Authors Page Angela Franks
Dr. Angela Franks serves as Professor of Theology at St. John's Seminary in Boston and as a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute in Cambridge. She is also a Life and Dignity Writing Fellow for Church Life Journal (University of Notre Dame). Dr. Franks holds a Ph.D. from Boston College, and an M.A. from the Catholic University of America. Her research interests include the theology of the body, Trinitarian theology, and the New Evangelization.
Emery de Gaál
The Reverend Emery de Gaál, a priest from the Eichstätt diocese in Germany, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Fr. de Gaál holds a a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. He also is a member of the Pontifical Academy Marianum at the Vatican. He publishes (in multiple languages) primarily in the area of Mariology. Recent publications include: O Lord, I seek Your Countenance: Explorations and Discoveries in Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology (2018).
Elisabeth Rain Kincaid
Dr. Elisabeth Rain Kincaid is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Moral Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. She teaches courses in fundamental and applied moral theology and Christian ethics, as well as courses on political theology, justice, the common good, and professional ethics. Her research interests include Thomistic virtue ethics, natural law, Catholic social teaching, work and vocation, and the Spanish Scholastics. Dr. Kincaid received her PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where her dissertation focused on reclaiming the theological jurisprudence of the 16th-century Spanish theologian and legal scholar, Francisco Suárez, S.J. She has published in academic journals such as Political Theology, The Journal of Moral Theology, The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and The Scottish Journal of Theology, as well as in more popular publications such as America Magazine and Christianity Today.
William F. Murphy, Jr.
Dr. William (Bill) F. Murphy, Jr. is Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he also edited the Josephinum Journal of Theology for 15 years. After an earlier career in engineering and information technology, he earned an S.T.L. from the Dominican House of Studies and an S.T.D. (a Sacred Theology Doctorate) from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. Dr. Murphy has held faculty appointments at various institutions, including the University of Notre Dame. He has published widely in moral theology: on its Pauline foundations, on Thomistic ethics, and on the philosophical aspects of disputed questions in the field. His current research project is “Social Catholicism for the 21st Century?” of which his Paluch lectures have been a part, and in which he also has collaborated with Ohio State University’s Center for Ethics and Human Values. He is preparing an edited volume under that same title as well.