSales Spirituality Center
- "A Spirituality of Communion" -- series of retreat conferences for the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (Palos Verdes, CA), on July 27-August 3, 2004.
- "A Salesian Perspective on the Beatitudes" -- day of recollection at St. Mary's parish (Schwenksville, PA) on September 27, 2004.
- "The Freedom to Love: An In-depth Look at Francis de Sales' Letter of October 14, 1604 to Jane de Chantal" -- paper for the Salesian Scholars Seminar (Stella Niagara, NY), October 21-24, 2004; forthcoming in Joseph Chorpenning, OSFS (ed.), Human Encounter in the Salesian Tradition (Philadelphia: St. Joseph's University Press, 2005).
- "Self-acceptance, Self-Knowledge, and Salesian Spirituality" -- conference for the annual Women's Courage Group retreat at St. Francis Center for Renewal
- "Rabelais, Francis de Sales and the Abbaye de Théléme" -- published in the Indian Journal of Spirituality, vol. 17/3 (Fall 2004): 211-222.