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The fall issue of Newman Studies Journal (Volume 10) contained essays by five STRS students:

  • David P. Long, "John Henry Newman and the Consultation of the Faithful" (18-31)                                         
  • Michael T. Wimsatt, "John Henry Newman’s View of Poetry" (32-45)                                                            
  • James J. Crile, "John Henry Newman’s The Arians of the Fourth Century: An ‘Embarasment’?" (46-58)
  • Lucas Laborde, “'Continuity of Principles' in John Henry Newman’s An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine”   (59-73)                                                                            
  • Attilio Rossi, "A Sermon of John Henry Newman at St. Clement’s: 'On the Nature of the Future Promise'” (74-87)       


Doctoral Candidate Brian Pedraza Publishes Articles in Church Life and Josephinum Journal of Theology

  • Brian Pedraza, “Participation Over Imitation: Communion in Christ and Catechesis for the New Evangelization,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 2/1 (2013): 27-34.

  • Brian Pedraza, “Reform and Renewal in Catechesis: The Council, the Catechism, and the New Evangelization,” Josephinum Journal of Theology 19/1 (Winter/Spring 2013):  141-171


Doctoral Candidate Joshua Brotherton Featured in Spring Edition of Pro Ecclesia
Joshua Brotherton, a doctoral candidate published the article, "Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Redemptive Descent," in Pro Ecclesia 22, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 167-188. 


Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology Doctoral Candidate Selected for Grants Advisory Board
Lisa M. Weaver, a doctoral candidate in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology has been selected to be a member of the grants advisory board of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The institute promotes the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of worship, and seeks to facilitate the renewal of worship in local congregations.

Religion and Culture Doctoral Candidate Named Coolidge Fellow
Beverly Goines, a doctoral candidate in Religion and Culture, has been named a Coolidge Fellow in the Research Colloquium of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life in New York City for July 2013; in addition, she has been awarded a Bishop Thomas Hoyt Jr. Fellowship for the fall semester at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Minnesota.

Moral Theology/Ethics Doctoral Candidate Delivers Paper at Western Kentucky University
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, Godswill Agbagwa delivered a paper on: "Solidarity as a Contemporary Virtue: Toward an Ethical Foundation" at the 39th Conference on "Virtue, Vice and Character" held at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky USA."