The New Evangelization: Obstacles and Opportunities
Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano:
Fr. Claudio M. Burgaleta, SJ, Ph.D.:
Bishop Caggiano was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero on May 16, 1987. He earned his doctorate degree in 1996 from the Pontifical University in Rome. In May 2003, Pope John Paul II named him a Papal Chaplain, bestowing upon him the title of Reverend Monsignor. On August 22, 2006, he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, and Titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig. Bishop Caggiano currently holds the title of Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Fr. Claudio M. Burgaleta, SJ, PhD is associate professor at the GSRRE where he teaches Systematic and Pastoral Theology. He holds a doctorate in Historical and Systematic Theology from Boston College (1996). Besides university teaching and theological writing, Fr. Burgaleta has taught at the secondary level, been assistant director of novices and ministered to various Hispanic communities throughout the US and abroad. A frequent speaker on the thought of Benedict XVI, he has published an audio book about the Holy Father: Benedict XVI: Theologian and Preacher (Now You Know Media, 2011).
Dr. Colt C. Anderson, Ph.D.:
Dr. C.Colt Anderson, Ph.D., is Dean of the Graduate School of Religion at Fordham University. A church historian and theologian, his research focuses on the intersection between three areas of concern: the communication of the Gospel (evangelization), how to reform the church, and the importance of an eschatological perspective for Christian life. His publications have concentrated on ways to heal the growing divisions among members of the Catholic Church by drawing upon models of leadership from historical figures such as Gregory the Great, Peter Damian, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bonaventure, and others. Professor Anderson has focused his research on the origins of the Franciscan movement as a means to understand the important development of lay ministry in the Church. He lectures nationally on issues related to spirituality, ecclesial reform, and evangelization. After spending several years as a scriptwriter and film producer, he has tried to find ways to recover the proper place of narrative in theology as a means to communicate the Catholic tradition to contemporary people.
Monsignor Michael F. Hull:
Monsignor Michael F. Hull, S.T.D., is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, pastor of the Church of the Guardian Angel in the Chelsea section of New York City, and a professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, NY. Additionally, he is the founding executive director of the Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, a new effort of the archdiocese for the New Evangelization, scheduled to open in September 2014. He earned his doctorate in biblical theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome). He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Academy of Religion. He is author of Baptism on the Account of the Dead (1 Cor 15:29): An Act of Faith in the Resurrection. His articles have appeared in The Dunwoodie Review, The Incarnate Word, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Ecumenical Trends, The Priest, Sacerdos, and the Seminary Journal. He spoke in June 2012 at the New York Bible Summit on “The New Evangelization: Foundations in Scripture and Vatican II.
Dr. Thomas Beaudoin, Ph.D.:
Tom Beaudoin is associate professor of theology in the GSRRE. His work focuses on religious and spiritual practice in the contemporary world. He is the author of 3 books on faith and culture, and more than 75 articles, chapters, essays, and reviews. With a colleague in the Fordham Theology Department, Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, he is currently at work on a grant-funded project to study how and why baptized Catholics rework or reject their Catholicism. Dr. Beaudoin also directs the Rock and Theology project for Liturgical Press (www.rockandtheology.com), where theologians who are also practicing "secular" musicians and fans write about the relationship between religion and popular music. He is the editor of the forthcoming book Secular Music and Sacred Theology, which will be published by Liturgical Press in May, and is the president-elect of the Association of Practical Theology.
Dr. Harold (Bud) Horell, Ph.D.:
Dr. Harold (Bud) Horell is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. His primary vocation is to be a husband and father. He and his wife Barbara Jean have three children: twin sons, age 22, Gareth and Brendan and 14 year old daughter Rose. Bud holds a doctoral degree in theology and education from the Boston College IREPM. His primary academic and teaching interests are in the history and foundations of religious education, moral education, education for peace and justice, and the religious development of children, youth, and young adults.