Fr. Thomas A. Baima, MBA, STD
Editor and Founder, Hillenbrand Books
Administrative Assistant and Coordinator of Student Services
REV. THOMAS BAIMA, MBA, STD
Professor in the Department of Systematic Theology
BA, Philosophy and Religion, Butler University; STB, MDiv, STL, University of St. Mary of the Lake; MBA, Templeton Institute; STD, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Archbishop’s Liaison for Formation Programs. Former Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights and Saint Damian Parish in Oak Forest; Former President, Illinois Conference of Churches, Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago. Author of Concordat of Agreement Between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Lessons on the Way Toward Full Communion. Co-author of Understanding Four Views of The Lord’s Supper. Editor of A Legacy of Catholic/Jewish Dialogue: The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lectures, and What is a Parish? Canonical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives. Contributor to A Sourcebook of the World Religions; A Blessing to Each Other: the Writings of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin on Catholic/Jewish Relations; The Community of Religions: Voices and Images from the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Member of the Academy of Catholic Theology, American Academy of Religion, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers and North American Academy of Ecumenists. Fellow, Christian Leadership Initiative, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem.
LYNNE BOUGHTON, PHD
BA, MA, Fordham University, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research articles on topics in the history of theology the history of liturgy, and biblical translation have been published in Westminster Theological Journal, Church History, Journal of Religion, Divinitas: Commentaries of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Tyndale Bulletin, Irish Theological Quarterly, The Thomist, Antiphon, Gregorianum, Questions liturgiques, and Revue biblique. She has also served as a reviewer for academic publications. Her areas of specialization include biblical studies, intellectual history, and ethics.
CHRISTOPHER CARSTENS, MA, MALS
BA, Oratory of St. Philip, Toronto; MA, University of Dallas; MA (Liturgical Studies), The Liturgical Institute. Coordinator of Pontifical Liturgies, Director of the Office of Sacred Worship, liturgical coordinator for the diocesan Permanent Deacon formation program, diocesan Director of RCIA and Director of the Diocesan Televised Mass for the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Editor, The Adoremus Bulletin. Frequent presenter in liturgical conferences and in parish education. Frequent contributor on liturgical topics to the La Crosse Catholic Times. Board Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Author of Devotional Journey Into the Mass and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass . Co-host of The Liturgy Guys podcast on liturgical topics.
DR. PERRY CAHALL, PHD
BA, Duke University; MA, Saint Louis University; PhD, Saint Louis University. Academic Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Anthropotes, Augustinian Studies, Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy: An Encyclopedia, Downside Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Josephinum Journal of Theology, The Linacre Quarterly, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and The Thomist Author of The Mystery of Marriage: A Theology of the Body and the Sacrament with Hillenbrand Books.
REV. EMERY A. DE GAÁL, PHD
Chairperson and Professor in the Departments of Department of Systematic Theology and Pre-Theology
V.D., Dipl. Theol. University of Munich (Röm 3,21-31 als paulinischer Austrag des bereits als Traditionsgut vorgefundenen Rechtfertigungsgedankens); PhD, Systematic Theology, Duquesne University. Associate Pastor, Instructor, Member of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenical Dialogue in Nuremberg, Germany. Author of The Art of Equanimity: A Study on the Theological Hermeneutics of Saint Anselm of Canterbury and The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI - The Christocentric Shift. Member of the editorial boars of several theological journals. Member of the American Academy of Religion, American Benedictine Academy, Catholic Theological Society of America, Medieval Academy of America, Société Internationale des Mediévistes, and Pontifica Academia Marian Internationalis.
REV. MSGR. ROBERT DEMPSEY, STD
ABClas, Loyola University of Chicago; MA, Loyola University of Chicago; STB, Pontifical Gregorian University; STL, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; STD, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. His articles have appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and The New World, and he served as editor of the weekly English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, for ten years. He has served as a notary and field advocate of the Metropolitan Tribunal, member of the Archdiocesan Catholic-Greek Orthodox Dialogue Commission. He is currently pastor of St. Patrick Church, in Lake Forest, Illinois.
REV. DENNIS GILL, SLD
SLL, SLD, Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’Anselmo, Rome. Director of the Office for Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Rector of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and Professor of Sacred Liturgy at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia. Former Director of Liturgy at the Pontifical North American College, Rome. Author of Music in Catholic Liturgy: A Pastoral and Theological Companion to Sing to the Lord (Hillenbrand Books).
