The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador has conferred the Magistrum in Sacra Teologia (MST) on three brothers of the Province of St Joseph, New York, USA. This is an honorary title granted by the Master of the Order on the recommendation of the General Council. It is awarded to brothers who have excelled in the academia. These brothers must have taught at the graduate level for at least ten years, published at least two books positively reviewed in international journals and several articles in reputable academic journals.
The following are the newest awardees:
Albino Fua Barrera
First Profession: 1988,
Priestly Ordination: 1993.
Fr Albino studied at De La Salle University, Manila and Yale University, New Haven from where he got his Doctorate in Economics. He is currently a Professor of Economics and Humanities at Providence College, Rhode Island. He has published the following books;
Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics (New Standard in Christian Ethics).
Globalization and Economic Ethics: Distributive Justice in the Knowledge Economy.
God and the Evil of Society: Moral Foundation of Economic Agency.
Material Schooling and Child Health
Modern Catholic Social Documents and Political Economy
He has also published several articles in national and international journals. He is regularly invited to speak on campuses around the US and he presents papers regularly at professional national and international meetings.
Terence Stephen Keegan
First Profession: 1962
Priestly Ordination: 1968
Fr Terence studied at the Catholic University, Washington DC, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem and at the Angelicum, Rome among many others. He has taught Theology, Philosophy and Scriptures in several institutions but he is currently a Professor of Theology at Providence College, Rhode Island. There, he has held several academic and administrative positions and he is a member of many Committees and Boards of Trustees. He is also a member of a number of professional associations. He has published the following books;
A Commentary on the Gospel of Mark.
Christian Biblical Ethic.
Interpreting the Bible: A Popular Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics.
The New Testament: New International Version: An Ecumenical Bible Study Edition.
First and Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon. Vol. 9 of New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series.
and several articles and made presentations at both national and international academic gatherings.
Michael Romanus Cessario
First Profession: 1965
Priestly Ordination: 1971
Fr Romanus studied at St Stephens College, Dover MA, Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC and Universit de Fribourg, Switzerland. He is currently a professor of Systematic Theology at St Johns Seminary School of Theology, Brighton MA and visiting professor at some other institutions. He is involved with the following publications on an editorial capacity; The Thomist, Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology Series, Pierre dangle and Magnificat. He is also a member of several academic and profession bodies. He has published several books among which are;
Christian Satisfaction in Aquinas.
The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics.
A Love That Never Ends. A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology. Studies by Ten Outstanding Scholars.
Le thomisme et les thomistes.
and given lectures at national and international conferences.
We congratulate these brothers and wish them well in their future academic endeavours.