Kathleen A. Cahalan

Kathleen A. Cahalan

Curriculum Vitae
 

Professor of Theology, 2000-

Director of Collegeville Institute Seminars
www.CollegevilleInstitute.org/seminars

B.A., Mundelein College, 1983; M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School, 1985; Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School, 1998

kcahalan@csbsju.edu

Recent courses taught:

  • Introduction to Pastoral Care, Spring 2013
  • Integration Seminar, Fall 2012
  • Theology and Spirituality of Vocation, Spring 2011
  • Contemporary Spiritual Practices, Fall 2011

Recent publications:

Introducing the Practice of Ministry

Introducing the Practice of Ministry

(Collegeville: Liturgical Press, August 2010).

Order Book

Formed in the Image of Christ

Formed in the Image of Christ:
The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring, C.Ss.R.

(Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004).

Projects That Matter

Projects That Matter:

Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations

(Bethesda: The Alban Institute, 2003).

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Recent Articles:

“Locating Practical Theology in Catholic Theological Discourse and Practice,” International Journal of Practical Theology, 15:1 (2011): 1-21.  

 “Reframing Knowing, Being, and Doing in the Seminary Classroom,” Teaching Theology and Religion, 14:4 (October 2011).

“Integration in Theological Education,” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology, ed. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2011.

“Pastoral Theology or Practical Theology? Limits and Possibilities" in Keeping Faith in Practice: Aspects of Catholic Pastoral Theology, eds. James Sweeney, Gemma Simmonds, and David Lonsdale (London: SCM Press, 2010), 99-116.

“Beyond Pastoral Theology: Why Catholics should Embrace Practical Theology,” in

Secularization Theories, Religious Identity and Practical Theology, eds. Wilhelm Gräb and Lars Charbonnier (Zurich: Lit Verlag GmbH & Co., 2009), 392-97.

“Teaching Practical Theology: Examining Six Sub-Disciplines,” with Carol Lakey Hess and Bonnie Miller-McLemore, International Journal of Practical Theology, 12/1 (November 2008): 80-87.

“Introducing Ministry and Fostering Integration: Teaching the Book-ends of the Masters of Divinity Program,” in For Life Abundant:  Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry, eds. Craig Dykstra and Dorothy C. Bass  (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008), 91-115.

"Creating Space to Listen to God's Call: Discernment in Youth Ministry," in Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry, ed. Mark Yaconelli (Zondervan, 2007): 148-169.

Book Reviews:

Richard R. Osmer, Practical Theology: An Introduction. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008. Review in Worship 83/4 (July 2009): 371-73.

 

Elaine Graham et al., Theological Reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press, 2005.

Review in Worship, 81/4 (July 2007): 358-59.

Christian Smith, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Review in Worship, 79/6 (November 2005) 567-70.

Robert L. Browning and Roy A. Reed, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Moral Course: Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2004. Review in Worship, 79/4 (July 2005) 372-74.

Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ministries: A Relational Approach. Crossroad Pub. Co., 2003. Review in Worship, 79/4 (July 2005) 378-80.

Presentations:

"Reflections on Case Studies in Practical Theology and Ministry," Christian Theological Research Fellowship, Case Studies of the Church at Worship: New Paradigms forTeaching Theology and Worship, American Academy of Religion, November 18, 2012.

"Narrating the Self through Scripture: The Practice of lectio divina Today," Sacred Texts and Roman Catholic Approaches in Practical Theology, panel presentation, Association of Practical Theology, April 15, 2012.

"Discipleship? Ministry? What They are and How They are Related," Theology Day, Saint John's School of Theology, April 13, 26, May 10, 18, 2012.

"Learning Ministry over Time," Catholic Theological Union Field Education Supervisors, March 21, 2012.

"The Grammar of Vocation," Wellesley Congregational Church, Wellesley, Massachusetts, February 11-12, 2012.

"The Call to Discipleship, the Vocation to Ministry," Association of Coordinators and Religious Educators, St. Paul MN, January 26, 2012.

"The Grammar of Vocation," Christ Church Newman Center, Saint Cloud State University, November 1, 2011.

“Understanding Integration in Theological Education,” International Academy of Practical Theology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 21-26, 2011.

“Ministry Education: State of the Art Roundtable,” International Academy of Practical Theology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 21-26, 2011.

“Education for Vocation,” Augsburg College, Panel Presentation, November 2, 2010.

“Roman Catholic Contributions and Challenges in Practical Theology: Academy and Ecclesial Life,” Panel participant, Association of Practical Theology, Boston University, April 10, 2010.

Retreats:

 

School of lectio divina, retreat leader, St. Paul Monastery, St. Paul, Minnesota, February, 15-20, 2013.

"Visio divina II: Praying with Imagination," retreat leader, Saint John's University School of             Theology·Seminary, November 4-9, 2012.

"Visio divina with The Saint John's Bible," Holden Village, August 20-25 2012.

School of lectio divina, retreat leader, St. Paul Monastery, St. Paul, Minnesota, December 9-14, 2011.

"Visio divina II: Praying with Imagination," retreat leader, Saint John's University School of Theology·Seminary, October 17-21, 2011.

Visio Divina II: Praying with Imagination, Saint John’s School of Theology, October 17-21, 2011:

School of Lectio Divina, St. Paul Monastery, December 9-14, 2011; http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org/7-benedictine-center/introduction.html

Professional Activities:

Project Director of the “Collegeville Seminars,” a grant awarded to the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research from Lilly Endowment, Inc.; July 1, 2009-June 30, 2013

Past President, Association of Practical Theology, 2008-2010 (president, 2006-2008)

Grant awarded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., “Research in Practical Theology, Theological Education and Ministry and Continuing Efforts in Evaluation;” July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.

2005 Book Award, Catholic Press Association, Second Place: Theology Formed in the Image of Christ: The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2004

Member, International Association of Practical Theology, nominated and accepted 2005