He is currently writing a new work called Ars Celebrandi: An Artful and Careful Celebration of the Eucharist with Hillenbrand Books.
REV. LAWRENCE R. HENNESSEY, STL, PHD
Professor, Department of Systematic Theology
Editor, Chicago Studies
STB and STL, School of Theology, Catholic University of America; PhD, in Classical Philology and Early Christian Theology and Literature, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic University of America; DD, (honoris causa), University of St. Mary of the Lake. Instructor at Washington Theological Union, Catholic University of America, and Virginia Theological Seminary. Member of the North American Patristic Society, the Catholic Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
PAUL HILLIARD, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Church History
BA, University of Dallas; MPhil in Medieval History, University of Cambridge; PhD in History, University of Cambridge, Thesis: Sacred and Secular History in the Writings of Bede (†735). His research interests include Medieval Biblical Exegesis, Christian Historiography, Anglo-Saxon History, Early Medieval History, Monasticism, and Conversion. Member of the American Historical Association, Ecclesiastical History Society, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Medieval Academy of America, and Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages.
NATALIE JORDAN, STD (cand.)
MA, Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville; STL, Liturgical Institute, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Thesis: The Eschatological and Ecclesiological Dimensions of Christ’s Ascension.
VERY REV. JOHN KARTJE, PHD, S.T.D.
Rector/President, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics
Ph.D. (Astrophysics), University of Chicago; M.Div, S.T.B., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.L, S.T.D. (Biblical Theology), Catholic University of America. Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2002. Former Associate Pastor, St. Benedict, Chicago, IL. Former Chaplain and Director, Sheil Catholic Center, Northwestern University. Author of Wisdom Epistemology in the Psalter: A Study of Psalms 1, 73, 90, and 107 (De Gruyter, 2014). Member: Catholic Biblical Association, contributor to Chicago Studies.
REV. RONALD T. KUNKEL, STD
Associate Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame; S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; S.T.L., Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome; S.T.D., University of St. Mary of the Lake. Former Associate Pastor, St. Peter, Skokie. Former Associate Pastor and Director of Liturgy, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago. Former adjunct faculty member, Institute for Priestly Formation, Creighton University. Faculty, Archdiocese of Chicago Deacon Formation Program. Founding Board Member and Spiritual Director, Illinois Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Contributor to Chicago Studies. Author of “Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation” in Lift Up Your Hearts: A Pastoral, Theological, and Historical Survey of the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal.
REV. UWE MICHAEL LANG, CO, STD
Mag. Theol., University of Vienna; D. Phil., University of Oxford. Member of the London (Brompton) Oratory. Lecturer in Church History at Heythrop College in the University of London. Former Consultor to the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. Author of Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, The Voice of the Church at Prayer: Reflections on Liturgy and Language, and Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual and Expression of the Sacred. Editor, Antiphon: Journal of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.
MATTHEW LEVERING, PHD
James and Mary Perry Chair of Theology
Professor Department of Dogmatic Theology
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MTS, Duke University; PhD, Boston College. Previous appointments include: Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria College; Associate Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University; Myser Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame; Professor of Theology at University of Dayton. Author of numerous books including Christ’s Fulfillment of Torah and Temple, Scripture and Metaphysics, Sacrifice and Community, Participatory Biblical Exegesis, Biblical Natural Law, Ezra and Nehemiah, and Christ and the Catholic Priesthood. He is the translator of Gilles Emery, OP, The Trinity. Co-editor of Nova et Vetera and of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. Member of the Academy of Catholic Theology and of Evangelicals and Catholics Together.
REV. BRENDAN LUPTON, STD
Acting President of the Pontifical Faculty
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pre-Theology and Church History
BA, Catholic University of America; MDiv, STB, STL, University of St. Mary of the Lake; STD, Catholic University of America. Thesis: St. Paul as a Model and Teacher in the Writings of St. Gregory the Great.” Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2005; Former Associate Pastor, St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, Illinois; Member of the North American Patristic Society.
DENIS R. McNAMARA, MArchH, PHD
BA, History of Art, Yale University; MArchH and PhD, Architectural History, University of Virginia. Author of Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago (2005), Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy (2009), How to Read Churches (2011) and articles and reviews in Arris, Chicago Studies, Communio, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Assembly, Sacred Architecture, Letter and Spirit, and Environment and Art Letter. Academic specialties include the theology of liturgical art and architecture, classicism, and sacramental aesthetics. Member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Society for Catholic Liturgy and the Institute for Classical Architecture.