Chicago Studies Fall/Winter 2023

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Authors’ Page Most Rev. Robert E. Barron

The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron is the Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He received an M.A. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a S.T.D. from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992. Bishop Barron was ordained a priest in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and then appointed to the theological faculty of Mundelein Seminary in 1992. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was twice scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican. He served as the Rector/President of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary from 2012 until 2015. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Barron to be Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was ordained Bishop on September 8, 2015. On June 2, 2022, he was appointed the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota. Bishop Barron’s recent publications include This is My Body (2023), The Great Story of Israel: Election, Freedom, Holiness (2022), and Redeeming the Time (2022), all published by Word on Fire.

Rev. Brendan Lupton

The Reverend Brendan Lupton is an alumnus of the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained in 2005. A patristic theologian, he earned a S.T.D. in historical theology from the Catholic University of America in 2013. He has served on the faculty of Mundelein Seminary for ten years, and currently is President of the Pontifical Faculty. Rev. Lupton is author of the book St. Paul as an Exemplar of Holiness and Pastoral Leadership in the Writings of Pope Gregory the Great, published by Edwin Mellen Press in 2017. He also has published scholarly articles in several journals, including Chicago Studies, Downside Review, and Studia Patristica.

Patricia Pintado-Murphy

Patricia Pintado-Murphy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and a licentiate in philosophy from the University of Navarra. Prior to joining the faculty at Mundelein Seminary, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical College Josephinum and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at DeSales University. As a graduate student, she also taught in the Religious Studies Department of the Catholic University of America. She was the director of a program on the New Evangelization at The Athenaeum of Ohio and also served as the managing editor of the Josephinum Journal of Theology. She recently obtained a S.T.L. degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary with a thesis on Ratzinger’s thought. She is a member of the Committee for Priestly Formation of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. She is coeditor of the book published in 2023 by the Institute of Priestly Formation entitled As a Priest Thinks, So He Is: The Role of Philosophy in Seminary Formation. She has articles published on modern philosophy, its impact on the relation of faith and reason, its influence on theology, and the nature of secularization. She is also very interested in the history and experience of Hispanics in the Catholic Church in the United States, particularly now that she also teaches for the Escuela de Liderazgo para la Evangelización of the University of St. Mary of the Lake.


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