Regis Faculty Activities

John Dadosky

John Dadosky has had several articles published recently, including an article that is forthcoming in 2012. In 2011 he had an article published in Heythrop Journal entitled “Who/What is/are the Church(es)?” (Heythrop Journal 52/5 [2011]: 785-801). Also published in 2011 was another article entitled “Woman Without Envy: Toward Re-conceiving the Immaculate Conception,” (Theological Studies, 72/1 March [2011]: 15-40). Looking ahead to 2012, he has an article forthcoming entitled “Is There a Fourth Stage of Meaning?” that will be published in Heythrop Journal.

Sr. Gill Goulding, CJ

In November 2011, Gill Goulding gave the Convocation Address at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto entitled “A Church of Passion and Hope.” She has also recently written an essay entitled “Love Alone is Credible” that has been published in Apostolic Religious Life Today (Washington, DC: Catholic University College of America Press, 2011). Her speaking and writing engagements continue on into 2012, as she has been invited to present a paper “Beauty, Eucharist and Communion in the theology of Hans  Urs von Balthasar” for the theological symposium at Maynooth prior to the Eucharistic Congress June 2012 and another entitled “The Irreducible Particularity of Christ – Hans Urs von Balthasar and a Theology of Vocation” for a symposium organized by the conference of the Bishops of England and Wales, July 2012, in the United Kingdom. She has also submitted a chapter “Balthasar and the Contemplation of Truth” in Truth Matters, (Montreal: McGill-Queens 2012).

Mary Jo Leddy

In 2011, Mary Jo Leddy had her most recent book published entitled The Other Face of God: When the Stranger Calls Us Home (Orbis, 2011). Along with her writing activities, Mary Jo Leddy has also been involved in speaking engagements as the keynote speaker. Such speaking opportunities have included her keynote address at the Ontario Meets Pedagogy Event, Annual Marcellus Lecture: The Banality of Torture (Regis College, 2011). She will also be delivering the keynote address at the Epiphany Explorations Event held in Victoria, B.C. January 2012.

Maureen McDonnell

This 2012 winter semester Maureen McDonnell is involved in several significant teaching and leadership activities. She will be teaching a five part series entitled ‘Introduction to Supervision for Spiritual Directors: The Contemplative Way at Tyndale College,’ for the Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors. She is also leading two professional development events for spiritual directors. Finally, she is involved in offering group spiritual direction as part of the ‘Lenten Listening Retreat for busy persons’ with Faith Connections Ministries.

Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ

Gilles Mongeau is presently looking forward to the publishing of his forthcoming book entitled Embracing Wisdom: The Spiritual Pedagogy of the Summa Theologiae (PIMS). Gilles also delivered a paper at the Lonergan Workshop in Boston, MA (2010) entitled “A More Cosmological Salvation: Aquinas, Formation for Beatitude, and the Cross.” Another significant scholarly contribution includes is essay, “Classical Rhetoric and the Control of Meaning” in Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran (Marquette University Press, 2009).

Fr. Gordon Rixon, SJ

In October, Gordon Rixon, S.J. presented a plenary address at the International Conference on the Book at the University of St. Michael’s College, entitled "Tensioning the Aesthetic and Rhetorical Program of the St. John's Bible: Creating Acts of Meaning through Popular Education." He also conducted a seminar on the use of advanced search algorithms in the digitized corpus of John Henry Newman with the faculty of St. Peter’s Seminary in London. In November, he participated a panel discussion on “Perspectives on Charity in the Abrahamic Religions” as part of the Meeting Neighbors Series sponsored by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute. In January, he join the Catholic First Nations Elders Dialogue in Saskatoon, sponsored by the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops and the Building Bridges Project.

Jerry Skira

Jerry Skira has had published a number of recent essays. In 2011, his essay “Roman Catholic Church” was published in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopaedia of Religious Beliefs (2nd Revised Version, 4 vols. Ed. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara: CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011).  Also in 2011, his essay entitled “‘A Great Historic Day’: The Conciliar Diaries of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk” was published in Vatican II: Expériences canadiennes – Canadian experiences (Ed. M. Attridge, C. Clifford & G.. Routhier (eds.). Ottawa, 2011).  He also contributed an article on “Saints” in Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances and Spiritual Commemorations (Ed. J. Gordon Melton . Santa Barbara. CA: ABC=CLIO, 2011).

Michael Stoeber

In December 2011, Michael Stoeber published a chapter entitled “Mysticism in Ecumenical Dialogue”, in the book anthology, Teaching Mysticism, William B. Parsons, ed. (Oxford University Press), and this winter his essay “Theosophical Influences on the Painting and Writing of Lawren Harris” will be published in the Toronto Journal of Theology. He also presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Francisco in November 2011, and in February 2012 there will be an exhibit of his paintings at Galleria 814 in Toronto, on the theme “Spiritual Impressions”.

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