Articles & reviews

Articles (scholarly)

“Ratzinger on Evolution and Evil: A Christological and Mariological Answer to the Problem of Suffering and Death in Creation.” Religions 12.8 (2021) – special issue Theodicy and Challenges of Science: Understanding God, Evil and Evolution.

“Machine or Melody?  Joseph Ratzinger and the Thomistic Tradition on Divine Causality in Evolutionary Creation.”  Scientia et Fides special issue “Philosophical and Theological Aspects of Evolution” 8.2 (2020): 302-21.

“The Manuscripts of Joseph Ratzinger’s Lectures on the Doctrine of Creation.”  Translation of Santiago Sanz, “I manoscritti delle lezioni di Joseph Ratzinger sulla dottrina della creazione.”  Currently under review with an academic journal.

“Search for the True Meaning of the Term ‘Speculative.’”. Translation of Servais Pinckaers, “Recherche de la signification véritable du terme ‘spéculatif,’” Nouvelle Revue Théologique 81 (1959): 673-95. Currently completing translation.

“Does Evolution Undermine Christianity? Joseph Ratzinger on the Bible and Man’s Evolutionary Origins.” Review for Religious special issue on Science and Faith (November 2021).

“In Praise of ‘Perfect Hatred’: How to Read the Old Testament’s Cursing Psalms.” Word on Fire Institute journal Evangelization & Culture 5 (Fall 2020): 72-79.

Amoris Laetitia, Culpability, and Communion: The Gospel Context of Pope Francis’ Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage.” Josephinum Diaconal Review (Fall 2017): 14-22.

“Divorce, Remarriage, and “Discerning the Body” On Pope Francis’ Interpretation of 1 Cor 11:27-34 in Amoris Laetitia.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (April 2017).

“The Reception of St. Paul in the Works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.” Letter and Spirit 11 (2016): 147-71.

“Benedict XVI’s Hermeneutic of Reform: Towards a Rapprochement of the Magisterium and Modern Biblical Criticism.” Nova et Vetera 14.3 (2016).

Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus & the Substance of Catholic Doctrine: Towards a Realization of Benedict XVI’s ‘Hermeneutic of Reform.’” Nova et Vetera 14.1 (2016).

“Integral Ecology and the Ecological Virtues in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2015).

“How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: The Problem of Divine Violence as Considered in Recent Curial Documents” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (July 2015).

“Benedict XVI, Catholic Doctrine, and the Problem of an Imminent Parousia.”  Josephinum Journal of Theology 21.1 (2015).

“Christian Discernment of Divine Revelation: Benedict XVI and the International Theological Commission on the Dark Passages of the Old Testament.” Scripta Theologica 47 (2015): 71-83.

“Violence Is Incompatible with the Nature of God: Benedict, Aquinas, and Method C Exegesis of the ‘Dark’ Passages of the Bible.”  Nova et Vetera 13.1 (2015).

“Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (January 2015). Translated and published in Polish: “Papieża Benedykta XVI Teologia Piękna a Nowa Ewangelizacja.” Roczniki Teologiczne LXII, zeszyt 12 (2015): 175-189. Republished in the Italian journal Jerusalem, supplement to Frontiere (September, 2016)

“Benedict XVI and Freedom in Obedience to the Truth: A Key for the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (May 2014).

“Jesus’ Infancy through the Eyes of Benedict XVI.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2013).

Articles (popular)

“Faith Is a Tongue of Fire: A Meditation on the Solemnity of Pentecost.”  Kansas Monks (forthcoming Fall 2019).

“The peace Christ gives is not the peace the world gives..”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (May, 2019).

“The Path of ‘Foolishness.’”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (March, 2018).

“Let Justice Roll down like Waters (Amos 5:24).”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (September, 2016).

“The Bible and the Question of Miracles: Towards a Christian Response.” Strange Notions (March 9, 2015).

“Bart Ehrman, Benedict XVI, and the Bible on the Question of Miracles.” Strange Notions (February 20, 2015).

“Authentic Freedom Comes from Accepting the Cross.”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (September, 2014).

“The Gods of Israel?  Does the Bible Promote Polytheism?” Strange Notions (April 4, 2014). “

Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Death? Strange Notions (January 29, 2014).

“Common Ground for Catholics and Atheists: Violence Is Contrary to God’s Nature.” Strange Notions (December 20, 2013).

“Benedict XVI & the Christmas Readings.” Crisis Magazine (December, 2013).

“Farewell to the Devil?” Gregorian Institute (October 25, 2013).

“American Catholics in India.”  Gregorian Institute (June 20, 2013).

“Five Spiritual Lessons from Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Gregorian Institute (February 7, 2013).

Book reviews

Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement by Andrew Swafford, for Nova et Vetera 14.4 (2016).

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology by Stephen Bullivant, for Nova et Vetera 14.3 (2016).

The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson by Joel S. Kaminsky and Gary A. Anderson, eds., for Cithara 55:1 (2015): 55-59.

Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization by Ralph Martin, for Nova et Vetera 12.4 (2014): 1313-17.

What is Dogma? by Charles Cardinal Journet, for Nova et Vetera 10.3 (2012): 886-90.