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St. Mary’s Impact: January 2023

January 24, 2023 | St. Mary's News

Members of the St. Mary’s community have an impact far beyond our Baltimore location. These are some of the latest examples.

Dr. Dennis Castillo

Dr. Dennis Castillo gave a paper in Philadelphia on January 7 at the American Catholic Historical Association. The paper was titled “A Tale of Two Earthquakes: The Knights of Malta and Disaster Relief in 1783 and 1908.”

Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.

Fr. Innocent Smith gave a presentation titled “Bible Missals and the Franciscan Liturgy” at the Issues in Medieval Liturgy Seminar, North American Academy of Liturgy, Toronto, January 2–5, 2023. He will be leading an intellectual retreat for college students sponsored by the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC on January 13–15 titled “The Mystery of the Liturgy.”

Dr. Paul Seaton

Over the Christmas break, Dr. Paul Seaton’s activity included the following:

  • His annotated anthology of Pierre Manent’s writings on the religion of Humanity, The Religion of Humanity: The Illusion of Our Times (St. Augustine Press), appeared.
  • A review essay on Adrian Vermeuele’s Common Good Constitutionalism (“Classical Historicism?”) was included in “the best of 2022” list at Law & Liberty.
  • An essay, “Benedict XVI and the Drama of European Culture,” was published January 5 at Law & Liberty.
  • He was invited to guest lecture on Benedict XVI in a course devoted to his thought at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Dr. James Starke

Dr. James Starke presented on “Liturgy as Mystery” at the North American Academy of Liturgy’s annual meeting, which was held January 2–4, 2023 in Toronto, Canada. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and attended the first of the Board’s biannual meetings for 2023 in Houston, TX on January 24–27.

Msgr. Fredrik Hansen, (cand.)

Msgr. Fredrik Hansen’s article “Papal Legates and the Jurisdiction of Diocesan Bishops” was published in The Jurist—Studies in Church Law and Ministry, the journal of the CUA School of Canon Law (volume 78/2 [2022]: 477–99). The article examines the relationship between diocesan bishops and papal legates in relation to the power of jurisdiction (potestas regiminis), considering both the historical development of this relationship and current legislation based in the Second Vatican Council and the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

Dr. Gorman's book published in Portuguese.Dr. Michael Gorman

Dr. Michael Gorman’s book Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (2nd ed.) has been published in Portuguese translation as O Apóstolo do Senhor Crucificado.

Ms. Emily Hicks

Ms. Emily Hicks and St. Mary’s are featured in a photo on the website of ARECONF (; scroll down), the international Applied Research in Education Conference, held in Rome, at which she presented a paper in May of last year.


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