Rev. Msgr. Paul McPartlan, S.T.L., D.Phil.
Ordinary Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology and
Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism
Ecclesiology, Eucharist, Vatican II, Ecumenism
Paul McPartlan is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster (UK) and Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at The Catholic University of America. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated from Cambridge in Mathematics in 1978. Having studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he was ordained priest by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1984. He gained his doctorate from Oxford, and then served for four years in a London parish. After holding a post-doctoral research fellowship at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, from 1993-1995, he was appointed to the faculty of Heythrop College in the University of London, where he taught systematic theology for ten years before coming to CUA in 2005. He is a member of the International Theological Commission and of the international commission for theological dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, and has participated in international Anglican-Roman Catholic and Roman Catholic-Methodist dialogue, also. He was appointed as a papal chaplain by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.